Dean Wareham

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Dean Wareham

American musician, who formed the band Galaxie 500 in 1987 add

Category: Music

Born in 1963.

Countries: United States (71%), New Zealand (29%)

Main connections: Jeff Daniels, Jesse Eisenberg, The Squid and the Whale

Linked to: Ford Motor Company, Harvard University

 

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Dean Wareham was born in 1963 add something


1970

The book recounts his experiences in music, from high school in New York City in the 1970s through his years in Galaxie 500 and Luna add something


1977

Born in Wellington , New Zealand, Wareham moved with his parents to Sydney, Australia, before settling in New York City in 1977 add something


1987

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 add something


1990

Galaxie 500's entire catalog, along with a box set including singles, EPs and rarities was reissued during the 1990s by Rykodisc add something


1991

He left Galaxie 500 in April, 1991 and founded the band Luna add something

 

The sound and the increasingly loyal audience grew with each release until Wareham quit the band in 1991 add something


1992

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 add something


1993

In the summer of 1993 the band was the supporting act for the reformed Velvet Underground on their European tour after which they set about recording their second album add something


1994

The original lineup was expanded with the addition of guitarist Sean Eden for their second album, 1994's "Bewitched" add something


1997

In 1997 Lee Wall replaced Stanley Demeski on drums, and the band recorded" Pup Tent", their fourth album for Elektra, produced by Pat McCarthy add something

 

Lee Wall replaced Demeski on drums in time for 1997's "Pup Tent," and Britta Phillips of Belltower joined when bassist Justin Harwood departed in 2000 add something


1998

In 1998 Luna recorded their fifth album," The Days of Our Nights", produced by Paul Kimble add something


1999

In December 1999 Justin Harwood retired to New Zealand, and was replaced on bass by Britta Phillips add something


2004

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 add something


2005

After Luna broke up in 2005, Dean & Britta spent the next year working on film scores , and promoting the documentary film of Luna's farewell tour Tell Me Do You Miss Me. They were married during the recording of their new album, Back Numbers, and simplified their name to "Dean & Britta" add something

 

Since Luna's breakup in 2005, Wareham has released albums with fellow Luna bandmate Britta Phillips add something


2007

Back Numbers was released on Rounder Records in February 2007 followed by a limited edition EP, "Words You Used To Say" add something


2008

Titled "Black Postcards", it was published by Penguin Press in March, 2008 add something


2013

Wareham will release a mini-album, "Emancipated Hearts", under his own name in late 2013 add something


2014

He released a self-titled album in 2014 and reformed Luna in 2015 add something


2015

However, in 2015 the band returned, toured the world and released new material in 2017 - the LP "A Sentimental Education" and the EP "A Place of Greater Safety add something


2016

The Squid and the Whale - The Criterion Collection announced that it would release The Squid and The Whale on November 22nd, 2016 that would include new interviews with Baumbach and actors Jeff Daniels, Jesse Eisenberg, Owen Kline and Laura_Linney; A new conversation about the score and other music in the film between Baumbach and composers Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips; A 2005 documentary titled Behind The Squid and the Whale; Audition footage and the original trailers

 

The Squid and the Whale - The Criterion Collection announced that it would release The Squid and The Whale on November 22, 2016 that would include new interviews with Baumbach and actors Jeff Daniels, Jesse Eisenberg, Owen Kline and Laura_Linney; A new conversation about the score and other music in the film between Baumbach and composers Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips; A 2005 documentary titled Behind The Squid and the Whale; Audition footage and the original trailers


2018

In October 2018 he will release "Dean Wareham Vs. Cheval Sombre" - a collection of western-themed songs featuring Wareham and singer-songwriter Cheval Sombre add something