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August 10, 2019 – David Berman was born January 4, 1967 in Williamsburg, Virginia. His parents divorced when he was seven. His mother moved to Ohio. Berman moved with his father to Dallas. He went to the University of Virginia, where he met fellow students Stephen Malkmus, Bob Nastanovich and James McNew. The four formed an experimental music band called Ectoslavia. After college, the four moved to Hoboken, New Jersey. Bermanand Malkmus got jobs as security guards at the Whitney Museum in New York City and continued to make music with Nastanovich under the name Silver Jews.