Purple Mountains is the new nom-de-rock of David Berman from the Silver Jews. Purple Mountains is also the name of what will be known as one of his greatest albums – full of double-jointed wit and wisdom, up to the neck in his special recipe of hand-crafted country-rock joys and sorrows that sing legendary in cracked and broken hearts. The songs are produced impeccably by Woods’ Jarvis Taveniere and Jeremy Earle, buffed up like a hardwood floor ready to be well-trod upon for an evening of romance and dance.

Berman’s songwriter’s bone’s never been laid more bare, either – if redemption doesn’t come on the lyric sheet, the act of putting these songs into singing, dancing form allows them their nest end – to provide infotainment for others, embodying moments of life and truth via music that elevates with disarming warmth and a reassuring commonality, even as David himself stands outside the communal campfires.

 

Tracklist:

That's Just The Way That I Feel

All My Happiness Is Gone

Darkness And Cold

Snow Is Falling In Manhattan

Margaritas At The Mall

She's Making Friends, I'm Turning Stranger

I Loved Being My Mother's Son

Nights That Won't Happen

Storyline Fever

Maybe I'm The Only One For Me

 

Label: Drag City

Catalogue Number: DC680

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