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Silver Jews’ David Berman Announces Purple Mountains Album, Releases “All My Happiness Is Gone” Video

Silver Jews' David Berman has announced a full-length album with his new band Purple Mountains. The self-titled record is due out on July 12 on Drag…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 17, 2019

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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

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

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

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

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

Purple Mountains’ David Berman Talks Staying Sober, Stephen Malkmus, and His “Best” Song in Reddit AMA

A few days ago, David Berman released his first album in ten years, the self-titled debut album for his new Purple Mountains project. The album…
Julia Gray, Stereogum / July 16, 2019

Stream David Berman’s New Album as Purple Mountains

Former Silver Jews songwriter David Berman is back with his debut album as Purple Mountains. The self-titled LP follows three singles—"All My Happiness Is Gone,"
Rob Arcand / July 12, 2019

David Berman Says Critics Enable Bad Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen Records

Gearing up for the release of his first new album in ten years, David Berman has granted Aquarium Drunkard a rare interview. Berman discussed making music with…
Will Gottsegen / July 8, 2019

Purple Mountains – “Margaritas at the Mall”

David Berman's new band Purple Mountains have already released two songs from their upcoming self-titled album, and today they're sharing a third. "Margaritas at the Mall" follows the…
Will Gottsegen / June 28, 2019

Hear “Darkness and Cold,” a New Song From David Berman’s Purple Mountains

Last month, Silver Jews' David Berman debuted a new band, Purple Mountains, and released his first new music in ten years. "All My Happiness Is Gone" marked…
Will Gottsegen / June 11, 2019

David Berman Says Dan Auerbach Liked When He Called Jack White “Sir Edgar Scissor Blues”

Fresh off announcing his first new album in a decade, David Berman is in the Washington Post discussing Silver Jews, his lobbyist father, return to music under the…
Tosten Burks / June 3, 2019
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