Dean Wareham
New Zealand musician
Dean Wareham
Dean Wareham is an American musician, who formed the band Galaxie 500 in 1987. Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Wareham moved with his parents to Sydney, Australia, before settling in New York City in 1977. Wareham attended high school at Dalton School in New York, and then attended Harvard University, where he graduated with a B.A. in Social Studies. He left Galaxie 500 in April, 1991 and founded the band Luna.
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Psychedelia and a Preacher's Zeal
Wall Street Journal - about 3 years
Lauryn Hill, Dean Wareham, Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir and more in this week's Pop Scene.
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Hear Dean Wareham’s new song ‘Emancipated Hearts’ — EXCLUSIVE
Entertainment Weekly - over 3 years
If you’re a devoted fan of Galaxie 500/Luna/Dean & Britta fan like we are, you’ve probably spent more than a
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Dean and Britta make the Most Beautiful music for Warhol
Welcome to the CL Network - almost 5 years
Dean Wareham admits that being asked to score 13 of Pop Art icon Andy Warhol’s screen tests was intimidating. In 2008, the Andy Warhol Museum and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust commissioned Wareham and his wife Britta Phillips, aka indie pop duo Dean and Britta, to put music to 13 of Warhol’s “stillies” featuring Factory regulars such as Dennis Hopper, Lou Reed, and Edie Sedgwick, for the 2008 Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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Dean Wareham Tours Galaxie 500 In October - Undertheradar
Google News - over 5 years
Undertheradar are over the moon to present the return of Dean Wareham to NZ, touring Galaxie 500 in October. The kiwi-born musician moved to the US in the late 70s and formed Galaxie 500 with two others in 86. The band met with considerable success,
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Andy Warhol takes on D.C. with “Warhol on The Mall” - Washington Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
12, where performers Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips perform melodies set to a reel of the artist's silent screen tests, entitled “13 Most Beautiful.” Hosted in partnership with “Warhol: Headlines,” the reel will feature images of Warhol proteges
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Foundations of rock - Sydney Morning Herald
Google News - over 5 years
DEAN Wareham has toured Australia a couple of times: with Luna and with wife Britta last year providing a live soundtrack to Andy Warhol's Screen Tests, yet never with his most seminal group, Galaxie 500, who were deeply influenced by the Velvet
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Does '50s music still matter? - Salon
Google News - over 5 years
By Dean Wareham After reuniting with Pavement for a high-profile tour last year, Stephen Malkmus returns today with "Mirror Traffic," his fifth album with the Jicks. (He's now made as many albums with the Jicks as he did with Pavement
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Single tickets for Marshall Artists Series on sale Monday - Huntington Herald Dispatch
Google News - over 5 years
Now, in its first commissioned piece, The Andy Warhol Museum has sifted through the screen tests and chosen the 13 “most beautiful” screen tests and teamed up with indie music darlings, Dean Wareham & Britta Philips for this multi-media event Tickets
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Individual tickets to all Marshall Artists Series events go on sale Monday ... - HNN Huntingtonnews.net
Google News - over 5 years
Now, in its first commissioned piece, The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA, has sifted through the screen tests and chosen the 13 “most beautiful” screen tests and teamed up with indie music darlings, Dean Wareham & Britta Philips who composed the
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Dean Wareham Plays Galaxie 500 - Tone Deaf
Google News - over 5 years
Following the re-release of Galaxie 500's three classic albums on Domino Records last year, their former frontman and guitarist, Dean Wareham, is set to head down under playing a set of all-Galaxie 500 material with a three-piece band featuring his
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Introducing Pitchfork at 15 - Pitchfork Media
Google News - over 5 years
The first thing I saw on the front page was an interview with Dean Wareham from Luna/Galaxie 500, which interested me. I also saw a notice that Pitchfork was accepting applications for new writers, which interested me even more
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Interview with Jared Artaud of The Vacant Lots - Rock Edition
Google News - over 5 years
How does it feel to have gotten recognition from people like Pete Kember [of Spectrum] and Dean Wareham [of Dean & Britta/Galaxie 500]? I feel very fortunate. Both Pete Kember and Dean Wareham have been inspiring figures to TVL
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Marshall Artist Series: Elvis, Frankenstein and the Rhinestone Cowboy - Charleston Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh has selected 13 screen tests and teamed up with indie musicians Dean Wareham and Britta Philips for a special multimedia event. Dec. 11 at 3 pm: "Glen Campbell: The Goodbye Tour" After 45 years in show business,
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The Truck Festival: Steventon - Oxford Times
Google News - over 5 years
These included sets from Johnny Flynn, a folk star with a fan base of screaming girls, and from ex-Galaxie 500 guitarist Dean Wareham, who proves that you can never listen to too much Neil Young and Crazy Horse. John Grant, whose debut album Queen of
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Marshall Artist Series Announces 75th Anniversary Lineup - WSAZ-TV
Google News - over 5 years
Now, in its first commissioned piece, The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA, has sifted through the screen tests and chosen the 13 “most beautiful” screen tests and teamed up with indie music darlings, Dean Wareham & Britta Philips who composed the
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Sol (Re-Do) bajo la luna Vivian Girls + dean wareham - Noticias de Gipuzkoa
Google News - over 5 years
Dean Wareham les puso voz, pero antes formó parte de Galaxie 500, combo disuelto hace 20 años y que anteanoche era reivindicado hasta donde es posible. El libro Black Postcards, a Rock And Roll Romance que escribió el propio Wareham deja bien claro que
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«Nuestra intención es ser fieles a los originales» - Diario Vasco
Google News - over 5 years
Dean Wareham. El rockero yanqui presenta un concierto especial, con canciones de su primera banda Galaxie 500 Rellena los siguientes campos para enviar esta información a otras personas. Dean Wareham. Fecha: hoy. Lugar: Escenario Verde (Zurrola)
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dean Wareham
    FIFTIES
  • 2014
    Age 50
    He released a self-titled album in 2014 and reformed Luna in 2015.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2013
    Age 49
    Wareham released the EP, Emancipated Hearts, under his own name in late 2013, which was followed by the self-titled album Dean Wareham in March 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Wareham has written a memoir about his years in indie rock. The book recounts his experiences in music and otherwise, from high school in New York City in the 1970s through his years in Galaxie 500 and Luna and his divorce. Titled Black Postcards, it was published by Penguin Press in March, 2008.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2000
    Age 36
    The band released Luna Live! in 2000 on the Arena Rock label, and then signed to Jetset Records, for whom they recorded two more studio albums, Romantica (2002), co-produced by Gene Holder (DB’s) and Dave Fridmann (Mercury Rev), and Rendezvous (2004), produced by Bryce Goggin. The band announced plans to break up in 2004, and played their final concert at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City on 28 February 2005. Dean & Britta is a musical duo consisting of Wareham and Britta Phillips, former Luna bassist. After Luna broke up in 2005, the pair spent the following year working on film scores, including one for Noah Baumbach's movie The Squid and the Whale, and promoting the documentary film of Luna's farewell tour Tell Me Do You Miss Me.
    More Details Hide Details They were married during the recording of their album Back Numbers, produced by Tony Visconti, and simplified their name to "Dean & Britta". Back Numbers was released on Rounder Records in February 2007, followed by a limited edition EP, "Words You Used To Say".
  • TWENTIES
  • 1992
    Age 28
    In 1992, Wareham signed a demo deal with Elektra Records' A&R VP Terry Tolkin and recorded a number of tracks with Mercury Rev drummer Jimmy Chambers.
    More Details Hide Details Some of these recordings were later released on the Anesthesia single on Tolkin's No.6 Records in the US and Mint Tea in the UK under the name Dean Wareham. Tolkin then signed Wareham to Elektra, who started pulling together a band. He first contacted Justin Harwood, whom Dean had met while Justin was playing with The Chills and they recruited drummer Byron Guthrie. The trio recorded some more demos (produced by Dave Fridmann) and played a couple of live dates augmented by Mercury Rev guitarist Grasshopper (Sean Mackowiak). Guthrie was then replaced by former Feelies drummer Stanley Demeski and this lineup recorded the first album Lunapark, produced by Fred Maher and released by Elektra under the name Luna2 to avoid confusion with a new-age musician who was already using the name Luna (later an agreement was reached which allowed the band to use the name Luna).
  • 1991
    Age 27
    Luna was a dream pop/indie pop band Wareham formed in 1991 after the breakup of Galaxie 500, with Stanley Demeski and Justin Harwood (Demeski formerly of The Feelies and Harwood formerly of New Zealand band The Chills).
    More Details Hide Details The original lineup was expanded with the addition of guitarist Sean Eden for their second album, 1994's Bewitched. Lee Wall replaced Demeski on drums in time for 1997's Pup Tent, and Britta Phillips of Belltower (also known as the singing voice of animated character Jem) joined when bassist Justin Harwood departed in 2000. Phillips and Wareham eventually became romantically involved and married. They now release records under the moniker "Dean & Britta".
    The sound and the increasingly loyal audience grew with each release until Wareham quit the band in 1991.
    More Details Hide Details To mark twenty years since the release of the Galaxie 500 albums, Wareham embarked on his Dean Wareham Plays Galaxie 500 tour. Notably absent were Krukowski and Yang.
  • 1987
    Age 23
    Guitarist Wareham, drummer Damon Krukowski and bassist Naomi Yang began playing together as Galaxie 500 in 1987, after their time as students at Harvard University.
    More Details Hide Details The band's name comes from a Ford car of the 1960s, the Ford Galaxie 500. Galaxie 500's records were released in the US and UK on the independent Rough Trade label and went out of print upon Rough Trade's demise. Galaxie 500's entire catalog, along with a box set including singles, EPs and rarities was reissued during the 1990s by Rykodisc. Galaxie 500 leveraged fairly minimal instrumental technique with intense atmospherics provided by producer Mark Kramer, and their distinctive sound bore an influence beyond the small audience for their independently released albums.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1977
    Age 13
    Born in Seatoun, a suburb of Wellington, New Zealand, Wareham is the son of John Wareham, a management consultant and author. His family moved to Sydney, Australia, before settling in New York City in 1977.
    More Details Hide Details Wareham attended the Dalton School in New York and Harvard University, graduating with a B.A. in social studies. He has three siblings, including Louise Wareham, a novelist.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1963
    Born
    Born on August 1, 1963.
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