After countless restless nights and days the band of brothers The Dead Heads are coming down from the mountain.
Following weeks spent furiously recording and rehearsing with the hope that sanity prevails. They have taken the trip and reached impossible heights of splendour and delved deep into the darkest spaces our human condition.
Divining visions from the other side they have uncovered the necessary artistry to guide the future and beyond. So now as they gaze across Sydney’s stale horizons and through the endless haze of ennui, down nervous city streets, dreary dead end jobs and nights haunted by manic dreaming, the Devil may care but only because The Dead Heads live this life and they live it for real.
Sideways Through Sound Showcase: Dean Wareham - S/T (Sonic Cathedral) & Interview
Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Dean Wareham spent his childhood in Sydney, Australia, before moving to New York City in 1977, at age 14.
His band Galaxie 500 emerged from Boston in 1988 and made three celebrated albums for Rough Trade. “Galaxie 500 were the ultimate cult group,” wrote Bookforum, “a band who set the stage for the indie scene of the 21st Century.”
His next band Luna recorded seven albums for Elektra and Beggar’s Banquet (including Penthouse, on Rolling Stone’s list of best albums of the 90s), followed by three albums as Dean & Britta (with Britta Phillips). In 2013 he released a 6-song EP, Emancipated Hearts.
Dean has just released his first ever solo album featuring 9 songs produced by Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and recorded at James’ house in Louisville, Kentucky. James also contributes keyboards, electric guitars and backing vocals and Dean will be chatting on Sideways Through Sound this week.