Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s releases include a new album of retro covers from Marc Almond, and a new covers album and instrumental EP from Luna.
Luna — Dean Wareham’s reunited post-Galaxie 500 dreampop act — today debuted a Rose McGowan-starring video for its new cover of The Cure’s “Fire in Cairo,” which will appear on its new covers album A Sentimental Education, due out next month. Watch it here.
Dean Wareham will step out of his ongoing Luna reunion next month to celebrate his earlier band with a one-off performance of Galaxie 500’s 1988 debut album Today in San Francisco — a concert Wareham is calling a “one time only” event. Tickets are on sale now for the July concert.
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.
Last fall, Dean Wareham announced plans to reunite his post-Galaxie 500 band Luna for the first time in a decade for shows this coming spring in Spain. Today, though, he followed that up with big news for U.S. fans: The band’s reunion will open with an April 13 show in Los Angeles, with more American dates this fall.
Dean Wareham, former frontman of dreampop favorites Galaxie 500 and Luna, today released a new solo single — “Love is Colder Than Death” b/w “She Want Walking in the Rain” — in advance of a mini-LP he’s prepping for release this fall, according to Pitchfork, which premiered the single.
This week’s new releases include the U.S. version of The Specials’ ’30th Anniversary Tour’ live DVD; Gary Numan and Tubeway Army’s 4LP ’78/79 Box Set’; and Dean & Britta’s ’13 Most Beautiful… Songs For Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests,’ featuring ex-Galaxie 500 frontman Dean Wareham.
Dream-pop trio Galaxie 500’s three studio albums have been remastered and reissued on vinyl for the first time in 20 years, the band’s members recently […]