Song of the day is a daily feature highlighting a specific track that might be badass, catchy, mellow, or poppy. As long as it stands out for some reason it’s fair game
Silver Jews – “Animal Shapes”
I’ve always wished I had an older brother for the sole reason that they seemed like musical gatekeepers. I could’ve had my own musical filter and guide. The Silver Jews always seem like the type of band a cool older brother would be really into. The Silver Jews are really one guy, the brainy David Berman, who released albums intermittently since the mid-90s until ending the band in 2008. It started as a clever lo-fi side project with members of Pavement and turned into a funny countryish indie rock band.