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Bob Nastanovich (R) with fellow Silver Jews David Berman (C) and Stephen Malkmus (L)
Bob Nastanovich (R) with fellow Silver Jews David Berman (C) and Stephen Malkmus (L)
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Bob Nastanovich shares David Berman stories, plays unreleased recordings on ‘Three Songs’ podcast

Bob Nastanovich, who was in Silver Jews with Berman and Stephen Malkmus, shares stories, plus unreleased songs and live recordings for this special edition of his Three Songs podcast.

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WHY? shares Silver Jews cover ft. Lala Lala & Gabby’s World

”I was a wreck for several days after I heard the news, listening to and reading all his work. Then I decided to learn 'We Are Real' as a way to console myself,” Yoni Wolf says.

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listen to David Berman tribute LP ft Dean Wareham, Adam Green, Jeffrey Lewis, more

The tribute also includes Silver Jews/Purple Mountains covers by Pete Astor (The Loft), Robert Scott (The Bats), Jad Fair, Business of Dreams, Kyle Forster (who played on the Purple Mountains album), Jeremy Jay, Diane Cluck, Daisies, Holy Wave, Caged Animals, Bill Baird, and more.

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Woods, Kevin Morby & more paid tribute to David Berman at Woodsist Fest (watch)

Woods, who backed Berman on the Purple Mountains album, played PM's "All My Happiness is Gone" with Kyle Field on vocals, and Silver Jews' "Random Rules" with Kevin Morby singing.

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Josh Ritter, Jeffrey Lewis, Michael Shannon & more playing David Berman tribute in Brooklyn

The tribute to the late Silver Jews / Purple Mountains frontman is part of the monthly ”Three Ring Bender” series at Threes Brewing.

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Stephen Malkmus at The Kitchen
Stephen Malkmus at The Kitchen
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watch Stephen Malkmus perform 2 Silver Jews songs in tribute to David Berman

Malkmus performed ”Trains Across the Sea” and ”The Wild Kindness” in tribute to his friend and Silver Jews bandmate.

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Animal Collective share cover of Silver Jews’ “Ballad of Reverend War Character”

”He was an inspiration for decades,” say Animal Collective's Avey Tare and Geologist of Silver Jews' David Berman. ”One we wouldn’t be here without.”

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Silver Jews & Purple Mountains records going for crazy money online; Drag City say “there is no need to be gouged!”

”We remain dedicated to our core mission: to keep the words, music and visual art of David Berman in print at all times,” Drag City writes. ”At least, that's what David told us our core mission was.”

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Bill Callahan at White Eagle Hall
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watch Bill Callahan cover two Silver Jews songs at Webster Hall in tribute to David Berman

In addition to his deep well of originals, Callahan paid tribute to his friend and labelmate David Berman at Webster Hall by covering two Silver Jews songs. ”Time to cry,” Bill said, introing ”I Remember Me,” and adding, ”with David gone, everything's different.”

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First Aid Kit pay tribute to David Berman with new song & Silver Jews cover

”I think a lot of people were as shocked as I was upon hearing the news of David Berman’s passing,” says the duo's Klara Söderberg, ”It didn’t seem real. It left me completely devastated.”

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