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Purple Mountains
All My Happiness is Gone

David Berman, the man behind the Silver Jews, has been rather quiet since disbanding the band a decade ago. He has recorded some new music under the name Purple Mountains, but it seems he’s still keeping it rather quiet. All we know about this has come from Pavement and Silver Jews sideman Bob Nastanovich. The new music comes in the form of a 12” single called All My Happiness Is Gone. 
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Purple Mountains
Purple Mountains

Here it is then. Purple Mountains. The new name for David Berman. The new name for Silver Jews. This is his first music in ten years and the loss of his voice has been sad for indie rock. We are promised hand crafted country rock full of wit and wisdom and his most bare record to date. Good to have the old bugger back.   

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American Water

Is American Water different from UK water?  Find out by buying the 20 year re-issue of this classic album by Silver Jews. Hear David Berman's lyrical poise set to a half speed master for extra good sound. Wallow in the gentle alt rock of tracks like 'Honk If You're Horny' and 'Sent in the Clouds'. Where is he by the way? We miss him!
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Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea

Ah...well we thought this might be back in stock this week. Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea was the final Silver Jews album before David Berman disbanded the group for the unusual reason that his musical output could never undo the damage his dad (a corporate lawyer) had done to the world. It's probably the Jews most polished record and sees Berman's distinctive baritone sitting on top of lush country-ish arrangements. Album highlight San Francisco DC is a hilarious seven minute narrative that is not to be missed.  
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Bright Flight

Bright Flight was Silver Jews 2001 era album and perhaps the one where they started to shake off the lo-fi tag and introduce a more obviously countrified twang to their sound. In fact David Berman had moved to Nashviille to record the album and the musical history of that town seeps through its grooves. Here for the first time Berman duets with wife Cassie resulting in a classic harmonic sound possibly comparable to Neil Young and Emmylou Harris's duets from a couple of decades before.....and then there's the lyrics but if we told you about them we'd be here all day. 
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