Indie folk/rock band from New York City, formed in 1989 by David Berman, with Stephen Malkmus and Bob Nastanovich. Berman remained throughout and was the only constant member. Disbanded in 2009, Berman wanting to move over to "screenwriting or muckraking".
Silver Jews was an indie folk/rock band hailing from New York City. The group was founded in 1989 by David Berman alongside Stephen Malkmus and Bob Nastanovich from Pavement. While other members came and went, Berman remained a consistent presence until their disbandment in 2009. Afterward, he expressed his desire to explore screenwriting or muckraking.
With roots firmly planted in the indie music scene of the late '80s, Silver Jews garnered a dedicated following for their unique blend of folk and rock influences. Led by the talented David Berman, the band's lineup may have changed over time but their distinct sound remained intact throughout their career. Their decision to disband allowed Berman to pursue new creative ventures beyond music.