Earlier this week, Indie rock mainstay Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500, Luna, Dean and Britta) welcomed his first proper solo album. The self-titled LP was produced by My Morning Jacket's Jim James, who also plays keys and guitar on it, and also features his wife // bandmate Britta Phillips on bass and Anthony LaMarca on drums // pedal steel. You can check out "Holding Pattern" and "The Dancer Disappears" at the bottom of this post, and stream the full album via Rdio.

Dean will embark on a spring North American tour in support of his new album later this month. That tour includes a performance at the Old Town School of Folk Music on April 11 with Advance Base. Tickets are still available, and we've also got a pair to give away! Contest details can be found at the bottom of this post. Dean & Britta also play Galaxie 500 at a late show (10PM) at Old Town that same night (tickets).

All Dean Wareham dates, contest details, and those song streams lie after the jump...

For a chance at winning a pair of tix to see Dean Wareham at Old Town on April 11:
Tweet something that includes both @BVChicago AND "Dean Wareham" AND "Old Town" in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "Dean Wareham at Old Town". We'll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. Good luck!

Dean Wareham - "Holding Pattern"

Dean Wareham - "The Dancer Disappears"

Dean Wareham -- 2014 North American Tour Dates
03-28 Big Ears Festival - Knoxville, TN
03-30 Bijou Theater - Knoxville, TN
04-01 The Earl - Atlanta, GA
04-02 Sky City - Augusta, GA
04-03 Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC
04-04 U Street Music Hall - Washington, DC
04-05 Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
04-06 The Boot & Saddle - Philadelphia, PA
04-09 Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, ON
04-10 The Magic Bag - Ann Arbor, MI
04-11 Old Town School of Folk Music - Chicago, IL (Early Show)
04-11 Old Town School of Folk Music - Chicago, IL (Late Show) *
04-12 Turf Club - St. Paul, MN

* - as Galaxie 500

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