Monday, March 17, 2008

Silver Jews

After breaking his long-standing moratorium on playing live, I had the pleasure of seeing David Berman and company live in March of 2006 at Webster Hall in NYC (snapped this picture with my cellphone). They most certainly did not disappoint. And being on the receiving end of all that pent-up fan love seemed to have medicinal powers in healing the fragile psyche of Dave.

That tour went well from all accounts, and now there’s a bunch of upcoming European dates that will support the release of the Silver Jew's sixth release called Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea due out from Drag City sometime in late April. No rogue tracks from the record yet, but here’s a listing of the goods to come, and 4 of my favorites from albums past:

TRACK LISTING: Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea

01. What is Not But Could Be If

02. Aloysius, Bluegrass Drummer

03. Suffering Jukebox

04. My Pillow is the Threshold

05. Strange Victory, Strange Defeat

06. San Francisco B.C.

07. Open Field

08. Party Barge

09. Candy Jail

10. We Could Be Looking for the Same Thing

Starlite Walker - Trains Across the Sea

Bright Flight - Slow Education

American Water - People

Tanglewood Numbers - How Can I Love You (If You Won't Lie Down)

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