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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

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Purple Mountains Purple Mountains

Because David Berman is the reclusive singer-songwriter behind legendary indie band Silver Jews and the author of the acclaimed poetry collection Actual Air, you might…
Chris DeVille | July 9, 2019 - 1:50 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This
Stereogum | June 14, 2019 - 3:20 pm

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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

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

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…
Will Gottsegen / Spin | July 8, 2019 - 12:24 pm

Purple Mountains – “Margaritas At The Mall”

Legendary indie-rock singer-songwriter and poet David Berman is about to return with Purple Mountains, the self-titled debut of his new musical project and his first…
Peter Helman | June 28, 2019 - 1:48 pm

Purple Mountains – “Darkness And Cold” Video

Next month, David Berman is releasing his much-anticipated first new album in 11 years under the name Purple Mountains. Last month, we heard its lead…
James Rettig | June 11, 2019 - 10:16 am