After making music for almost 30 years with three bands—Galaxie 500, Luna and Dean & Britta—Dean Wareham finally released a solo album earlier this year, produced by My Morning Jacket's Jim James. Aficionados of Wareham's previous rock incarnations won't feel any seismic shifts on his self-titled record; in fact, the album embraces all phases of the songwriter's storied career.
Lyrically, the songs delve into poignant observations about life and love, all delivered with wit and charm. Sonically, the arrangements have a hazy and somewhat psychedelic feel.
Wareham will play Boston's ICA on July 11 and head to Europe for a tour thereafter.
This spring, Dean Wareham visited WFUV to share some of those new compositions and tossed in a classic Luna song, "Lost in Space," too. Below, watch videos of Dean Wareham live in Studio A, listen to the session now in the FUV Vault or catch it on The Alternate Side on 91.5 WNYE this Friday, July 4, at 11a.m., EDT, also streaming online.
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