Galaxie 500 Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Dream pop as disaster, Galaxie 500 made sparse, spacey love songs and then let Dean Wareham loose, his wailing and whining proving a hit to teen indie kids with feelings everywhere -- or was that just me, crying and clapping, over and over? They hit ...read more »
Dream pop as disaster, Galaxie 500 made sparse, spacey love songs and then let Dean Wareham loose, his wailing and whining proving a hit to teen indie kids with feelings everywhere -- or was that just me, crying and clapping, over and over? They hit their creative peak in the middle of things, with the wonderful, surreal, sad and funny On Fire. A record about watching TV on your own, being too high to queue and running as far away from your problems as possible, it ended with the best of things: a really melodramatic version of George Harrison's already dramatic "Isn't It A Pity?". Isn't it indeed.
The trio (also featuring Damon Krukowski and Naomi Young) had a long, loud legacy in tribute to the friend's car they named themselves after. Records Today and This Is Our Music may have been a little more understated, but offered the same strange juxtaposition of desperate and lackadaisical. Dean went on to do largely the same kinda thing as before in the lesser known Luna, while Krukowski and Yang developed further shennangians as Damon and Naomi, offering a series of slowcore that began with the fittingly titled More Sad Hits. Sad songs are always the best, aren't they?
Similar to Galaxie 500:
Yo La Tengo, Pavement, The Modern Lovers, Spiritualized, Television, My Bloody Valentine, Wire, Ride, Guided By Voices, Broadcast, The Clientele, The Feelies
Luna Demos by Dean Wareham doesn’t require much explaining. Here we have 7 demo versions of tracks from his band, Luna’s well regarded 1992 album Lunapark. There are two versions of I Can’t Wait, one with a drum machine and one presumably without. No doubt this will give you an insight into War...view item
A Sentimental Education marks the exciting return of indie rock luminaries Luna, after thirteen years away. The album finds them covering songs by some of their favourite artists, a selection you may be surprise...view item
Within These Walls is a 2007 album from Galaxie 500 / Kramer couple Damon & Naomi. The mood is sombre and moody, in an old-fashioned and smoothly-dramatic sense. With superb string and horn sections and Michio Kurihara’s guitar on board, they’ve produced...view item
Extremely classic and crucial album here from Galaxie 500, the dream-pop slow-indie band with one of the most particular sounds around. 1990’s This Is Our Music is the last album they released before splitting up, and contains songs as special as ‘Fourth of July’ and their Yoko Ono cov...view item
Debut album of the short-lived dream pop band. Galaxie 500 are the kind of band whose mastery of texture and unrepentant slowness makes them an ideal salve for the mind. I don't know how hectic life is on a Tugboat, but if I was on one, I'd be content knowing this calming trio were at the helm. ...view item
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