Silver Jews American Water

American Water
19% OFF
Rating 4.6
30 ratings
LOW STOCK: Only 3 copies left
List Price: $16.98
Sale Price: $15.28
CYBER SALE: $13.75 Limited Time Only
You Save: $3.23 (19% Off)
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days
Item:  DRGC 914922
Holiday Ordering Guidelines: Delivery in the US by December 24th
We cannot guarantee delivery in time for Christmas
But it's not too late for an e-mail Gift Certificate

Related products:

CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1998
  • Label: Drag City

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 11/12/98, p.119
"...when singer-songwriter David Berman steps out from Malkmus' shadow and into his own indie-cowpoke groove, he lights up the place with his deep, almost Johnny Cashian voice and bright narrative skills..."
CMJ - 11/09/98, p.22
"...lyrics like....embody Silver Jews leader David Berman's gift for enigmatic, yet uncanny observational word play....the record is Berman's most fully relaized collection of tunes to date..."

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.Random Rules
  • Buy for $0.992.Smith & Jones Forever
  • Buy for $0.993.Night Society
  • Buy for $0.994.Federal Dust
  • Buy for $0.995.People
  • Buy for $0.996.Blue Arrangements
  • Buy for $0.997.We Are Real
  • Buy for $0.998.Send in the Clouds
  • Buy for $0.999.Like Like the the the Death
  • Buy for $0.9910.Buckingham Rabbit
  • Buy for $0.9911.Honk if You're Lonely
  • Buy for $0.9912.The Wild Kindness

Product Description:

Silver Jews: Stephen Malkmus, D.C. Berman, Tim Barnes, Michael Fellows, Chris Stroffolino.
Recorded at The Rare Book Room, Brooklyn, New York.
Personnel: Stephen Malkmus (guitar, background vocals).
Recording information: Rare Book Room, Brooklyn, NY.
Unknown Contributor Roles: David Berman; Chris Stroffolino; Mike Fellows; Stephen Malkmus; Tim Barnes .
At their best, David Berman's songs have always provided a personal narrative framed by distinctly American pathos, indie-rock's equivalent of early Band folktales. AMERICAN WATER, the third full-length by Berman's Silver Jews, maintains that same songwriting focus, but it clearly betters 1996's NATURAL BRIDGE by bringing back what had previously been the Jews' secret weapon: Stephen Malkmus' guitar. SM's playing has always straddled the line between noise-invested atonality and candy-colored melodicism, invoking experimental freedoms and classic tunesmanship in singularly melancholy lines, dualities that fit Berman's songs to a T.
On loosely written but deceptively wise profiles of Americana, the lyricist's images and the guitarist's notes intertwine to create something greater than the sum of its parts. It is a rural, rootsy sound full of punk's urban knowledge, but with far more credence paid toward a writer's turn of phrase and a sonic painter's improvisations than to any kind of folkie traditionalism. AMERICAN WATER plays as one generation's view of American society, jotted down in one's diary at a truckstop and at a tenement apartment.

Music Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating: Rating 4.6
Based on 30 ratings.
Be the first Music Lover to write an online review of this product!

Similar Products:

Genre:
Music Categories:
Email Icon
Get Email Alerts for Silver Jews

Product Info:

  • UPC: 036172914920
  • Shipping Weight: 0.21/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

Top ranking titles in the Pop / Rock genre: