About Dean & Britta
Dean Wareham & Britta Phillips are members of the band, LUNA, formed in NYC by Wareham in '92 after leaving his first band, GALAXIE 500. Britta joined LUNA as bass guitarist in 2000. Dean & Britta have released three albums, L'Avventura and Back Numbers were produced by Tony Visconti (Bowie, T. Rex). Their third album, 13 Most Beautiful: Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests, began as a live performance commissioned by the Warhol museum. The show has now been performed over 100 times, all over the world, from NYC's Lincoln Center to the Sydney Opera House.
In 2008, they created Double Feature Records in order to maintain ownership of their catalog, which also includes the last two LUNA albums and solo projects.
Dean & Britta scored their first film together in 2005, Noah Baumbach's The Squid & The Whale. In 2015, they wrote a bubbling 80s, New Order-meets-OMD score for Mistress America, Baumbach's collaboration with Greta Gerwig. Dean appears in the film as a nosy neighbor and also in Baumbach's While We're Young, as an Ayahuasca Shaman. They both appear as a couple throwing a dinner party in Francis Ha. Dean released a memoir, Black Postcards, on Penguin press in 2006, his first solo project, Emancipated Hearts (an extended EP produced by Jason Quever of Papercuts) in 2013, followed by a full length self-titled album produced by Jim James of My Morning Jacket in 2014. Britta released her first solo album, Luck or Magic in 2016. Britta was the singing voice of cartoon character JEM and a voice actor on the Adult Swim shows, Moral Orel and Mary Shelley's Frankenhole. The couple also write and license music for TV shows and commercials.
"Dean & Britta's music transcends its soundtrack origins to form an often utterly gorgeous album of hazy, lazy pop." - London Times
"13 Most Beautiful: Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests is a cool project by two extremely cool musicians dealing with subject matter that, really, could not be cooler." - IFC News
Best album of 2009 – Time Out New York