Silver Jews were originally made up of David Berman, Stephen Malkmus and Bob Nastanovich, formed around the same time as Pavement. This lineup only stayed together through one album (1994′s Starlight Walker) as David Berman became the only consistent member through the rest of their 5 albums, breaking up in 2009.
On June 19th, Early Times will be released, a incredibly rough recording of the bands early recordings. I mean “rough” recording in the best way possible, because how else would you want to listen to this dischordant group of artists?
Pretty excited about this collaboration, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks are set to release Mirror Traffic August 23rd. The album is produced by Beck which will be his second production credit this year, the first being Thurston Moore’s Demolished Thoughts, which has been getting great reviews. Malkmus albums are always a treat, even if Real Emotional Trash was a bit indulgent and lengthy at times there were still some really great songs on it (One of which was about our fair city of Baltimore, or at least being in love with a soldier from it).
I had almost missed this until someone mentioned it to me at work, the name is “Slow Century: Hostory Lesson 1989-1999″. It has a lot of great footage and runs throughout the entire Pavement history. It’s pretty cool to see what they started with and where they ended up, with every album they just got better and better without losing the sound. Would be a good Coachella reunion band (starting rumors) especially with Malkmus’s blazing performance last year.