Silver Jews – Trains Across The Sea

‘Starlite Walker’ from Silver Jews came out the same year as Pavement’s seminal ‘Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain’. Probably not that surprising then that songs such as the immaculate ‘Trains Across The Sea’ should have that signature Pavement slacker tone given that at the time Silver Jews was populated by half of the slanted and enchanted. Paradoxically, it would be grossly unfair to put the genius of this song down to Stephen Malkmus as it was written/sung by the one Silver Jews constant over the years David Berman. Berman met both Malkmus and Bob Nastanovich while at college but unlike the other two has remained with Silver Jews ever since. Pavement have been long since vanquished but Berman’s group remain a viable entity releasing their 6th LP ‘Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea’ this summer. ‘Trains Across The Sea’ is a gold trimmed RSVP to explore what Silver Jews have to offer. Thanks to Brendan and Gareth from Analogue for the tip. KD

Silver Jews – Trains Across The Sea

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More Info: Official & Myspace
Buy Songs: Silver Jews
Year: 1994

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