Dean Wareham of Luna and Galaxie 500 has announced a new solo album, I Have Nothing To Say To The Mayor Of LA, which will be out October 15 via Double Feature Records. It's his first solo album in seven years; he made it with Papercuts' Jason Quever, and it also features Britta Phillips on bass, vocals and keyboards, and Roger Brogan on drums. The album has eight Wareham originals plus covers of Scott Walker's "Duchess" and Lazy Smoke's "Under Skys." Check out the artwork and tracklist below.
The first single from the album is "The Past Is Our Plaything," a typically dreamy, strummy concoction whose opening line gave the album its title. “The song sorta grew out of observations by Julian Barnes in my favorite book last year — the Man In the Red Coat — about a collection of dandies, drug addicts, artists and writers in belle epoque France and England," says Dean. You can watch the video, directed by Alexandra Cabral, below.