In House #1815: Dean Wareham & Britta Phillips' Back Numbers; New Feist
Former Luna lovebirds Dean Wareham & Britta Phillips return tomorrow with their second full-length effort, and first since their old band packed it in. Wareham, of course, spent thirteen years as frontman of Luna following time as part of slowgazers Galaxie 500, while Phillips was, among other things, the voice of cartoon pop star Jem back in the '80's before hopping aboard the Luna ship for the band's final two releases. Back Numbers drops on Zoe, and features the duo adapting a kind of Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra for the 21st century guise, even going so far as to cover one of Hazlewood's tunes ("You Turned My Head Around"). Elsewhere are idiosyncratic versions of two Troggs tunes, "White Horses," and "Our Love Will Still Be There," as well as a Donovan B-side ("Teen Angel"). It's a decidedly languorous and romantic set, all cooed vocals and sunshine daze. We haven't heard what the rest of Luna is doing these days, but Dean & Britta seem more than content to waltz off into the sun.
Dean Wareham & Britta Phillips
In House #1815.
Focus: New release out tomorrow from Dean Wareham & Britta Phillips, Back Numbers, plus new music from Josh Rouse & Paz Suay, Feist, Jill Cunniff, and more.
Dean & Britta, from Back Numbers:
Jill Cunniff, from City Beach:
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