Couldn’t see a thread for this tour or general Galaxie 500 appreciation chat. Saw some of Dean Warehams set at Primavera a few years ago and his voice stopped me dead in my tracks. Definitely going to try and go to this.
Spectacular three album run with Today, On Fire and This is Our Music, all released within a year of each other. Really struggle to pick a favourite.
Just thinking about it now, I missed him when he played Galaxie 500 material in Ireland. I think I was protesting the fact that it wouldn’t be Naomi Yang’s basslines played by her. She’s integral to their sound.
Fingers crossed he plays Primavera now though, would be a perfect late afternoon set.
Pretty much what everyone has said, Galaxie 500 are great (and are responsible for 3/7th of my username). I think On Fire is their high point so will be doing my best to make one of the shows.
Never really bonded with Luna, Dean and Britta or Damon & Naomi in anything close to the same way despite seeing them all live but never seeing G500. Saw him ages ago at the Brudenell when he did a ‘… Plays Galaxie 500’ show. Not really into heritage shows and bands living off their past but I reckon that was the best show of its type I’ve ever seen, and pretty sure it was my gig of the year that particular year.
I saw him play Galaxie 500 stuff one Valentine’s day <3 But I don’t like some of the Luna stuff and I think, even though Galaxie 500 are one of my favourite bands, I’ll probably not go to see him again just to preserve that lovely valentine’s gig forever.