Originals: Teen Angel by Donovan (covered by Dean and Britta)

Miss Gertrude Powys as The Angel in the pantomime Sleeping Beauty at the Theatre Royal, 1886 / photographer J. T. Gorus, Sydney
And Donovan turns up for his third appearance in “Originals” – Teen Angel was the b-side of his classic 45 Hurdy Gurdy Man in 1968.

Dean & Britta’s cover was released on their second album, Back Numbers, in 2007

MP3: Dean & Britta – Teen Angel

And that’s pretty much all I know.

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Happy birthday Britta Phillips

Britta Phillips
Happy birthday Britta.

So far this year Britta has been Dean’s bass player, made a cameo in forthcoming movie of Jem and the Holograms, and is hopefully wrapping up the album that was delayed by the untimely passing of producer Scott Hardkiss

Here’s Britta’s lovely cover of Spectrum’s How You Satisfy Me from Club AC30′s Never Lose That Feeling, vol 2

MP3: Britta Phillips – How You Satisfy Me (Spectrum cover)

Next up here she is adding vocals to Some Things Last a Long Time from last year’s splendid Füxa album The Electric Sounds of Summer.

Here’s her and Dean in last year’s Frances Ha
Dean and Britta in Frances Ha

Lots more MP3 downloads in last years birthday post

And here’s 2011′s birthday greeting.

Have a lovely day Britta! Treat yourself to an egg…

New Dean Wareham / Britta Phillips split 7″ single


OK, I have some more details on the single

It’s a split single:

One side is Dean Wareham playing a cover of Robyn Hitchcock’s Love and the flip is Britta Phillips cover of The Beach Boys/Dennis Wilson track Fallin’ in Love.

More details, and more pictures, can be found on Formosa Punk’s Discogs page.

Pre-order Britta Phillips & Dean Wareham – Love / Fallin’ In Love at Norman Records (UK)


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Originals: Since I Lay My Burden Down by Michael Holland (covered by Dean & Britta)

In the park on hot day--"played out"  (LOC)
Since I Lay My Burden Down was written by Michael Holland and released on his 2005 album Tomorrow’s American Treasures.

Dean & Britta’s cover appeared on their Words You Used to Say EP in 2006

MP3: Dean & Britta – Since I Lay My Burden Down

Michael Holland also wrote Heartless People, the only non-original song on Dean Wareham’s new LP

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Originals: Random Rules by Silver Jews (covered by Dean & Britta)

I know that a lot of what I say has been lifted off of men’s room walls

Random Rules was released on Silver Jews third album American Water in 1998. Silver Jews were a NYC band that was led by David Berman and featured Stephen Malkmus (of Pavement) and Chris Stroffolino.

Dean & Britta’s cover was the penultimate track on their 2003 album L’Avventura

MP3: Dean & Britta – Random Rules

Here’s an mp3 of them performing it at The Village Underground in NYC in 2003

MP3: Dean & Britta – Random Rules (live)

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