Silver Jews

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

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

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

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

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

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

Silver Jews’ David Berman Releases First New Music in 11 Years as Purple Mountains

David Berman is back, a deca after the disbanding of his band Silver Jews. (Bob Nastanovich did not lie!) The singer and songwriter has just released a…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 10, 2019

Silver Jews’ David Berman to Launch New Band in 2019, Says Bob Nastanovich

Pavement's Bob Nastanovich announced today on his podcast Three Songs that his former Silver Jews bandmate David Berman will release new music in 2019. The music…
Tosten Burks / December 12, 2018
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