Dean & Britta
|Dean & Britta|
New York City, New York,|
|Labels||Jet Set, Rounder|
Dean & Britta is a musical duo consisting of Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips, both former members of Luna. Wareham had formed Luna in 1991 after leaving his first band, Galaxie 500. Phillips joined Luna in 2000, replacing bassist Justin Harwood.
Their first album started out as a Wareham solo project, but when he heard Phillips' demos, he asked her to join him. "L'Avventura" was produced by Tony Visconti and was released on Jetset Records in 2003 under the name "Britta Phillips & Dean Wareham." After hearing the album, Peter Kember (a.k.a. Sonic Boom of Spacemen 3, Spectrum, & E.A.R.) fell in love with it and did a remix mini LP entitled "Sonic Souvenirs" (also on Jetset Records).
After Luna broke up in 2005, Dean & Britta spent the next year working on film scores (most notably Noah Baumbach's movie, The Squid and the Whale), and promoting the documentary film of Luna's farewell tour Tell Me Do You Miss Me. They were married during the recording of their album Back Numbers (also produced by Tony Visconti), and simplified their name to "Dean & Britta". Back Numbers was released on Rounder Records in February 2007 followed by a limited edition EP, "Words You Used To Say". In 2006 Dean and Britta did a Take-Away Show video session shot by Vincent Moon.
- L'Avventura (2003)
- Back Numbers (2007)
- 13 Most Beautiful: Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (2010)
- Sonic Souvenirs (2004)
- Words You Used to Say (2006)
- Variations (2008)
- "Dean & Britta Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
- Article from NPR's 'World Cafe' program
- Interview at Stylus magazine
- Dean and Britta on MySpace
- Men's Vogue interview with Dean and Britta
- Handwritten interview with Dean & Britta at ifpthendirt
- Kevchino Interview with Dean & Britta
- Interview with Dean Wareham on Crikey.com.au