Show Post: In House #1474
It's been four long years since the Silver Jews graced us with the wit of Bright Flight. From the sounds of things, those four years have been longer for no one more than David Berman, essentially the sole actual member of the band. He's spent that time struggling with depression, drug addiction and an attempted suicide in the form of a deliberate overdose. From the sounds of things, he's "come through," as they say, joined on Tanglewood Numbers by former brothers-in-Pavement Stephen Malkmus and Bob Nastanovich, Will "Bonnie Prince Billy" Oldham, and Bobby Bare Jr., to drop a few names. The result, it appears, is an album that sounds very much like the Silver Jews in some ways and not very much in others-- meaning that the poetry and wit of Mr. Berman are very much intact, but the production values are higher and less stripped down. Tanglewood Numbers is out today on Drag City records.
In House #1474.
Focus: New release from the Silver Jews, Tanglewood Numbers, plus new music from the Deadly Snakes, selections from the Stubbs the Zombie: Rebel Without a Pulse soundtrack and more.
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