Luna, the New York-based quartet, were last seen on stage in February 2005. In 2015 they will play their first shows in ten years. Luna recorded 8 studio albums between 1992 and 2005. The current touring lineup is the exact ’99-’05 group that recorded Luna Live!, Romantica, Close Cover Before Striking, and Rendezvous: Dean Wareham and Sean Eden on guitar, Lee Wall on drums, and Britta Phillips on bass.
At their best, it’s hard to believe there is any other kind of music besides this simple, graceful, chiming chug — the Guardian
One of indie rocks’ most beloved live acts — Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone
Dean Wareham has an unlikely quiver of a voice that, for whatever ungodly reason, sounds as if he’s survived something his music alludes to but never gives away — Jerry Stahl
A handful of records and songs that will accompany me forever - Ignacio Julia
- 1992. Dean Wareham, after leaving Galaxie 500, recruits Justin Harwood (ex-Chills) on bass and Stanley Demeski (ex-Feelies) on drums to record Lunapark for Elektra Records. After completing the album, the band adds Sean Eden on guitar. Eden first appears on the Indian Summer EP (aka the Slide EP).
- 1993. The band records their second album, Bewitched, featuring Sterling Morrison of the Velvet Underground on guitar on two tracks.
- 1995. Luna’s classic third album, Penthouse (1995) is recorded in New York City, featuring guests Tom Verlaine (Television) and Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab). The band signs to Beggar’s Banquet in Europe.
- 1997. Lee Wall replaces the travel-weary Stanley Demeski on drums, and the band records Pup Tent, their fourth album for Elektra.
- 1998. Luna recorded their fifth album The Days of Our Nights, produced by Paul Kimble (Grant Lee Buffalo).
- 1999. Justin Harwood moves back to his home country (New Zealand), and is replaced on bass by Britta Phillips.
- 2000. Finding themselves between contracts, the band quickly records a live album — Luna Live! for the Arena Rock label.
- 2002. The band sign to Jetset Records, record Romantica, co-produced by Gene Holder (DB’s) and Dave Fridmann (Mercury Rev). Romantica was followed by the mini-LP Close Cover Before Striking.
- 2004. Luna record their final album, Rendezvous, in Brooklyn, NY. Produced by Bryce Goggin with minimal overdubs, it captures the band more-or-less live.
- 2005. February 28 the band play their last shows at New York’s Bowery Ballroom.
- 2015. Captured Tracks plans release of vinyl box set comprising Luna’s five albums recorded for Elektra and a bonus LP of rarities. After ten years away, the band announces a commemorative world tour. The lineup is the exact ’99-’05 group: Dean Wareham and Sean Eden on guitar, Lee Wall on drums, and Britta Phillips (now married to Mr Wareham) on bass.
- 2016. The band start recording an album of covers at Palmetto Recording in Los Angeles, with Jason Quever (Papercuts) co-producing. After completing the covers, and at Sean Eden’s request, they add extra studio time to write and record an EP of new instrumental tracks.
- 2017. Double Feature Records in partnership with Pledge Music will release the band’s first new material since 2004, the covers LP A Sentimental Education and instrumental EP A Place of Greater Safety.