Listen: Animal Collective’s Avey Tare and Geologist cover Silver Jews’ ‘Ballad of Reverend War Character’ in honour of David Berman

Proceeds are being donated to MusiCares and Music Health Alliance

Animal Collective members Avey Tare and Geologist have honoured the late David Berman with a cover of Silver Jews’ “Ballad of Reverend War Character.”

“A few weeks ago we planned on seeing Purple Mountains together,” Avey Tare and Geologist explain in a statement. “Instead we spent the night listening to David’s records and talking about how much his music and art meant to us. He was an inspiration for decades. One we wouldn’t be here without.”

Proceeds from downloads of the song via Bandcamp are set to be donated to MusiCares and Music Health Alliance.

Listen to Avey Tare and Geologist’s cover of “Ballad of Reverend War Character” below.