See him riding a horse, playing tennis and making new album Sparkle Hard

Ahead of the release of Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks’ new album Sparkle Hard on May 18, Domino have released a mini-documentary on the making of the record. Watch it below:

“I have long been a Malkmus fan, and for years have thought very hard about what I would make with him given the opportunity,” says director Brook Linder. “He’s such a unique character… I wanted to capture the mundane details of his life – and it turns out they’re as enigmatic as he is.”

“Since watching this doc I’ve improved my tennis game immensely,” adds Malkmus. “I’ve shortened my follow through on the forehand and made progress on a buttery topspin backhand.”

You can read a full review of Sparkle Hard – along with an extensive Stephen Malkmus Q&A – in the current issue of Uncut, on sale now. For a sneak preview, go here.

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The June 2018 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK – with the Rolling Stones on the cover. Elsewhere in the issue, you’ll find exclusive new interviews with Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Françoise Hardy, Eric Burdon, James Taylor, Public Enemy, Eleanor Friedberger and many more. Our free CD showcases 15 tracks of this month’s best new music, including Courtney Barnett, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Ryley Walker, Beach House, Wand, Simone Felice, Dylan Carson and The Sea And Cake.

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