Today marks the release of Dean Wareham's EP Emancipated Hearts. This is the former Galaxie 500 and Luna frontman's first solo effort. The six-track mini-LP was released on Double Feature (Sonic Cathedral in the UK) and will be available as 10" vinyl, compact disc and as a digital download. A number of bonus tracks are included across the various formats.
Pitchfork said of Emancipated Hearts, "Even at six tracks, it's stunning how much life (and death) Wareham spreads over these tracks, and makes these tiny whispers of songs feel like the biggest secret anyone's ever told you." Wareham previously released the single "Love Is Colder Than Death" off the EP and Spin called it a "dreamy, country-influenced tune" and Rolling Stone said, "Wry romantic travails have always ranked high on the former Luna frontman's musical priorities... His gift for dusky guitars also remains thankfully intact."
Emancipated Hearts was produced by Jason Quever who is known for his own band Papercuts as well as production work for the likes of Cass McCombs and Beach House.
In support of Emancipated Hearts Dean has a handful of shows confirmed:
11/12 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
11/14 - Los Angles, CA - Largo
11/29 - New York, NY - The Bell House