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2019 In Review

The 50 Best Albums Of 2019

For many of us, 2019 has been a year of flux -- politically, culturally, professionally, personally. It’s hard to envision what the future might bring…
Stereogum | December 3, 2019 - 10:00 am

2010s In Review

The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file -- it's ephemera,…
Stereogum | November 5, 2019 - 8:37 am

2010s In Review

The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s

A decade is an arbitrary measurement. They seem confined, these neat little symmetrical 10-year runs, but it's only in hindsight that we define them, that…
Stereogum | November 4, 2019 - 8:32 am

More Purple Mountains stories

Tennessee Titans Honor David Berman With Scoreboard Message

David Berman moved to Nashville in 1999, the same year the Houston Oilers relocated there and became the Tennessee Titans. Berman, the late, great Silver…
Chris DeVille | November 11, 2019 - 4:02 pm

2010s In Review

The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s

A decade is an arbitrary measurement. They seem confined, these neat little symmetrical 10-year runs, but it's only in hindsight that we define them, that…
Stereogum | November 4, 2019 - 8:32 am

Frankie Cosmos, Emperor X, Fog Lake, & More Pay Tribute To David Berman On New Compilation Late Homework

Since Silver Jews and Purple Mountains leader David Berman passed away a couple months ago, a lot of artists have paid tribute to the late…
James Rettig | October 18, 2019 - 9:23 am

Stream A Massive David Berman Tribute Album Featuring Dean Wareham, Jad Fair, & More

Approaching Perfection: A Tribute To DC Berman is a massive new tribute to late Silver Jews and Purple Mountains frontman David Berman, who died two
Chris DeVille | October 7, 2019 - 11:14 am

Watch Kevin Morby And Woods Cover Purple Mountains

Yesterday, the annual Woodsist Festival took place at Arrowood Farms in upstate New York, and Kevin Morby and Woods paid a special tribute to the
James Rettig | September 29, 2019 - 10:32 am

We've Got A File On You

We’ve Got A File On You: Jeff Tweedy

We've Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest
Ryan Leas | September 19, 2019 - 10:13 am

Drag City Shares Eulogy For David Berman

Silver Jews and Purple Mountains leader David Berman died by suicide last week. Berman's longtime record label Drag City broke the news with a tweet…
Chris DeVille | August 12, 2019 - 3:11 pm

David Berman’s Death Ruled A Suicide

A few days ago, we got the devastating news that David Berman, the beloved singer-songwriter and poet behind the bands Silver Jews and Purple Mountains,…
Peter Helman | August 10, 2019 - 11:29 am

Nothing’s Domenic Palermo Covers Silver Jews’ “We Are Real”

Yesterday we received the tragic news that David Berman died yesterday at 52. An outpouring of remembrances and tributes have followed for the musician and…
James Rettig | August 8, 2019 - 4:39 pm

Stephen Malkmus And Bob Nastanovich Pay Tribute To David Berman

David Berman, the poet, cartoonist, and singer-songwriter behind Silver Jews and Purple Mountains, died earlier today at the age of 52. Berman formed Silver Jews…
Julia Gray | August 7, 2019 - 10:18 pm

David Berman Dead At 52

David Berman, the poet, cartoonist, and singer-songwriter behind Silver Jews and Purple Mountains, has died. Berman's record label, Drag City, confirmed the news in a…
Chris DeVille | August 7, 2019 - 7:26 pm

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 | July 15, 2019 - 8:14 pm

The Avalanches’ Remix Of New Purple Mountains Single Held Up By Licensing Issue

David Berman has given a few rare interviews in anticipation of his first album in ten years with his new Purple Mountains project. He sat…
Julia Gray | July 10, 2019 - 9:26 pm
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