Tennessee Titans Honor David Berman With Scoreboard Message

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David BermanDavid Berman moved to Nashville in 1999, the same year the Houston Oilers relocated there and became the Tennessee Titans. Berman, the late, great Silver Jews and Purple Mountains frontman, was a big football fan who referenced the sport in songs like “Tennessee” and “All My Happiness Is Gone” as well … More »

Stef Chura – “How To Rent A Room” (Silver Jews Cover)

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Stef ChuraStef Chura has joined the ranks of musicians who’ve paid tribute to the late David Berman by covering his songs. Since Berman’s death back in August, lots of artists have put their own spin on his music with Silver Jews and Purple Mountains: collaborators such as Stephen Malkmus and More »

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

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David BermanApproaching Perfection: A Tribute To DC Berman is a massive new tribute to late Silver Jews and Purple Mountains frontman David Berman, who died two months ago today. The French music site Section 26 compiled the comp, which features contributions from the likes of Dean Wareham, Adam Green, Jad Fair, Jeffrey Lewis, Kyle … More »

Watch Kevin Morby And Woods Cover Purple Mountains

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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 late David Berman. As Brooklyn Vegan points out, the group — who were reunited in their 2009 formation to honor their own Songs Of … More »

Watch Stephen Malkmus Play 2 Silver Jews Songs In Glasglow

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Stephen MalkmusDavid Berman, who founded the legendary indie band Silver Jews and relaunched his career this year with a new project called Purple Mountains, died by suicide last month. Since then, a number of admirers have covered Berman’s songs in tribute, including his longtime Drag City labelmate Bill Callahan, AnimalMore »

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

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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 Jews and Purple Mountains, died by suicide earlier this month. Since then a range of musicians including Bill Callahan, First Aid Kit, and Nothing’s … More »

Watch Bill Callahan Cover 2 Silver Jews Songs In New York

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Bill-CallahanFor many years, Bill Callahan and David Berman were friends and peers. They both came up writing dour, oblique, poetic songs and releasing those songs in early-’90s Drag City Records releases — Callahan with Smog, Berman with the Silver Jews. And while both of their paths diverged over the years, both of them reemerged triumphantly … More »

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

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First Aid Kit - "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 covered Silver Jews songs since Berman died by suicide two weeks ago. On one hand you have Dominic Palermo from Philly heavy shoegazers Nothing taking on “More »

Drag City Shares Eulogy For David Berman

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David BermanSilver 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 last Wednesday, and today they’ve posted a lengthier tribute to Berman. More »

David Berman’s Death Ruled A Suicide

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David BermanA 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, had died at 52. No cause of death was given at the time, but it has now officially been ruled a suicide. More »