Early Silver Jews recordings inspire indie-rock nostalgia

16.06.2012                      26.Siwan. 5772                      Schlach Lechah

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Early Silver Jews recordings inspire indie-rock nostalgia

Before they got big, the Silver Jews’ songs were messy affairs, captured on a small hand-held tape player.

Call it the “Mad Men” syndrome: These days, we’re nostalgic for other people’s youth. The symptoms present themselves most clearly when it comes to music. Since the world went digital, the recording industry has spent a lot of time in the vaults, coming up with packages that are meant to appeal to the completist in all of us — the rare take, the studio demo, the live version at Budokan, the single that got away. Bands you didn’t know when they existed suddenly loom large. And with the speed and relative cheapness of MP3s, you can live retrospectively with the click of a mouse….