Galaxie 500 | Artist

Galaxie 500 | Artist

Tags: Era_1980s, Genre_Indie, Origin_USA, Type_Artist

Galaxie 500 was an American alternative rock band formed 1987 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, by Dean Wareham (vocals, guitar), Damon Krukowski (drums) and Naomi Yang (bass). The trio met as students at Harvard University and later joined up in New York to form a band which they named after a friend's car. The band recorded the singles "Tugboat" and "Oblivious", and their debut album, Today, on the small Aurora label. They toured the UK in late 1988 and in 1989, where they signed to Rough Trade records. Their second album, On Fire, received critical acclaim, being described as "lo-fi psychedelia reminiscent of Jonathan Richman backed by The Velvet Underground". The single "On Fire" reached number 7 in the UK Indie Chart, but was less well received by the US music press. The band split up in 1991 after the release of their third album, This Is Our Music. Krukowski and Yang began working as a duo, plus they became members of the band Magic Hour. Dean Wareham formed the band Luna, plus he has released several solo albums, and works in the duo Dean & Britta with Britta Phillips. Since 1991 Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang have worked as duo Damon & Naomi and have released several excellent albums, including Damon & Naomi With Ghost (2000) and A Sky Record (2021). All three of Galaxie 500's studio albums are excellent, as is the 2005 Peel Sessions archival release.

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Featured Albums: Galaxie 500

Related Artists: Luna (US), Magic Hour, Damon & Naomi

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