Captured Tracks Announces Luna ‘Long Players’
In 1992, Dean Wareham followed the posthumous buzz of Galaxie 500 by forming a new band: Luna. Initially joined by Justin Harwood (of the Chills) and Stanley Demeski (of the Feelies), the group went on to sign to Elektra Records, tour with the Velvet Underground, collaborate with Tom Verlaine and Sterling Morrison and ultimately release five albums over the course of the 90’s.
Luna remained under the radar for most of their career despite gathering a cult following. It’s not hard to see why this is the case, as the three albums featuring the original lineup (plus guitarist Sean Eden on the latter two) act as a perfect synthesis of the members past bands, blending the simplicity of Galaxie, the heavenly pop melodies of the Chills and the intense and precise drumming of the Feelies.
This box set gathers together those five albums from the 90’s, Lunapark (1992), Bewitched (1994), Penthouse (1995), Pup Tent (1997), and The Days of Our Nights (1999). Exclusive to the box set is a sixth LP entitled Rarities, a compilation of demos and B-sides recorded contemporaneously. Accompanying the records is a 12×12 book featuring archival imagery, an interview with Dean Wareham conducted by Noah Baumbach and an oral history with the band and their producers, all housed in a textured canvas box.
06/11 – Brooklyn, NY – McCarren Park (Northside Festival)
07/30 – Brighton, UK – The Old Market
07/31 – London, UK – The Garage
08/01 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
08/02 – Glasgow, UK – CCA
08/03 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla
10/03 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
10/05 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
10/06 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
10/07 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
10/08 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
10/09 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/10 – Boston, MA – Paradise
10/11 – Portsmouth, NH – 3S Artspace
10/13 – Toronto, CA – Danforth Hall
10/14 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Andy Warhol Museum
10/15 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
10/16 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
10/17 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cedar
10/23 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
10/24 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
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