Silver Jews, David Berman’s meditative, poetic, much-beloved indie-rock project that served as a sort of sister band to Pavement, has been defunct since 2009, when Berman ended the band and exposed his father as “a union buster” and “a despicable man.” But Bob Nastanovich, who founded the band with Berman and Stephen Malkmus in 1989, posted a photo on Facebook last night suggesting that the Jews are back in action. You can see the photo above; its caption reads, “After Jews practice tonight!!!! ’tis cold in Nashville.” The post is public, at least for now:
UPDATE: Nastanovich confirmed to Wondering Sound via text message that Silver Jews are working on new music. Two new songs are in the works right now: “The Veranda Over The Toy Shoppe” (which is about “the women of Bucharest”) and “Wacky Package Eyes.” If it sounds like he’s messing with us, Nastanovich writes, “Not pulling leg. But if sub par, it will be binned.” He added that it’s “doubtful” the band will tour, and they won’t be working on the new songs again for another month now that he’s left Nashville. Still, Silver Jews are writing new songs!