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Thursday, Nov 21 2013 | 18:29
Image: 1584430 The first ever solo album from Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500, Luna, Dean & Britta). Produced by Jason Quever (Papercuts). Includes the single ‘Love Is Colder Than Death’, as premiered on Pitchfork. ‘Emancipated Hearts’ is a downbeat collection that suggests Galaxie 500 playing bucolic folk-rock. As if to underline this comparison, there’s a cover of The Incredible String Band’s ‘Air’. “I know they can be a bit silly, but they can be hilarious too,” says Dean. “Our version was recorded in Jason’s living room, just him and me.”
Before this almost light-hearted conclusion, however, the album explores much darker territory, something that is evident from just the titles of the songs. It’s no so much political as politicised, as Dean explains: “Each of these songs started with a line or phrase
I borrowed from a poem or film or newspaper headline. The idea is you steal a line and then build your own song around it…”
Between 1987 and 1991 Dean Wareham was singer/guitarist/ songwriter with Galaxie 500, who recorded three albums for Rough Trade (now
available on Domino). His next band, New York-based quartet Luna, recorded seven studio albums for Elektra and Beggars Banquet between
1992 and 2004. He has since released three albums with his wife Britta Phillips as Dean & Britta. Their most recent release was a soundtrack to accompany their multi-media show ‘13 Most Beautiful: Songs For Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests.

Other things Dean has done recently:
• Acted in the film Frances Ha by Noah Baumbach.
• Relocated from Brooklyn to Los Angeles.
• Written a memoir, Black Postcards, for Penguin Books.
• Galaxie 500 were the subject of an oral history by Mike McGonigal. Originally a series of Pitchfork interviews, now a book called Temperature’s Rising.
• Played on ‘Mad Love’, the cult 2012 album by Cheval Sombre, which also came out on Sonic Cathedral.
• Recorded a second solo album, due for release early in 2014.

TRACKLISTING CD
1. Love Is Colder Than Death
2. Emancipated Hearts
3. The Deadliest Day Since The Invasion Began
4. The Longest Bridges In The World
5. The Ticking Is The Bomb
6. Air
7. Emancipated Hearts (My Robot Friend Remix) (CD only) Available from 01.11.2013
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