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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

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

Purple Mountains – “All My Happiness Is Gone” Video

Last week, David Berman released his first song as Purple Mountains via a surprise 12" single. The track included, "All My Happiness Is Gone," has…
James Rettig | May 17, 2019 - 10:27 am

Silver Jews’ David Berman Releases Surprise Single As Purple Mountains

Poet and singer-songwriter David Berman ended his legendary indie rock project Silver Jews in early 2009, not long after the release of 2008 swan song…
Chris DeVille | May 10, 2019 - 9:44 am

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…
Tosten Burks / Spin | December 12, 2018 - 4:30 pm

Drag City Records Now On Spotify

Chicago-based independent record label Drag City is sharing the majority of their discography with Spotify listeners after years of avoiding major streaming services. They moved…
Julia Gray | April 1, 2018 - 12:51 pm

Classic Drag City Albums Now 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/Spin | June 30, 2017 - 4:11 pm