Monday, March 5th, 2007

CONTEST – Dean & Britta @ The Mod Club, March 12, 2007

I declared my love and devotion to Dean & Britta and their new record Back Numbers in a post last week so I don’t need to go back into that.

But I will direct you to some more interviews with Dean Wareham and/or Britta Phillips – Exclaim! asks their stock questions of Wareham and get some interesting answers, WERS has a short chat with the duo while Lunapark6 has a long one and Dean tells The Boston Herald that we can expect to hear some Luna songs when they play the Mod Club next Monday night – honestly, with two of their own albums to draw on it never occurred to me that they’d play Luna songs. Without Sean and Lee, that’ll certainly be… different. Update: Okay, so the Herald link doesn’t work because they want you to pay for their articles. But if you google “boston herald dean britta”, you can read the whole thing from the Google link. Why? No one makes Google pay. Link fixed.

And courtesy of Against The Grain, you can be there to hear it all. I’ve got three pairs of passes to give away to said March 12 show… but wait! There’s more! Each winner will also get a copy of Back Numbers for their very own to take home and share with friends and family. How exciting is that? To enter, leave a comment below telling me which Luna songs you would most like to hear Dean and Britta perform live, and no obvious ones like “Bonnie & Clyde”. Been there, done that. And if you can’t attend the show but want to chime in anyway, please do so – just mention that you’re not entering the contest. This contest will close at midnight, March 8. Update 2: Okay, thanks to D&B management, I’ve also got four pairs of passes for their March 10 show at Main Hall in Montreal – same deal, just leave me a comment to enter and also mention if you’re entering for the Montreal show. Thanks.

And thanks to one of Stereogum’s commenters for pointing out that Dean & Britta’s new video for “Words You Used To Say” is actually an homage to Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin’s video for “Melody”. Check it out below.

MP3: Dean & Britta – “Words You Used To Say”
MP3: Dean & Britta – “Singer Sing”
Video: Dean & Britta – “Words You Used To Say” (YouTube)
Video: Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin – “Melody” (YouTube)
MySpace: Dean & Britta

By : Frank Yang at 6:28 pm
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  1. mike says:

    Damn, why does the Clinic show have to be on the same day as Dean & Britta?

  2. mark says:

    i can’t go but i vote for BLACK POSTCARDS! i’m going to the nyc show…

  3. eugene says:

    The Boston Herald link isn’t working. Any idea what happend?

  4. Thierry says:

    I say "Mermaid Eyes" would be a good fit, but I’ll honestly be happy to hear those voice sing whatever it is the choose to sing for us…

  5. Yawn. says:

    I like the Coca-Cola "Music Widget" ads. I see some room a little lower where you might be able to get a Burger King or two in. Maybe an Army ad and you could choose the music. They could pay you as a "Music Supervisor" oooooo.

    Don’t worry, I clicked on it so you’d get paid.

  6. Stranger says:

    23 Minutes In Brussels… I don’t know, Luna are amazing – anything will be great

  7. Scott says:

    I’d love to hear Tiger Lily… that’d be pretty sweet. I was trying to think of something with better vocal interplay, but kept coming back to that song.

    And now I have to go listen to it again… [smirk]

  8. Gary Campbell says:

    I’d like to hear them play "Lovedust," the opening track from the excellent Romantica.

  9. selena says:

    time to quit and we’re both confused. or at least something older, something odd.

  10. Paul says:

    California (All The Way) would be nice.

  11. Greg says:

    Luna’s peak was before my time but im getting into this record. Loved Romantica. It’d be nice to see them perform live. BTW im from Montreal, looking to go to their show this weekend. THANKS!

  12. juepucta says:

    I was going to say Superfreaky Memories, since it is my favourite Luna song, but just for yuks i think i will have to go with IHOP. Those opening lines are funny as hell. So my entry is IHOP.

    Thanks man,


  13. Mike says:

    I’m looking forward to hearing some of the tracks off Romantica — the last Luna tour was overshadowed by the impending break-up and I think D&B need to re-energize those songs.

    BTW — Montreal resident. Would love passes.

  14. Nathalie says:

    This song has been mentioned already, but hearing "Superfreaky memories" would be a dream, as it resonates with me in a very personal way. What would be a real, real treat though would be if Dean & Britta did that wonderful cover of "Old Toy Trains". My boyfriend votes for "Sideshow by the seashore"… We would both love to go see the show, but $40 for both tickets is a bit beyond our budget. Fingers crossed!

  15. Nathalie says:

    sorry, forgot to mention – I’m in Montreal

  16. keith says:

    The correct herald link [you dropped a 1]:


  17. ryan says:

    Another Montrealer here…

    I’ll have to say Double Feature – a personal fav from Penthouse!

    Saw Mark Kozelek at Main Hall this past summer – what a great little venue – it would be a treat to see D&B there!

  18. Matt says:

    I vote for Mermaid Eyes. It will fit best with a Dean and Britta show, and its a good song either way.

  19. Darren says:

    Not entering the contest but Into The Fold is one I’d love to see them do. I’ll be at the Boston show on the 9th.

  20. David says:

    I’m planning to go to the show in Madison, so I’m merely submitting my suggestion. I would personally like to see him perform the old Galaxie500 standard, "Snowstorm".

  21. Melody Nelson Rockefeller says:

    I love homages! It’s like you don’t have to think of any ideas of your own! Do any of the new songs lift Lee Hazelwood melodies?

  22. Chris Reed says:

    My vote is for "Mermaid Eyes." The version on "Romantica" has the 60s French-pop spooky vibe that Dean & Britta seem to be cultivating as a duo. Also, as has been noted several times already, it is a haunting tune.

  23. Thierry says:

    Hey Frank, you can take me out of the running for the Toronto passes, as I got some tickets from another source.

  24. DW. says:

    I’d like to see them doing This Time Around in Toronto.