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

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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 down with the Washington Post last month to discuss his infamous father, the end of Silver Jews, and scrapped projects with HBO and Jeff Tweedy. In … More »

Album Of The Week: Purple Mountains Purple Mountains

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Purple Mountains - Purple MountainsBecause 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 approach his self-titled debut as Purple Mountains expecting to encounter inscrutable symbolism. The album — Berman’s first since abruptly ending Silver Jews in 2009 and essentially going off the grid … More »

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

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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 Mountains last month, and today, he spoke to the Washington Post for his first interview in years. Berman discusses dissolving Silver Jews, collaborating with … More »

Watch Michael Sheen Sing Silver Jews On The Good Fight

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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 from his forthcoming self-titled album. This is the first new music we’re hearing from Berman since he retired the Silver Jews project in 2009. More »

Purple Mountains – “All My Happiness Is Gone” Video

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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 only been available physically for the last few days (minus a radio show appearance) but now it’s available for all to hear, alongside a new music … More »

Silver Jews’ David Berman Releases Surprise Single As Purple Mountains

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Introducing Purple MountainsPoet 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 Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea. He’s kept a low profile since then, but last year Berman’s Silver Jews co-founder Bob Nastanovich, also of Pavement, revealed Berman wouldMore »

Silver Jews’ David Berman To Launch New Band In 2019, Says Bob Nastanovich

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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 music will be billed under a new band named Purple Mountains (also the title of Berman’s blog) and released on Silver Jews’ longtime label Drag City, Nastanovich said. More »

American Water Turns 20

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Silver Jews - American WaterAmerican Water dismisses much of the American dream. While many Americans were taught to pull themselves up by their bootstraps, to conquer, to climb, in the world of Silver Jews, climbing gets you nowhere. Rather, the way down reveals the way up. Twenty years years ago, Silver Jews leader David Berman masterfully placed this paradox … More »

Drag City Records Now On Spotify

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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 much of their catalog to Apple Music last year, and now artists including Ty Segall, Silver Jews, and Bill Callahan are available to stream on Spotify, Tidal, and Google Play. More »