The idea of Stephen Malkmus and Beck working on music in a studio together– trading jokes nobody else understands, reminiscing about the 1990s, emitting lethal doses of nonchalant cool– is the stuff of alt-rock dreams. Until now. Because that shit actually happened.
Originally mentioned in a Mojo article and confirmed by Matador, Malkmus and his band the Jicks recorded with Beck earlier this year. But, thanks to Malkmus’s 2010 commitments with some other band, the fruits of the collaboration probably won’t be heard until next year, according to the label. So try to pace your excitement on this one. (via pfmedia)