Click to enlarge
Tanglewood Numbers (CD)
The first Silver Jews album in four years is a triumph with its throwback '80s-synth ear-candy keyboards, slack guitars, and a sublime hi-fi sound that only a former lo-fi band can get. Breaking the silence, the indie-rock star-studded band (Malkmus and Nastanovich rejoin, the 'Bonnie' Prince, as well as refugees from the Jesus Lizard and Papa M) play fearless off-center rock rooted in Nashville, reminiscent of both Vic Chestnut's realism and Giant Sand's recent innovations. Not to mention that David Berman is a poet, so each song is dense with imagery, the whole record effectively telling a ten-part, 40-minute story that is partly funny, always honest, and often dark. Witness Berman exploring overcoming addiction, ("closed sign swinging in the liquor store" "later I come to find/life is sweeter than Jewish wine") the complete despair that lead to his suicide attempt, "There is a place past the blues I never want to see again" on "There Is a Place," and a uniquely American desolation, "I've been working at the airport bar/it's like Christmas in a submarine" on "Getting Back into Getting Back into You." Fortunately, the Jews sound is big enough to contain Berman's lyrical shadows, and this juxtaposition of opposite elements (happy-sounding rock and introspective lyrics) results in a record that is wholly satisfying: not too overwrought and never self-assuredly slick.
179 SEK 
 
  Tell a friend   Inform me
Use the form below to send information about this product to a friend.
Your name    Your e-mail
Send
Your friend's name Your friend's e-mail
Enter your email address to be automatically informed when this item is back in stock
Your e-mail   
Send
Not in stock. Usually ships within 10-14 days.
Specifications
Type: CD
Recorded: 2005
Release Date: 2005-11-18
Label: Drag City Records
Country: Euro
Item No: DC297CD
Customer rating & reviews
Rate this item | Review this item
Track List
01 Punks In The Beerlight
02 Sometimes A Pony Gets Depressed
03 K-hole
04 Animal Shapes
05 I'm Getting Back Into Getting Back Into You
06 How Can I Love You If You Won't Lie Down
07 The Poor
08 The Fair And The Good
09 Sleeping Is The Only Love
10 The Farmer's Hotel
11 There Is A Place
Browse by Top List - 100 items Show as list
CD
129 SEK
 
WASTED
Electrified
LP
229 SEK
 
RUPHUS
Ranshart = LP =
CD
99 SEK
 
ÄNGLABARN
Änglabarn
CD
129 SEK
 
ALVIN LEE
Zoom
CD
259 SEK
 
IQ
Resistance = 2 CD =
10"
209 SEK
 
MAXOPHONE
L'Isola = 10" =
CD
129 SEK
 
MOTORHEAD
March Or Die
CD
159 SEK
 
PROM
Fooled Again
CD
139 SEK
 
THEM
Now And Them
CD Used
 
65 SEK
 
TOM PETTY
Wildflowers
CD
99 SEK
 
HEART
Bebe Le Strange
CD
169 SEK
 
ANCIENT
Svartalvheim
CD
159 SEK
 
CICO
Notte = Digipack =
CD
119 SEK
 
ALBERTO RIGONI
Rebirth
LP
299 SEK
 
KAIPA
Solo = LP + CD =
Pages:  [1 2 
Items per page: 25 [50] 100 
Next page