‘Suffering Jukebox’ – the return of Silver Jews

April 1, 2008 at 12:52 pm | Posted in Music, Art, Etcetera | Leave a comment
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I know we shouldn’t get too presumptuous with only a quarter of 2008 gone, but if the new record by Silver Jews doesn’t end up on some critics’ end-of-year lists, it’d better be because we’ve had an outstanding 12 months.

It’s been 10 years since David Berman released his last best record, American Water;  a glorious album that mixed the messiness of lo-fi rock with country flourishes and lyrics dense with humour, pathos and poetry. Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea will be Berman’s 6th record as Silver Jews and is his most accessible album yet. The songs are more melodic and better produced, but still full of Berman’s brilliant & compelling narrations on life.

The album is set for release in America on 17th June, and a British release date will hopefully follow thereafter. MP3 samples and links to his previous records available after the jump.

From Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea:

  • Suffering Jukebox
  • We Could Be Looking For The Same Thing

From Bright Flight:

  • Room Games & Diamond Rain

From American Water:

  • Random Rules

Disclaimer: All MP3s are for sampling purposes only: they will only be available for one week and will be deleted immediately on the request of the artists or their representatives. Please help support independent artists.

Update: MP3s removed at request of Drag City

Photo: Flickr user Cordsuit (Creative Commons)

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