Someone said “The Silver Jews are back” on twitter and I lost my mind a little. CONTEXT: They’re re-releasing some early songs, specifically tracks off of Dime Map of the Reef and the Arizona Record. This is a bit of a bummer for me personally as I already have/listen to those records on the…
The world needs these early recordings! How can your resist such lyrical genius as “Welcome to the house of the bats, my baby / Welcome to the house of the bats!” Silver Jews forever and ever, amen—their performance in Toronto remains of two concerts I have ever s-o-b-b-e-d at.
Edited to add: I’m really into the above write-up describing the early recordings as the work of “muppet baby versions of the David Berman, Stephen Malkmus and Bobby Nastanovich that we know today”
MUPPET BABY VERSIONS. BEST!!!
It’s not a rare early track and it doesn’t even have any words, but sometimes the only thing that keeps me from totally hating this stupid world is “Night Society.” I’m pretty much only mentioning this because I don’t have a lot of strong feelings about The Silver Jews (aside from, of course, my undying love for SM & also any band name-dropped in “His Indie World” by Mary Lou Lord).
how have I never heard this “His Indie World” song before?!