Saturday, January 26th, 2008
Those Are Words You Used To Say
Men’s Vogue has an excerpt of Dean Wareham’s forthcoming memoirs Black Postcards: A Rock & Roll Romance, which will be released March 13. Not surprisingly, they chose what most would consider to be the “juiciest” part of the book to reprint – Wareham very candidly detailing how Britta Phillips joined the band, the start of their relationship and the end of his first marriage (in that order). Luna fans were probably equally confused/suspicious/intrigued by it all when it went down but were too polite to inquire. Now we know.
Back here in the present, Dean and Britta will be hitting the road next month and be in town at the Mod Club February 9. They’ve started up a blog to follow their exploits on the road and will have a new EP of remixes from last year’s Back Numbers available for sale at the aforementioned shows or available digitally as of January 29. Pitchfork has a track listing of the release, which will go by the name of Variations.
Some quick show (and release) notes – Baby Dee is at the Drake Underground February 6 (Safe Inside The Day out this past week), Louis XIV have a date at the Mod Club on March 19 (Slick Dogs & Ponies out January 29), Mike Doughty plays the Mod Club April 15 (Golden Delicious out February 19), Jay Reatard is at the Silver Dollar on April 17 (various singles coming throughout the year – details at CMJ) and Efterklang at the El Mocambo on May 31 (Parades out since last Fall).