Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea
|Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea|
|Studio album by Silver Jews|
|Released||17 June 2008|
|Recorded||Nashville and Lexington, VA, March 2007 - October 2007 |
|Silver Jews chronology|
Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea is the sixth and final studio album by American indie rock band Silver Jews, released on 17 June 2008 on Drag City. It was recorded at Marble Valley of Lexington, Virginia and Lake Fever Productions of Nashville, Tennessee. Silver Jews records are known for featuring different casts of musicians. This album features the touring band of lead singer, David Berman, including his wife Cassie. Berman has said that the album is "really different" compared to previous ones.
In an interview with Pitchfork Media, Berman said that while recording he used a new guitar to influence a new mindset. He wrote all of the songs before going into the studio, so that he could make sure each song took "into account its neighbors". The vocals were not recorded until last, as he kept changing the lyrics and wanted to be able to edit them without having to re-record the entire song. Berman went on to say that at the end of recording he wished he'd had more time to write, as there were still things he would have changed. "What Is Not But Could Be If" was a 'totally different kind of writing' for Berman, and he compared it to bands that sang slogans and epigrammatic writing.
Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea has been described as one of the Silver Jews' 'lightest' albums.
All tracks written by David Berman, except where noted.
|1.||"What Is Not but Could Be If"||3:08|
|2.||"Aloysius, Bluegrass Drummer"||1:54|
|4.||"My Pillow Is the Threshold"||3:52|
|5.||"Strange Victory, Strange Defeat"||2:44|
|6.||"Open Field"||Maher Shalal Hash Baz||2:39|
|7.||"San Francisco B.C."||6:15|
|10.||"We Could Be Looking for the Same Thing"||3:35|
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- Allmusic review
- Billboard review
- Blender review
- musicOMH review
- Pitchfork Media review
- PopMatters review
- The Skinny review
- Spin review
- Uncut review
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- "Silver Jews Reveal Lookout Track list, 2008 Live Plans". Archived from the original on April 5, 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-10.
- Grayson Currin (2008-08-18). "Interview: Silver Jews". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2008-09-03.
- Heather Phares. "Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-09-03.