Saturday, January 31, 2009

Embed and Breakfast man: The Silver Jews

With The Silver Jews coming to an end, what better time could there be for a look back over their career?

The obvious answer to that question would be "when they were still a going concern", but can we pretend I was being rhetorical?

The band have actually racked up twenty years, which is quite impressive, although they have managed to churn through almost as many members in that time. David Berman is the only member to have carried his bat - which is why his decision to wrap up marks the end.

A band so loved by their fans, it's appropriate to start with a fan-made video, I think. This is from the Bright Flight album, their first major work after Stephen Malkmus decided to focus his extra-Pavement curricular activities on The Jicks:

Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea
American Water
Bright Flight
American documentary DVD

More Silver Jews online
On Drag City Records
Village Voice: The Evolution of The Silver Jews
Last FM
Daytrotter: An appreciation

Further Silver Jews video action across the weekend
How To Rent A Room - live
Dallas - live
Random Rules - live
How Can I Love You If You Won't Lie Down?
I'm Getting Back Into Getting Back Into You

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