Thursday, April 06, 2006

Today's "Best Song Ever"

Silver Jews "Punks In The Beer Light"

I recently made the statement: "If you're ever really in need of a new Pavement album just listen to the Silver Jews." This is remarkably reductive and quite honestly a huge over-simplification of the songwriting abillity of Steve Berman. On this song (like many in his catalogue) Berman uses the shattered narrative and absurdist seemingly non-sequiter lyrical styling popularized(?) by Pavement to reflect inner termoil and his depressive bent. It's the sort of emotional honesty that Stephen Malkmus in all his fractured genius glory could never mustar.

Download, Listen, Discuss.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Silver Jews lead singer is David Berman -- though the artist in the song told Steve why the roads were painted black.

8:41 PM  
Blogger Tim Duffy said...

You can never really trust a blogger.

9:48 PM  

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