Guitarist, singer and songwriter Dean Wareham, whose incredible rock and roll legacy includes forming Galaxie 500 and Luna, is releasing his first solo album on March 11th. Wareham’s self-titled debut was produced by Jim James of My Morning Jacket, and recorded at Jim’s studio in Louisville, Kentucky, with Britta Phillips on bass, Anthony LaMarca on drums and pedal steel, and James on keys and guitars. Wareham is an icon amongst musicians and indie-rock fans.
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Influenced by bands like Velvet Underground, Opal, The Feelies and Half Japanese, Wareham himself was on influence on musicians including including Jim James, Thurston Moore, Low, Mazzy Star and many others. Wareham’s dreamy, falsetto voice and singular reverbed psychedelic guitar sound have been at the heart of his voice, starting with three incredible albums he released with Galaxie 500 and followed by seven studio albums in Luna. Below, download “The Dancer Disappears,” an instant Wareham classic from his forthcoming solo debut.
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