Dean Wareham, Cheval Sombre
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
Since his debut in 1988 with Galaxie 500’s Today album, Dean Wareham has recorded 18 albums, as Galaxie 500, as Luna, as Dean & Britta and as himself. HIs memoir Black Postcards is a Penguin Paperback.
In the early 2000s Cheval Sombre began writing and recording songs in a studio apartment on the Hudson River, NY. After sending demos to Sonic Boom, recording sessions took place in 2006 with guest musicians Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips. His debut album was released on Double Feature Records, his subsequent album Mad Love, also produced by Sonic Boom, included contributions from Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT.
“I sent Chris a Youtube video of Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson singing “My Rifle, My Pony & Me” in the film Rio Bravo,” says Dean. “That was the seed of this idea, to make an album of western songs together, with each of us taking turns on vocals. I chose old cowboy songs, mostly from Hollywood westerns; Chris went with songwriters like Townes Van Zandt and Blaze Foley and even Stephin Merritt.”The album was recorded at Palmetto Recordings in downtown Los Angeles with producer Jason Quever (Papercuts).
“If Dean Wareham Vs. Cheval Sombre was unexpected, it also turns out to be unexpectedly satisfying . . it sounds like a dream.” PASTE
“It is that rare thing: an album that (virtually) everyone can agree on. . . the combination is mesmerizing.” VOGUE
$23 adv / $25 door
Dean Wareham and one-man-band Cheval Sombre have joined forces to create an album of western dreampop: Dean Wareham Vs. Cheval Sombre.
Tonight’s show will be played by a 5-piece band: Dean Wareham, Cheval Sombre, Britta Phillips, Jason Quever and Roger Brogan:
Part I: Cheval Sombre plays a short set
Part II: playing the album Dean Wareham Vs. Cheval Sombre
Party III: Dean Wareham plays a short set drawn from his catalog