Synopses & Reviews
A bewitching memoir about the lures, torments, and rewards of making and performing music in the indie rock world
Dean Wareham's seminal bands Galaxie 500 and Luna have long been adored by a devoted cult following and extolled by rock critics. Now he brings us the blunt, heartbreaking, and wickedly charismatic account of his personal journey through the music world-the artistry and the hustle, the effortless success and the high living, as well as the bitter pills and self-inflicted wounds. It captures, unsparingly, what has happened to the entire ecosystem of popular music over a time of radical change, when categories such as "indie" and "alternative" meant nothing to those creating the music, but everything to the major labels willing to pay for it. Black Postcards is a must-have for Wareham's many fans, anyone who has ever been in a band, or the listeners who have taken an interest in the indie rock scene over the last twenty years.
In this wickedly honest and unsparing account of a journey through the music world, "Black Postcards" captures what has happened, for good and ill, to the entire ecosystem of popular music from someone who's been there.
About the Author
Dean Wareham has recorded sixteen albums, including On Fire with Galaxie 500, Penthouse with Luna, and, most recently, Back Numbers as one half of Dean and Britta.