Posted in MP3 | music on May 30, 2012

DOWNLOAD: Silver Jews - Secret Knowledge of Back Roads (MP3)

by Bill Pearis

David Berman

Silver Jews fans get happy (if that's possible): Drag City is releasing Early Times, which collects the band's early Dime Map of the Reef and The Arizona Record singles, both of which are about 20 years old, out of print, and date from the days when more people thought of Silver Jews as a Pavement side project (Stephen Malkmus and Bob Nastanovich were members then) and not an outlet for songwriter David Berman. The LP/CD will be out June 19.

You can download "Secret Knowledge of Back Roads" from Early Times at the top of this post. It's raw and barely recorded just like it should be (and was) and will sound just fine next to that Ohsees tour casette you bought that one time at a show. Early Times art and tracklist are below.

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Silver Jews - Early Times
Tracklist:
Canada
The Walnut Falcon
September 1999
SVM F.T. TROOPS
THE Unchained Melody
Secret Knowledge of Back Roads
I Love the Rights
Jackson Nightz
The War in Apartment 1812
West S
You Can't Trust It To Remain
The Wild Palms
Welcome To The House of the Bats
Bar Scene From Star Wars

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Comments (8)

Berman needs to get over his rich kid daddy issues, and start writing songs again.

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2012 1:08 PM

What about “The Sabellion Rebellion” and “Old New York” from the Silver Jews and Nico? Those two are on a split seven-inch with New Radiant Storm King.

Posted by Regular reader | May 30, 2012 1:19 PM

Favorite band that I've never seen live.

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2012 1:34 PM

@1:34- Mine too. Then I saw them live. They were, sadly, awful.

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2012 2:21 PM

I bet he'll do a new album in the next couple of years.

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2012 2:39 PM

PARTY BARGE 2014

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2012 3:37 PM

Favorite band that I've never seen live.

Posted by silver | June 2, 2012 2:15 PM

I love sliver.

Posted by jordon | July 30, 2013 1:46 PM

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