Silver Jews

Silver Jews

The Silver Jews were born at the mouth of the Hudson in 1990 when David Berman and Bob Nastanovich joined Stephen Malkmus as the lessees of a cellar apartment perched on a Jersey City hill beside a wounded spice factory. The three actually met four years earlier in 1986. Bob and David had met in a university of Virginia dormitory hallway. Shortly thereafter, Berman caught a ride to a Cure concert with a malnourished chestnut environmentalist whose co-pilot happened to be upperclassman Stephen Malkmus.

Transplanted to New Jersey after graduation,... more