Collection of early '90s recordings by this Alt-Rock band led by David Berman and featuring Stephen Malkmus and Bob Nastanovich of Pavement. Early Times contains all the songs from Dime Map of the Reef single and The Arizona Record EP. Who knows how many fans of the arena-rock Silver Jews even know of the humble-yet-powerful origins of the band captured in the hiss-laden boombox mics of 1990-91? Consider yourself educated. Class dismissed!