Silver Jews

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The Anniversary

American Water Turns 20

American Water dismisses much of the American dream. While many Americans were taught to pull themselves up by their bootstraps, to conquer, to climb, in…
Leo DeLuca | October 19, 2018 - 9:15 am

Sounding Board

The Untold Story Of Silver Jews’ The Natural Bridge: How David Berman Lost His Mind, Left Pavement Behind, And Made A Masterpiece

It starts with a line you might yell at an ex across an empty, half-lit parking lot around midnight: "I don't really wanna die/ I…
Ryan H. Walsh | October 3, 2016 - 12:03 pm

In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2009

Scientists say the weeks between Thanksgiving and Chrismukkah are the most depressing time of year (or maybe I read that on Friendster) and it's easy…
Scott Lapatine | December 4, 2009 - 1:04 pm

More Silver Jews stories

Silver Jews’ David Berman To Launch New Band In 2019, Says Bob Nastanovich

Pavement’s Bob Nastanovich announced today on his podcast Three Songs that his former Silver Jews bandmate David Berman will release new music in 2019. The…
Tosten Burks / Spin | December 12, 2018 - 4:30 pm

Drag City Records Now On Spotify

Chicago-based independent record label Drag City is sharing the majority of their discography with Spotify listeners after years of avoiding major streaming services. They moved…
Julia Gray | April 1, 2018 - 12:51 pm

Classic Drag City Albums Now On Apple Music

Drag City have long been holdouts in the streaming wars. The Chicago indie took their time bringing releases to digital retailers like iTunes and Bandcamp,…
Rob Arcand/Spin | June 30, 2017 - 4:11 pm

Silver Jews’ David Berman Recites A Poem From Third Man Books’ Frank Stanford Collection

Jack White's Third Man Records has become something of a haven for all kinds of special releases -- vinyl or otherwise -- and today they've…
Caitlin White | September 3, 2015 - 1:38 pm

Bob Nastanovich Answers Questions About Thoroughbred Racing

At this point Bob Nastanovich is at least as well known as a race horsing enthusiast as a member of Pavement and Silver Jews. Nastanovich…
Chris DeVille | May 26, 2015 - 5:50 pm

Hear Kevin Morby Cover Bob Dylan, The Germs, & Silver Jews For Aquarium Drunkard

Kevin Morby has been a member of two of my favorite bands, Babies and Woods, but his solo work is just as compelling as any…
Caitlin White | February 19, 2015 - 3:34 pm

Stephen Malkmus Rejects Pavement Bandmates’ Pitch For Another Reunion

In a new interview on the podcast Kreative Kontrol (via Pitchfork), the former Pavement and Silver Jews member Bob Nastanovich reveals that Stephen Malkmus recently…
James Rettig | February 18, 2015 - 8:29 pm

Silver Jews Had Band Practice In Nashville Last Night

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…
Chris DeVille | January 8, 2015 - 11:20 am

Silver Jews Go Underground For Final Show

When David Berman decided to call it quits, the Silver Jew decided to take his father with him. For his final SJ show, he decided…
Brandon Stosuy | February 3, 2009 - 9:18 am

Silver Jew Calls It Quits, Exposes Dad

After twenty years and a half dozen albums (including last year's excellent Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea) David Berman is apparently hanging up the Silver Jews…
Scott Lapatine | January 23, 2009 - 12:15 am

They Might Be Wrong

Oh noes! Everyone is hating on Radiohead today. Silver Jew David Berman to P4K: "You can go through the whole new Radiohead album and try…
Scott Lapatine | August 18, 2008 - 3:03 pm

Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea

Silver Jews' new LP, out tomorrow on Drag City, is streaming on MySpace. Grab an MP3 here.
Scott Lapatine | June 16, 2008 - 3:00 pm