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Dean & Britta, The Carnival is Over (Piaptk, 2020)
Dean & Britta, The Carnival is Over (Piaptk, 2020)

Last night news arrived about a new Luna single - a cover of The Seekers The Carnival is Over.

The single is released on PIAPTK and has been mixed and mastered by Shimmy Disc supremo and Galaxie 500 producer Kramer, who also plays piano, and has Anthony LaMarca of The War on Drugs playing percussion.

The release is a limited edition, single sided lathe-cut 7” and is available to order now from Dean’s online shop or from PIAPTK.

Dean & Britta - The Carnival is Over
Dean & Britta, The Carnival is Over (Piaptk, 2020)
Dean & Britta, The Carnival is Over (Piaptk, 2020)
Dean & Britta, The Carnival is Over (Piaptk, 2020)
Dean & Britta, The Carnival is Over (Piaptk, 2020)

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Dean Wareham, Galaxie 500 (Manchester, 1990)
Dean Wareham, Galaxie 500 (Manchester, 1990)

Fantastic music video channel ScottishTeeVee has just uploaded video of Galaxie 500’s show from Manchester in June 1990 to YouTube.

The show was recorded from the audience on a VHS camcorder and has been digitised from a copy of the master tape so looks pretty good for the methode, age and technology.

ScottishTeeVee has previously shared the full version Galaxie 500 MTV Europe appearance (that was abridged and released on the Don’t Let Our Youth Go to Waste DVD a few years back).

Head over to the YouTube channel, subscribe and wallow in this and the literally hundreds of great videos there!

Galaxie 500 - Galaxie 500 - Live Manchester 1990 (Full Show)
Naomi Yang, Galaxie 500 (Manchester, 1990)
Naomi Yang, Galaxie 500 (Manchester, 1990)
Kramer with Galaxie 500 (Manchester, 1990)
Kramer with Galaxie 500 (Manchester, 1990)

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Dean Wareham of Galaxie 500 at the ICA in London 1989 (photo: Lori)
Dean Wareham of Galaxie 500 at the ICA in London 1989 (photo: Lori)

So… today I was supposed to be at The Islington Assembly Hall watching Dean Wareham playing Galaxie 500 songs - he’s in LA - I’m at home in West London, and the show has been rescheduled to 2021!

So, to fill the gap here’s a selection of live performances of Dean playing Galaxie 500 songs in London with Galaxie 500, Luna, Dean & Britta and solo (well that’s Dean & Britta really!).

Enjoy…

Tracklist

  • Flowers - Galaxie 500 (1990-02-11: Falcon, London, UK)
  • Strange - Luna (1995-12-16: The Garage, London, UK)
  • When Will You Come Home - Dean Wareham (2013-12-05: St. Pancras Old Church, London UK)
  • Blue Thunder - Luna (1993-06-03: Borderline, London, UK)
  • Plastic Bird - Galaxie 500 (1989-12-13: Subterania, London, UK)
  • Temperature’s Rising - Luna (1992-02-27: The Underworld, London, UK)
  • Tugboat - Luna (2005-01-17: ULU, London, UK)
  • Snowstorm - Galaxie 500 (1989-09-26: ICA, London, UK)
  • Dont Let Our Youth Go To Waste - Dean Wareham (2013-12-05: St. Pancras Old Church, London UK)
  • Ceremony - Dean Wareham (2014-05-23: Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK)

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Dean Wareham - Fourth of July (London 2014)
Luna - Flowers (London 2018)
Galaxie 500 at The Subterania (full show - 1990)

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Luna - Penthouse
Luna - Penthouse

The fabulous Life of The Record podcast is covering Luna’s masterpiece Penthouse in the latest edition.

For the 25th Anniversary, Dean Wareham looks back on the process of making Luna’s third record, Penthouse.

In this episode, Dean Wareham reflects on recording at Sorcerer Studios in New York City with engineer Mario Salvati and producer Pat McCarthy. Dean Wareham gets into the process of pushing for better performances, major label pressure, the grunge era and working with Tom Verlaine.

Subscribe using whatever is your chosen method of getting podcasts or listen online here.

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Dean Wareham’s has contributed a live version of Holding Pattern to Love in The Time of Covid, an album released to benefit the World Health Organisation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Relief Fund.

VeniVersus is proud to announce “Love In The Time Of Covid”, an evocative benefit compilation in which an all-star team of musicians join forces to raise funds for the World Health Organization (WHO). It features only previously unreleased recordings by some of the most relevant acts from the slowcore, dreampop and drone-rock scenes.

All proceeds will go to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund (covid19responsefund.org), supporting WHO’s work to track and understand the spread of the virus, to ensure patients get the care they need and frontline workers get essential supplies and information, and to accelerate research and development of a vaccine and treatments for all who need them.

The track was recorded in April 2014 for WXPN.

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I guess it will come as little surprise to anyone to hear that Dean Wareham’s shows in the UK in April won’t be happening. All the dates have been moved to January/February 2021 and tickets bought for the original shows will still be valid for the new ones.

The new dates are as follows:

22nd January 2021 The Classic Grand, Glasgow, UK
Dean Wareham Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500
23rd January 2021 The Liquid Room, Edinburgh, UK
Dean Wareham Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500
24th January 2021 The Cluny, Newscastle, UK
Dean Wareham Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500
25th January 2021 Manchester Academy 3, Manchester, UK
Dean Wareham Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500
26th January 2021 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
Dean Wareham Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500
28th January 2021 Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK
Dean Wareham Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500
29th January 2021 Concorde 2, Brighton, UK
Dean Wareham Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500
30th January 2021 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
Dean Wareham Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500
31st January 2021 Fiddlers Club, Bristol, UK
Dean Wareham Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500
1st February 2021 Waterfront, Norwich, UK
Dean Wareham Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500

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This Friday (midnight to midnight PST) excellent music download service Bandcamp are waiving their revenue share so everything you spend goes to the artist. If you can, spend. It’s going to be a rough few months for a lot of artists who rely on getting out to make their money …

To raise even more awareness around the pandemic’s impact on musicians everywhere, we’re waiving our revenue share on sales this Friday, March 20 (from midnight to midnight Pacific Time), and rallying the Bandcamp community to put much needed money directly into artists’ pockets.

For many artists, a single day of boosted sales can mean the difference between being able to pay rent or not. Still, we consider this just a starting point. Musicians will continue to feel the effects of lost touring income for many months to come, so we’re also sharing some ideas below on how fans can support the artists they love and how artists can give fans new, creative ways to provide support.

You can fill the gaps in your AHFoW related collection here:

There is so much great music on Bandcamp from wonderful artists who aren’t related and you can try before you buy - so head over and help out if you can.

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Dean Wareham’s shows in Paris, The Hague, Cologne, Berlin and Copenhagen have all been cancelled because of the current Coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions imposed on travel.

Currently (14 March) the UK dates have not yet been cancelled - but… watch this space.

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On Fire 30 CD sleeve (design: John Conley)
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