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Ectoslavia was a band formed at the University of Virginia during the mid-1980s. It was composed of pre-Silver Jews, Yo La Tengo, and Pavement members David Berman, James McNew, Stephen Malkmus and Bob Nastanovich. UVA alumni Gate Pratt was also a member of the band. The music of Ectoslavia used a great deal of noise and static underneath melodic pop-rock songs, not unlike early Pavement EPs like Perfect Sound Forever and Slay Tracks (1933-1969). The music of the group also… read more

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  • Avatar for sumidiotdude
    if anyone has ectoslavia and could message me i'd super duper appreciate it
  • Avatar for pad_023
    I asked James about a ectoslavia reunion he said it all depends on Dave haha
  • Avatar for Poncecutor
    Lost world of Atlantis
  • Avatar for iamthepinky
    Ectoslavia was like a reverse supergroup. So fun to listen to the seeds of genius that spawned three of the best bands of the '90s. P.S. there's a whole album somewhere on the forums. That's where I got it.
  • Avatar for SonnyJoeFoxx
    You can blame me for the similar artists. Sorry, Sonny Sharrock, Pharaoh Sanders, and the Richard Carpenter Trio are really nothing like Ectoslavia.
  • Avatar for lhises
    I'm having a hard time looking out Ectoslavia's stuff... were there any recordings?
  • Avatar for disenmemberment
    anyone having trouble naming name 3 is SVM F.T. Troops from the Dime Map of the Reef 7" released under Silver Jews. i think some of the others are from it too. im gonna give it a listen and compare soon...
  • Avatar for deadjoe
    Hop, skip and/or jump over to to download a live recording of David Berman and Will Oldham playing songs, chatting and reading poetry, its radical!

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