Michael Dean Wareham (born 1 August 1963) is an American musician, who formed the band Galaxie 500 in 1987. Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Wareham moved with his parents to Sydney, Australia, before settling in New York City, in 1977. Wareham attended high school at Dalton School in New York, and then attended Harvard University, where he graduated with a B.A. in Social Studies. He left Galaxie 500 in April, 1991 and founded the band Luna. Since Luna’s breakup in 2005, Wareham has released albums with fellow Luna bandmate (and wife) Britta Phillips (see Dean and Britta). He also works as a film composer, notably on the Noah Baumbach film The Squid and the Whale, and has been an occasional actor.

Wareham has written a memoir about his years in indie rock. The book recounts his experiences in music and life, from high school in New York City in the 1970s through his years in Galaxie 500 and Luna and his divorce. Titled Black Postcards, it was published by Penguin Press in March, 2008.

Dean Wareham former member of Galaxie 500 and Luna chats with Northern Transmissions about many subjects, including his solo album and the state of music,

Our Interview with Dean Wareham

I have known Jim over the years. I know his manager, who happens to be a huge Luna fan. We had lunch one day, and afterwards he wanted me to listen to some of Jim’s solos stuff. I really enjoyed. I think the whole thing was orchestrated. Afterwards,

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Review Of the debut self-titled solo album From Dean Wareham. The Lp comes out on March 11th via Double Feature in the U.S and Cathedral records in Europe.

Review Of The Debut LP from Dean Wareham

When Dean Wareham’s debut self-titled solo LP arrives on March 11, it may surprise listeners new and old to realize it’s his first release under his own name. While he has been active for nearly 25 years (primarily in Galaxie 500 and Luna),

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