Mar 1, 2018
On today's episode I talk to musician Dean Wareham. Originally
from Wellington, New Zealand, Dean's family moved to New York in
1977 when he was a teenager. In college at Harvard, he formed
the seminal indie rock band Galaxie 500 with Damon Krukowski and
Naomi Yang. They recorded three albums - Today, On Fire and This Is
Our Music, which were released on Rough Trade - but broke up in
1991, when he formed Luna. Luna was one of the biggest indie rock
bands of the 1990s, and Elektra released many of their iconic
albums including Lunapark, Bewitched, Penthouse, and Pup Tent.
Currently, Dean writes music under his own name and with his wife
Britta Phillips as Dean & Britta. The two have recorded a
number of albums and scored a handful of Noah Baumbach films like
The Squid and the Whale and Mistress America. In addition to all of
this, Dean wrote a memoir of about his years in indie rock called
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