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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 Anniversary

American Water Turns 20

American Water dismisses much of the American dream. While many Americans were taught to pull themselves up by their bootstraps, to conquer, to climb, in…
Leo DeLuca | October 19, 2018 - 9:15 am

Sounding Board

The Untold Story Of Silver Jews’ The Natural Bridge: How David Berman Lost His Mind, Left Pavement Behind, And Made A Masterpiece

It starts with a line you might yell at an ex across an empty, half-lit parking lot around midnight: "I don't really wanna die/ I…
Ryan H. Walsh | October 3, 2016 - 12:03 pm

More Silver Jews stories

WHY? – “We Are Real” (Silver Jews Cover)

Today is World Mental Health Day. In honor of the day and in tribute to the late David Berman, WHY?'s Yoni Wolf has shared a…
Peter Helman | October 10, 2019 - 9:15 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 Stephen Malkmus Play 2 Silver Jews Songs In Glasglow

David Berman, who founded the legendary indie band Silver Jews and relaunched his career this year with a new project called Purple Mountains, died by
Chris DeVille | September 14, 2019 - 9:38 pm

Animal Collective – “Ballad Of Reverend War Character” (Silver Jews Cover)

Another musical act has come forward to profess their admiration for the late David Berman by covering his music. Berman, the creative force behind Silver…
Chris DeVille | August 30, 2019 - 9:44 am

Watch Bill Callahan Cover 2 Silver Jews Songs In New York

For many years, Bill Callahan and David Berman were friends and peers. They both came up writing dour, oblique, poetic songs and releasing those songs…
Tom Breihan | August 23, 2019 - 9:01 am

First Aid Kit Pay Tribute To David Berman With Silver Jews Cover And New Song “Strange Beauty”

The late David Berman touched far more people than he probably realized. One way you can see that is in the range of artists who've…
Chris DeVille | August 22, 2019 - 10:27 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

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

Purple Mountains’ First Interview: David Berman Discusses His Infamous Father, The End Of Silver Jews, And Scrapped Projects With HBO And Jeff Tweedy

It's been ten years since David Berman ended his legendary indie rock project Silver Jews. He shared the first song from his new band Purple…
Julia Gray | June 3, 2019 - 8:29 pm

Watch Michael Sheen Sing Silver Jews On The Good Fight

Everything's comin' up David Berman! Just last week, Berman announced that he's making new music under the name Purple Mountains and debuted the lead single…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 18, 2019 - 9:10 am
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