Dean & Britta are Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips, known to each other as husband and wife—and to the rest of the world as half of Luna, the dreamy alt-rock outfit that called it quits in 2005. As D&B, Wareham and Phillips do a knowing yet tender version of Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra’s circa-’60s duo act, and Back Numbers, their 2007 disc, contains some of the sexiest tunes you might ever hear about reading the paper and watching TV. Opener Keren Ann released a self-titled album last year that replaced some of her natural French-café charm with the less immediate pleasures of post–Cat Power indie-soul. It’s still plenty breathy.
Fri., Feb. 29, 8 p.m., 2008
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on February 26, 2008