Silver Jews was an indie rock band from New York City, formed in 1989 by David Berman along with Pavement's Stephen Malkmus and Bob Nastanovich. Berman remained throughout and was the only constant member. During the last few albums, Cassie Berman became a regular member of the band. They disbanded
Berman has falsely quoted the band's name originating from the transcription of a billboard that he saw reading "Silver Jewelry," although he has stated in an interview that the name was actually intended to be a pseudonym for a conceptual art piece and later evolved into the actual band.
The band has released several full-length albums, including the latest Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea, released 2008 (Drag City). Berman is also a published poet. His collection Actual Air was released in 1999 and received favorable reviews from The New Yorker and GQ.
Though Berman had avoided playing live for most of the band's existence, the Silver Jews embarked on their first-ever tour following the release of Tanglewood Numbers in 2005. They toured the United States, Europe, and Israel in 2006. The band started the U.S. portion of their 2008 tour on August 28 in Columbus, Ohio.
Silver Jews' sixth album, Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea, was released on June 17, 2008. (-via http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Jews)
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