Captured Tracks Announces Luna ‘Long Players’

Captured Tracks Announces Luna 'Long Players: (92 - 99)' - 6 x LP Boxed Set, set for release this winter.

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.

Tour Dates

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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