Luna covers The Cure, David Bowie, Mercury Rev on new album — hear first single

Luna — Dean Wareham’s reunited post-Galaxie 500 dreampop act — will put out its first new music since 2004 in September with the simultaneous release of a 10-song covers album called A Sentimental Education and a 6-song instrumental EP titled A Place of Greater Safety.

Both releases, due out Sept. 22, were produced by Jason Quever and recorded in Los Angeles by the reunited LUna lineup of Wareham, Sean Eden, Lee Wall and Britta Phillips.

The covers album features new recordings of The Cure’s “Fire in Cairo,” David Bowie’s “Letter to Hermione,” Mercury Rev’s “Carwash Hair,” Bob Dylan’s “Most of the Time” and more. The first single, a cover of the 1970 Fleetwood Mac song “One Together,” can be streamed below.

A variety of bundles can be pre-ordered now via PledgeMusic.

Following October dates in Spain, Luna will be touring the U.S. in support of the new music in November; so far, dates have been announced in Philadelphia and New York City.

Below, stream the first single, and check out the tracklists and tour dates.

 

 

Luna tour dates:

Oct. 3: Salon de banquetes del Kursaal, San Sebastian, Spain
Oct. 5: Escenario Santander, Santander, Spain
Oct. 9: Joy Eslava, Madrid, Spain
Oct. 11: Bikini Barcelona, Spain
Oct. 12: Ram Club, Valencia, Spain
Oct. 13: Kafé Antzokia, Bilbao, Spain
Nov. 16: Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
Nov. 18: Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY

 

Tracklist: Luna, A Sentimental Education

1. “Fire in Cairo” (The Cure)
2. “Gin” (Willie Loco Alexander)
3. “Friends” (Velvet Underground)
4. “One Together” (Fleetwood Mac)
5. “Most of the Time” (Bob Dylan)
6. “Sweetness” (Yes)
7. “Letter to Hermione” (David Bowie)
8. “(Walking Thru’ the) Sleepy City” (Rolling Stones)
9. “Let Me Dream if I Want To” (Mink DeVille)
10. “Car Wash Hair” (Mercury Rev)

 

Tracklist: Luna, A Place Of Greater Safety

1. “GTX3”
2. “A Place of Greater Safety”
3. “Captain Pentagon”
4. “Around and Around”
5. “Ides of March of the Trolls”
6. “Spanish Odyssey”

 

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