Dean Wareham

About Dean Wareham

Known for his laconic tenor delivery and lyrical, often-psychedelic pop anthems, Dean Wareham built a cult following in the late '80s as the lead singer/songwriter/guitarist with the influential trio Galaxie 500. The band's hypnotic, lo-fi sound helped shape the sound of indie rock at the time and into the future. After the breakup of Galaxie 500, Wareham formed Luna, whose buoyant, dreamy sound built upon his love of bands like Velvet Underground and Television, as well as songwriters like Jimmy Webb and Serge Gainsbourg. Albums like 1994's Bewitched, 1995's Penthouse, and 2002's Romantica earned critical acclaim and became staples of alternative and college radio playlists. Wareham also formed the chamber pop duo Dean & Britta with Luna bandmate Britta Phillips, worked on soundtracks, and eventually issued albums under his own name like 2014's self-titled album and 2021's I Have Nothing to Say to the Mayor of L.A.

Wellington, New Zealand
August 1, 1963

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