Days of Our Nights

The Days of Our Nights

by Luna
     
 

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Ever since Dean Wareham yawned his first vocals on Galaxie 500's indie-grail debut TODAY, he has been one of college rock's sweetest, soft souls. An increasingly sharp lyricist whose melodies have become more and more well defined with each album, he's taken his low-talker voice and Velvets fixation into a relaxed, confident world of clear

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Ever since Dean Wareham yawned his first vocals on Galaxie 500's indie-grail debut TODAY, he has been one of college rock's sweetest, soft souls. An increasingly sharp lyricist whose melodies have become more and more well defined with each album, he's taken his low-talker voice and Velvets fixation into a relaxed, confident world of clear vision, sharp insight, and deceptively rocking guitar poetry. Rarely has this been as true as on the long awaited THE DAYS OF OUR NIGHTS. On "Dear Diary," he's a subway dreamer with "a head just like a beehive," carrying a cold crush for a teenybopping babe "singing songs of bubble gum." The atmospheric "The Old Fashioned Way" sees him nostalgically serenading "the ghosts of a dream gone wrong," against a vaporous white-gospel chorus and brittle jangle. DAYS is full of these, and many more magic moments. It's a smart, funny, loosely hallucinatory album, drowning in images of distant dads, New York at Christmas, and Wareham's creepily endearing struggle to seduce his old friends. And then there's his take on "Sweet Child o' Mine," a sleepy Feelies-folk space-out on the GN'R classic that'll take you away to that special place like few ironic indie-rock covers ever have.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Sanz Lashley
Fans of the late great Galaxie 500 would hope that a new Luna release proves as captivating as Dean Wareham's first band. In the case of The Days of Our Nights, however, old grounds have not been revisited. Instrumentally the album is wonderful -- filled with nicely toasted guitars, lovely melody lines, crispy drums, and a myriad of ear-candy touches in the production. One can take several tracks and proclaim them to be diamantes of pop craft, yet the lack of emotional nuance in the vocals becomes apparent as the disc wears on. The vocals certainly weren't phoned in, because they are nicely performed and recorded, but feeling seems absent. Wareham is a much better singer than he was ten years ago upon the release of Galaxie 500's On Fire, but some might miss the raw and nasal reediness of yore.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/26/1999
Label:
Jericho
UPC:
0672009000321
catalogNumber:
90003

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Performance Credits

Luna   Primary Artist
Sean Eden   Guitar,Vocals
Justin Harwood   Bass,Guitar,Trumpet,Sampling,Mellotron
Paul Kimble   Piano,Background Vocals,Mellotron,fender rhodes
Dean Wareham   Guitar,Vocals
Jane Scarpantoni   Cello
Lee Wall   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Justin Harwood   String Arrangements
Nancy Jeffries   Contributor
Paul Kimble   Producer
Laurie Henzel   Art Direction
David Voigt   Engineer
Bryan Zee   Engineer
Richard Phillips   Cover Art,Cover Image

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