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Silver Jews started off as essentially a vehicle for poet David Berman (4 January 1967, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA), with the backing of co-writers Stephen Malkmus and Bob Nastanovich from Pavement. The trio had first played together while studying at the University Of Virginia. The lo-fi ambience of two EPS, Dime Map Of The Reef (1990) and The Arizona Record (1992), preceded the bands debut album, Starlite Walker. This was a more fully realized recording which attracted admiring glances throughout the underground community for its experimental mixture of angular pop and acoustic balladry, garnering comparisons to the Palace Brothers and Violent Femmes despite its billing as a concept album. Fans of Pavements askew narratives would certainly not be disappointed with the track selection - ranging from improvisational pieces such as The Moon Is The Number 18 to charming, anecdotal dioramas Advice To The Graduate and...