Stranded In Stereo: Dean Sends "Postcards," Tours with Britta

Monday, January 7, 2008

Dean Sends "Postcards," Tours with Britta

When Brooklyn's Luna called it quits in 2005, I was a very sad boy. I had raised myself on the band's dreamy melodies and lyrics, and to have no more Luna, especially after Romantica (which was the album they should've ended with, not the swan song atrocity that was Rendezvous,) I started to wonder if I would make it through college or not. But I did, thanks to their 1995 masterpiece, Penthouse. I was lucky enough to catch Luna in the act once, playing to a packed house in Baltimore in November of 04, and was lucky enough to see singer Dean Wareham and bassist Britta Phillips once side project now full time gig as Dean & Britta last year at the MFA. Now, Wareham is jumping on to the rock & roll memoir bandwagon, a la Mark Oliver Everett (or, commonly known as E from the Eels) and Niki Sixx from the Crue of course.

Being added to my list of must reads for 2008 is Black Postcards: A Rock & Roll Romance, Wareham's memoirs that chronicle not only his time in Luna and his first band, the amazing Cambridge trio Galaxie 500, but also takes a look at ups and downs of being a part of this illustrious industry for the past two decades. I doubt the book will detail any sordid affairs or out people with drug habits, but it will at least give us insight to one of the greatest bands of our time.

Black Postcards will be out on March 13 via Penguin Press. In the meantime, D&B will tour the U S of A once again in February, making the most of their leap year as they even play a hometown show in Brooklyn on February 29th.

02.07 Boston, MA @ Museum of Fine Arts
02.08 Montreal, QC @ Cabaret
02.09 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
02.10 Chicago, IL @ Lakeshore Theater
02.11 Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
02.14 Vancouver, BC @ Richard's On Richards
02.15 Seattle, WA @ Triple Door
02.16 Portland, OR @ Aladdin
02.18 San Francisco, CA @ Yoshi's
02.19 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
02.20 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
02.22 Marfa, TX @ Marfa Ballroom
02.23 Austin, TX @ Cactus Cafe
02.25 Atlanta, GA @ Eddie's Attic
02.26 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
02.27 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
02.28 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
02.29 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Music Hall of Williamsburg
03.01 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

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