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Silver Jews' earliest incarnation was the college band Ectoslavia, formed by future Pavement founders Bob Nastanovich, Stephen Malkmus and frontman David Berman at the University of Virginia in 1989. An exercise in joyous noise, the band disbanded after graduation and the three friends moved to New York to take up various jobs - Nastanovich, a bus driver, and Berman and Malkmus, art museum security guards.

Pavement, a band started by Malkmus post-Ectoslavia, pre-New York, at this point began to gain attention… read more

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  • silver jews > pavement
  • "Grass grows in the icebox. The year ends in the next room It is autumn and my camouflage is dying instead of time there will be lateness and let forever be delayed."
  • <3
  • thanks
  • Tanglewood numbers! \\/
  • what's the album I should check out after american water?
  • Good band.
  • Unsung heroes
  • hospitalized for approaching perfection
  • David Berman and Stephen Malkmus' slacker duet on "Federal Dust" gives some spunk to a movement of tranquility in this diverse playlist. Drift off and take a listen here!-

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