As reported, the first installment in Matador Records’ new 7″ subscription series features Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks and 80’s glam-metal godfathers L.A. Guns covering one another. As Stereogum points out, Malkmus and co.’s contribution, a take on 1989’s “Wheels of Fire, was recently played on a Canadian radio station, and you can stream the replay here (scroll to the 1:48:10 mark.) For context, L.A. Guns’ version is below.
The second 7″ in the series is out March 20th and features lo-fi hardcore upstarts OBN IIIs. The third, available May 22nd, promises Brooklyn hard-rock crew The Men. The fourth, available in July, packs Los Angeles garage pop outfit Wounded Lion. In all, the series will offer six singles over the course of 2012. Place your subscription at the Matador’s webstore.