"I always looked up to David Berman. His songs and his poetry book had a huge impact on me in my early career. His death was a staggering blow. We were only distant acquaintances but he somehow felt like a long lost half big brother or estranged uncle. I was a wreck for several days after I heard the news, listening to and reading all his work. Then I decided to learn “We Are Real” as a way to console myself. It was quite an emotional experience but sure enough it helped a lot to just sing his words out loud."
from We Are Real (Silver Jews Cover),
released October 10, 2019
Silver Jews cover by WHY?
Additional Vocals by Lillie West and Gabby Smith
Cello by Grace Weir
Mixed by Yoni Wolf & Graham Marsh
Mastered by Graham Marsh
supported by 15 fans who also own “We Are Real (Silver Jews Cover)”
i absolutely love the version on Mr Fifths on this tape! same for Good Friday too, but that song is so special to me i’d probably love any version of it.
i love hearing these familiar songs completely reinvented. it’s like listening to Yoni cover his own music.
also Yoni absolutely SNAPS on Distance pvthfindxr