David Berman announces new album as Purple Mountains, shares “All My Happiness is Gone”: Stream

Berman also maps out his first tour in over 10 years

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Silver Jews’ David Berman, photo by Brent Stewart

    Last week, David Berman resurfaced to introduce the world to Purple Mountains, his first project since Silver Jews disbanded more than a decade ago. Now, he’s formally announced his debut album under the moniker and mapped out a corresponding tour. The self-titled record is due out for release July 12th through longtime label Drag City.

    Purple Mountains collects 10 new songs, with titles such as “That’s Just the Way That I Feel”, “Darkness and Cold”, “Margaritas at the Mall”, and “Storyline Fever”. Per a statement, the effort was produced by Jarvis Taveniere and Jeremy Earle of the band Woods.

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    As a preview of the anticipated LP, Berman has shared “All My Happiness is Gone”. The track was originally issued as a 12-inch last week, though only available at record stores. Song credits noted that Berman was assisted in the studio by both Taveniere and Earle and Anna St. Louis.


    Take a listen below via a video helmed by Brent Stewart and Matt Boyd.

    Pre-order Purple Mountains here. As for Berman’s Purple Mountains tour, the North American summer trek marks his first in more than 10 years, and will see him performing new music as well as material from Silver Jews’ catalog.

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    Purple Mountains Tracklist:
    01. That’s Just The Way I Feel
    02. All My Happiness is Gone
    03. Darkness and Cold
    04. Snow is Falling in Manhattan
    05. Margaritas at the Mall
    06. She’s Making Friends, I’m Turning Stranger
    07. I Loved Being My Mother’s Son
    08. Nights That Won’t Happen
    09. Storyline Fever
    10. Maybe I’m the Only One for Me

    Purple Mountains 2019 Tour Dates:
    08/10 – Pine Plains, NJ @ Huichica East
    08/11 – Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall
    08/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
    08/14 – Washington, DC @ Black Caat
    08/15 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
    08/16 – Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
    08/17 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
    08/19 – Louisville, KY @ Odeon
    08/20 – St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room
    08/21 – Iowa City, IA @ The Mill
    08/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
    08/24 – Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village
    08/25 – Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village
    08/27 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
    08/28 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
    08/30 – Boston, MA @ Sinclair
    08/31 – New York, NY @ Murmrr Theatre
    09/06 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Festival
    09/13 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune
    09/14 – Walla Walla, WA @ Huichica Walla Walla
    09/15 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
    09/18 – San Francisco, CA @ Chapel
    09/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room


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