hosting dinner is a challenge. mv would know that better than anyone. i like to host on-the-spur-of-the-moment small and simple dinners with friends. and wouldn't you agree dinner is better with company? but wouldn't it be better accompanied with music? i'm going to post short record reviews that are great for dinner parties. the music selection will not be intrusive, loud and demanding for diners. just remember to keep the music low like lighting. to kick it off, i'm recommending:
Dean & Britta, Back Numbers
The married couple and former bandmates of Luna, Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips creates an intimate space with their atmospheric guitar, melodic and swirling keyboards and gentle voices (phillips' sultry; dean's haunting). the music is a modern revision of '60s-inspired indie pop. This music is perfect for those beautiful spring/summer weekends where you would dine a little earlier to enjoy the afternoon sun on the patio. Or background music for breakfast in bed on those lazy Sundays. Some great tracks off the album, "Words You Used to Say," "You Turned My Head Around," "Say Goodbye," and "The Sun is Still Sunny."
more info: http://www.deanandbritta.com/