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I suppose you could listen to a different band, but what's the point?

Famous Athlete, Wednesday, 11 September 2002 04:10 (sixteen years ago) link

(There might be one of these in the archives already. I enjoy Silver Jews, although I can think of several points to listening to someone else most of the time.)

nabisco (nabisco), Wednesday, 11 September 2002 14:34 (sixteen years ago) link

The new New Radiant Storm King album is really good... features former Jews Peyton P. Pinkerton & Matt Hunter. I forget the name but there's life Jackets on the cover.

autovac, Wednesday, 11 September 2002 20:08 (sixteen years ago) link

former Jews Peyton P. Pinkerton & Matt Hunter

Your statement is not false, but seems to imply that New Radiant Storm King is some sort of Jews side project. Peyton and MHunter were NRSK before playing with Dave Berman. (Western Mass represent!)

NRSK is pretty good Sonic Youth-derived stuff. Haven't heard the new record (can't find it in record stores and haven't trolled for it online!), but Hurricane Necklace is one of those great albums no one ever talks about. It was on the (I think defunct) Grass label, so may be out-of-print.

Also, Peyton does some fairly awesome jangle-pop guitar work with the Pernice Brothers.

wl, Wednesday, 11 September 2002 21:43 (sixteen years ago) link

My very favorite S. Jews song is "Old New York," from a split single with NRSK. It's a tossed-off piece of drunken buffoonery, but I love it: "Theatre in the round/Hey! stop by Howard Johnson's/Martinis on the house/You might even meet Mick Ronson/You never know who might show up/At the bar you decide to blow up/In New York." (That might seem all that impressive on a computer screen, but is precious as a traded-off Berman/Malkmus vocal line.)

mike a, Wednesday, 11 September 2002 22:47 (sixteen years ago) link

i always loved the line about Michelle and "the towers in her mind" - "some women lie down with killers - my baby's not that kind"

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Thursday, 12 September 2002 06:39 (sixteen years ago) link

nine years pass...

'Random Rules' just came on at the coffee shop

calstars, Friday, 6 July 2012 17:45 (seven years ago) link

man, i want random rules to come on when i'm at the coffee shop

Mad God 40/40 (Z S), Friday, 6 July 2012 17:46 (seven years ago) link


dell (del), Friday, 6 July 2012 18:12 (seven years ago) link

i would go there, but only if they named it after a moby dick character

dell (del), Friday, 6 July 2012 18:16 (seven years ago) link

two years pass...

It's so very cold in the mansion after sunset

calstars, Sunday, 22 March 2015 19:12 (four years ago) link

six months pass...

Well that explains a few things.

pplains, Friday, 25 September 2015 00:34 (three years ago) link

two years pass...

Malkmus said in a recent interview that some new SJ demos had been made recently

ufo, Saturday, 26 May 2018 07:20 (one year ago) link

Last I heard DCB moved to Cali and is writing screenplays. That’s been going on for a year or so.

Right column Leftist (sunny successor), Saturday, 26 May 2018 22:09 (one year ago) link

He wrote about head to southern cali a long while back and a friend of mine called him recently begging him to collaborate on a song with him but DCB was all no I’m writing screen stuff now.

Right column Leftist (sunny successor), Saturday, 26 May 2018 22:12 (one year ago) link


calstars, Saturday, 26 May 2018 22:17 (one year ago) link

I wish him a lotta luck...

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Saturday, 26 May 2018 22:19 (one year ago) link

I've never heard a good Silver Jews cover, and today is no exception, xp

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Saturday, 26 May 2018 22:43 (one year ago) link

Pavement did a great cover of “Secret Knowledge of Backroads,” if that counts!

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Saturday, 26 May 2018 23:14 (one year ago) link

My vote is no, not really, since sm played on the original afaik

calstars, Saturday, 26 May 2018 23:32 (one year ago) link

just learned this week that the "laughed when I left, but in the end you only hurt yourself" line from How to Rent a Room was from a Sam Cooke song.

how's life, Sunday, 27 May 2018 01:27 (one year ago) link

xp the Dean & Britta cover of "Random Rules" was good iirc

Paul Ponzi, Sunday, 27 May 2018 01:45 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

From Drag City News(adjust your shades accordingly):

American Water by Silver Jews was first released two decades ago. Observing the time between then and now, the album has been half-speed mastered at Abbey Road to provide depth and nuance for all future vinyl listeners - and current ones! Additionally, a cassette version of this timeless album makes its debut, to provide an alternative aural timestamp for intrepid audio voyagers who weren't there the first time around. You can pre-order both versions NOW for the 9/28 release date. American Water - here's to the next 20 years!

dow, Sunday, 12 August 2018 20:30 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

Excellent !

calstars, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 23:56 (eight months ago) link

— prplmtns (@prplmtns) January 1, 2019

hot dog go to bathroom (cajunsunday), Wednesday, 2 January 2019 20:56 (seven months ago) link

Nice. How’d you hear that he re opened his twtr account?

calstars, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 21:32 (seven months ago) link

Or more accurately, started a new one

calstars, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 21:39 (seven months ago) link

Detective work. also Bob Nastonovich retweeted the account.

hot dog go to bathroom (cajunsunday), Wednesday, 2 January 2019 22:09 (seven months ago) link

four months pass...

Anybody finds a leak please share...

calstars, Friday, 10 May 2019 17:09 (three months ago) link

Found it on slsk
“Lately I tend to make strangers everywhere I go”

calstars, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 23:05 (three months ago) link

So we've got Purple Mountains now.

Walked to a record store today and bought a copy despite not owning a record player or having any friends that do. But I heard it on Downhill Swing. So, the song's about getting old, losing friends, and struggling with depression. References to long cross-country drives alone which seem to match up with some of the photos DCB's posted to his twitter recently. Not a theme I can personally get too excited about, but I trust the guy knows what he's doing and I suspect he's putting those feelings out there as a way offer a connection with anyone who might be dealing with the same stuff.

The music itself didn't do a whole lot for me, but I'm drifting away from indie rock these days anyway.

del griffith, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 23:57 (three months ago) link

Purple Mountains

mizzell, Friday, 17 May 2019 15:35 (three months ago) link

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