Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Album of the Week: Dean & Britta - 13 Most Beautiful: Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests

Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips (late of Luna and Galaxie 500) were commissioned by the Andy Warhol Museum to write songs for 13 of Warhol's "Screen Tests," his short, silent films of the 60s. From Art Daily:

"Wareham and Phillips viewed hundreds of the screen tests in the museum's archives and chose 13 subjects, including Lou Reed, Nico, Edie Sedgwick and Dennis Hopper. Sponsored by the museum, the project has toured since September 2008 and released a DVD last year, but now Dean & Britta are responding to demand for the music itself. A double-CD package, "13 Most Beautiful Songs ...," including a disc of remixes and a 12-page booklet of essays by Wareham, will be available from the duo's own label, Double Feature Records, in a limited run of 3,000.'

The album also includes covers of Bob Dylan's "I'll Keep It With Mine," and Velvet Underground's, "Not A Young Man Anymore."

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