LISTEN: For a Good Cause, Dean Wareham’s Post-Galaxie 500 Band Luna Releases Early Demos

The recently reunited group is also releasing a boxed set and has North American tour dates planned for October.

Following the breakup of Galaxie 500 in 1991, Dean Wareham formed Luna, “the best band you’ve never heard of,” who went on to live a quiet indie dream, holding down a dedicated cult following and collaborating with the likes of Sterling Morrison and Tom Verlaine on record.

For Wareham, the fruitful run of his second band is indebted to Terry Tolkin, A&R man at Elektra who listened to his demos and signed Luna to what would eventually be a four-album run.

Clearly, Wareham takes care of his own, as he and the group have now shared five of those original demos on Bandcamp for streaming and purchase, with all benefits going to Tolkin, who is currently battling HIV in New Orleans.

Luna, who reunited late last year, have an upcoming retrospective boxed set coming out on Captured Tracks, and are also on tour, with their first full set of North American dates starting in October. Check those out below.

Luna tour dates

October
3 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
5 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
6 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
7 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
8 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
9 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
10 – Boston, MA – Paradise
11 – Portsmouth, NH – 3S Artspace
13 – Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Hall
14 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Andy Warhol Museum
15 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
16 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
17 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cedar
23 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
24 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom

(via Stereogum)

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