Silver Jews

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

40 Albums We’re Excited For in 2019 [Updated]

As 2018 draws to a close, we're looking ahead to new music arriving in 2019. Here are 40 albums we hope to be listening to next year—some with officially announced…
Will Gottsegen / November 21, 2018

10 Great Drag City Releases to Hear Now That Their Catalog Is Streaming

On Sunday, the legendary Chicago label Drag City released the large majority of its catalog on Spotify and Tidal for the first time, ending its run…
SPIN Staff / April 3, 2018

Drag City Is Now Streaming on Spotify, Tidal, and Google Play

Drag City have long refrained from putting their music on streaming platforms. In June, the Chicago label added their catalog to Apple Music, and now…
Rob Arcand / April 1, 2018

Classic Drag City Albums by Pavement, Silver Jews, Bonnie “Prince” Billy and More Now Streaming on Apple Music

Drag City have long been holdouts in the streaming wars. The Chicago indie took their time bringing releases to digital retailers like iTunes and Bandcamp,…
Rob Arcand / June 30, 2017
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