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Finally, Andy Warhol’s screen tests set to music!

for The Brooklyn Paper

Between 1962 and ’64, Andy Warhol put everyone who walked into his Factory before a movie camera and told them to pose for two minutes.

Nearly 50 years later, those movies are ready for their 15 minutes of fame as underground rockers Dean and Britta — best known for being half of the great band, Luna — have set each of the silent, black-and-white “screen tests” to music.

The pair spent months watching hundreds of screen tests and reading up on Warhol’s Factory and the people who called it home.

“The more I read, the more I wanted to [do this],” said Dean Wareham, the “Dean” of Dean and Britta.

Among the 13 screen tests are videos of 1960s legends Lou Reed, Nico, and Dennis Hopper, as well as some of The Factory’s more anonymous visitors.

The finished product is “a multimedia experience,” explained Wareham.“The film looks great on the big screen. I think it’s going to be spectacular in the park.”

Dean and Britta perform “13 Most Beautiful: Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests,” at the Prospect Park band shell (enter park at Prospect Park West and Ninth Street in Prospect Park), Aug. 1, 7:30 pm. For info, visit

Updated 5:34 pm, July 30, 2009: Updated to correct the date.
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logan from park slope says:
I think the date is actually August 1 (Saturday) after reading the page.
July 29, 2009, 10:33 am

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