david berman

Stephen Malkmus and Bob Nastanovich Cover David Berman Songs at Birthday Memorial Show

David Berman would have celebrated his 53rd birthday yesterday, and numerous friends and former bandmates took the occasion to celebrate the Silver Jews and Purple…
Rob Arcand / January 5, 2020

The 10 Best Albums of 2019

In 2019, the musical landscape was as fractured and multifarious as the world around it. The best albums of the year didn’t fit neatly along…
SPIN Staff / December 17, 2019

Silver Jews Members Are Hosting David Berman Tribute Shows on Late Songwriter’s 53rd Birthday

Silver Jews and Purple Mountains songwriter David Berman died by suicide this past August at age 52, and after numerous public tributes from musicians including…
Rob Arcand / December 14, 2019

Dean Wareham, Jad Fair, Dozens More Pay Tribute to David Berman on New Covers Album

French music website Section 26 has assembled a massive compilation album of covers paying tribute to the late Silver Jews and Purple Mountains frontman David…
Tosten Burks / October 7, 2019

Watch Stephen Malkmus Cover 2 Silver Jews Songs in Glasglow

Stephen Malkmus was a close collaborator and friend of David Berman. The two musicians took turns supporting one another in their songwriting efforts Pavement and the…
Rob Arcand / September 15, 2019

Avey Tare and Geologist Cover Silver Jews’ “Ballad of Reverend War Character”

Animal Collective's Avey Tare and Geologist are the latest artists to cover Silver Jews in tribute to David Berman following his death by suicide earlier this month. The…
Tosten Burks / August 30, 2019

Watch Bill Callahan Cover Silver Jews “I Remember Me” and “Trains Across the Sea”

Bill Callahan paid tribute to the late Silver Jews and Purple Mountains singer-songwriter David Berman at a New York City show last night. Callahan covered…
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 23, 2019

First Aid Kit Release Tribute to David Berman, Cover Silver Jews’ “Random Rules”

Swedish folk band First Aid Kit have unveiled two new recordings in honor of the late David Berman. The first song is an original tribute…
Israel Daramola / August 22, 2019

David Berman: An Evolution in 11 Songs

David Berman leaves behind a rich legacy: thirty years of music, a celebrated poetry collection and a bizarre book of cartoons,…
Raymond Cummings / August 16, 2019

Drag City Shares David Berman Obituary

David Berman's longtime record label Drag City has published an obituary for the late musician and poet behind Silver Jews and Purple Mountains. Berman died by suicide last…
Tosten Burks / August 12, 2019

David Berman’s Death Ruled a Suicide

David Berman's death was ruled a suicide by New York city's medical examiner, per The New York Times. The singer-songwriter and poet behind Silver Jews hanged himself,…
Tosten Burks / August 9, 2019

Jagjaguwar Shares an Unreleased Poem by David Berman

Indie label Jagjaguwar has shared an unreleased "story / poem" originally written by David Berman in 2016 in memory of the late singer-songwriter, who passed…
Israel Daramola / August 8, 2019

Stephen Malkmus, Mountain Goats, More React to David Berman’s Death

The great Silver Jews songwriter and poet David Berman has died at 52. As Berman's longtime record label Drag City put it: "A great friend and one…
Tosten Burks / August 7, 2019

David Berman Dead at 52

David Berman, co-founder and leader of the beloved indie band Silver Jews, has died. His longtime record label Drag City announced the news Wednesday night. Berman's cause of…
Tosten Burks / August 7, 2019

David Berman’s ‘Purple Mountains’ Is a Welcome Return From an Old Master

If you don’t like Silver Jews, I’d never try to convince you that you’re wrong. Hell, I hardly like Silver Jews, and I love Silver…
Brian Howe / July 16, 2019
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