Watch Luna cover The Cure’s “Fire in Cairo” (Minneapolis show TONIGHT!)

Luna, Dean Wareham’s post-Galaxie 500 band, is a beloved indie band that made the kind of first-class lush, reverb-drenched indie pop that Wareham has produced under whatever moniker he has used over the years. The band called it quits in the mid aughts, but the retirement only lasted about 10 years. The group have been toiling around for the last few years, playing scattered shows and recording two new albums with the “classic” lineup. The song above, a cover of the Cure’s “Fire in Cairo,” is from their covers LP, A Sentimental Education, which dropped earlier this year. In addition to the LP, they also pulled together a really great 6-song original instrumental EP, A Place Of Greater Safety.

The instrumental EP is perfect for chilled out late nights with the candle flickering, and the covers LP touches all the corners you’d expect from Luna’s latest covers record. Dylan, early Mac, Velvets (post-Reed, but still), Bowie, YES and a few smaller artists. But the two big highlights for me are the Cure cover above and the dreamy, wistful cover of Mercury Rev’s “Carwash Hair” that closes out the album. Doesn’t get much better than that. Both albums are well worth your time and show the band hasn’t lost a step.

Lucky for us here in the Twin Cities, Luna will be gracing our presence tonight (Wed, 11/1) at the Cedar Cultural Center. Tickets are $25 and music starts at 8pm, with Soccer Mommy opening up the show. More info HERE.

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