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Purple Mountains (DAVID BERMAN)

purple mountains

Drag City



cd

Released: 12th Jul 2019

£10.99


lp

Released: 12th Jul 2019

£21.99


cassette

Released: 12th Jul 2019

£11.99


berman’s first album in ten years is a majestic work of introspective country-rock that stephen malkmus fans will gobble up, no doubt. full of double-jointed wit and wisdom, up to the neck in his special recipe of handcrafted country-rock joys and sorrows that sing legendary in cracked and broken hearts. The songs of Purple Mountains are a potent brew, stitched together from lifetimes, knitting the drift of the years with the tightest lyric construction Berman’s ever attempted. The portrait is David Berman’s most to-the-bone yet, very frankly confessing a near-total collapse from the first moment, then delving into the layers of nuance with twin lasers of personal laceration and professional remove. “expertly sequenced as a narrative of lethargy, collapse and recovery, ‘purple mountains’ is ultimately an album about return […] prepare to be taken in” 4/5 – mojo.  

purple mountains

Tracklist

  1. That’s Just the Way That I Feel
  2. All My Happiness Is Gone Darkness and Cold
  3. Snow Is Falling In Manhattan
  4. Margaritas At the Mall She’s Making Friends, I’m Turning Stranger
  5. I Loved Being My Mother’s Son Nights That Won’t Happen
  6. Storyline Fever
  7. Maybe I’m the Only One For Me