Tag: Galaxie 500

Galaxie 500’s ‘Copenhagen’ live album to receive 2LP vinyl reissue for Record Store Day

Galaxie 500’s ‘Copenhagen’ live album to receive 2LP vinyl reissue for Record Store Day

The live album recorded at Galaxie 500’s final European show — Dec. 1, 1990 in Copenhagen — will be reissued in a special 2LP vinyl edition for Record Store Day, with its nine songs stretched over three sides and a special etching filling out the fourth side of the vinyl. Full details right here.

Watch: Rose McGowan stars in video for Luna’s cover of The Cure’s ‘Fire in Cairo’

Watch: Rose McGowan stars in video for Luna’s cover of The Cure’s ‘Fire in Cairo’

Luna — Dean Wareham’s reunited post-Galaxie 500 dreampop act — today debuted a Rose McGowan-starring video for its new cover of The Cure’s “Fire in Cairo,” which will appear on its new covers album A Sentimental Education, due out next month. Watch it here.

Watch: Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500’s ‘Fourth of July’ on the Fourth of July

Watch: Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500’s ‘Fourth of July’ on the Fourth of July

In a bit of holiday synchronicity, former Galaxie 500 frontman Dean Wareham today shared video of himself and some fellow musicians performing his old band’s melancholy 1990 song “Fourth of July” on the Fourth of July itself (“4th of July on 4th of July,” he wrote). Watch the performance, and the original video, here.

Dean Wareham to play Galaxie 500’s ‘Today’ in San Francisco — ‘one time only’ performance

Dean Wareham to play Galaxie 500’s ‘Today’ in San Francisco — ‘one time only’ performance

Dean Wareham will step out of his ongoing Luna reunion next month to celebrate his earlier band with a one-off performance of Galaxie 500’s 1988 debut album Today in San Francisco — a concert Wareham is calling a “one time only” event. Tickets are on sale now for the July concert.

Luna covers The Cure, David Bowie, Mercury Rev on new album — hear first single

Luna covers The Cure, David Bowie, Mercury Rev on new album — hear first single

Luna — Dean Wareham’s reunited post-Galaxie 500 dreampop act — will put out its first new music since 2004 in September with the simultaneous release of a 10-song covers album called A Sentimental Education and a 6-song instrumental EP titled A Place of Greater Safety.

Vintage Video: Galaxie 500 drifts through a 40-minute set at an Atlanta club in 1990

Vintage Video: Galaxie 500 drifts through a 40-minute set at an Atlanta club in 1990

For our first post-hiatus installment of Vintage Video, we spotlight a band that, at least in its live incarnation, is sadly underrepresented on YouTube: dream-pop icons Galaxie 500. So here’s a 7-song, 40-minute set that finds Dean Wareham, Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang performing material from 1988’s Today and 1989’s On Fire.

Luna to play first show in 10 years this spring in L.A., with more U.S. dates in the fall

Luna to play first show in 10 years this spring in L.A., with more U.S. dates in the fall

Last fall, Dean Wareham announced plans to reunite his post-Galaxie 500 band Luna for the first time in a decade for shows this coming spring in Spain. Today, though, he followed that up with big news for U.S. fans: The band’s reunion will open with an April 13 show in Los Angeles, with more American dates this fall.

Stream: Galaxie 500’s Dean Wareham, ‘Love is Colder Than Death’ — off upcoming mini-LP

Stream: Galaxie 500’s Dean Wareham, ‘Love is Colder Than Death’ — off upcoming mini-LP

Dean Wareham, former frontman of dreampop favorites Galaxie 500 and Luna, today released a new solo single — “Love is Colder Than Death” b/w “She Want Walking in the Rain” — in advance of a mini-LP he’s prepping for release this fall, according to Pitchfork, which premiered the single.

New releases: Specials live DVD, Gary Numan vinyl box set, Dean & Britta’s Warhol CD

New releases: Specials live DVD, Gary Numan vinyl box set, Dean & Britta’s Warhol CD

This week’s new releases include the U.S. version of The Specials’ ’30th Anniversary Tour’ live DVD; Gary Numan and Tubeway Army’s 4LP ’78/79 Box Set’; and Dean & Britta’s ’13 Most Beautiful… Songs For Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests,’ featuring ex-Galaxie 500 frontman Dean Wareham.

Additional ‘Dean Wareham Plays Galaxie 500’ concerts scheduled through December

Additional ‘Dean Wareham Plays Galaxie 500’ concerts scheduled through December

That concert in Atlanta featuring ex-frontman Dean Wareham ‘performing the Galaxie 500 songbook’ that we told you about last month won’t be a one-off after all: Wareham and his Dean & Britta bandmates have announced a scattered string of such shows between August and December.

Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500: Special one-off concert set for Atlanta this fall

Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500: Special one-off concert set for Atlanta this fall

Former Galaxie 500 frontman Dean Wareham will commemorate the recent re-release of the seminal dream-pop act’s catalog with a special one-off concert in Atlanta this fall at which he will be ‘performing the Galaxie 500 songbook.’

New releases: Black Francis’ ‘NonStopErotik’; Nick Cave, Galaxie 500, Duran Duran reissues

New releases: Black Francis’ ‘NonStopErotik’; Nick Cave, Galaxie 500, Duran Duran reissues

This week’s new releases include a new solo album from the Pixies’ Black Francis called ‘NonStopErotik,’ plus expanded reissues from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Galaxie 500 and Duran Duran, as well as a vintage live album from The Wedding Present.

Galaxie 500 reissuing ‘Today,’ ‘On Fire,’ ‘This Is Our Music’ as 2CD sets, and on vinyl

Galaxie 500 reissuing ‘Today,’ ‘On Fire,’ ‘This Is Our Music’ as 2CD sets, and on vinyl

Tweet Beloved dream-pop act Galaxie 500’s three studio albums — 1988’s Today, 1989’s On Fire and 1990’s This Is Our Music — will be reissued […]

Galaxie 500 reissues 3 albums on remastered vinyl, and as DRM-free digital downloads

Galaxie 500 reissues 3 albums on remastered vinyl, and as DRM-free digital downloads

Dream-pop trio Galaxie 500’s three studio albums have been remastered and reissued on vinyl for the first time in 20 years, the band’s members recently […]