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Luna have added some more dates to their autumn tour of the US playing Bewithced and Penthouse full album shows.

4th October 2019 Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Luna Luna play Penthouse
5th October 2019 9:30 Club, Washington DC, USA
Luna Luna play Penthouse
12th October 2019 Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL, USA
Luna Luna play Bewitched
13th October 2019 Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL, USA
Luna Luna play Penthouse
19th October 2019 The Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY, USA
Luna Luna play Bewitched
20th October 2019 The Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY, USA
Luna Luna play Penthouse

As soon as I hear of any more I'll be adding them here.

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Sweet vidoeo of a short interview with Dean Wareham about records followed by video of them playing Galaxie 500's Blue Thunder at Fingerprints in Long Beach, CA.

A Couple Questions with Dean Wareham
One day I'll wake up and I won't be able to hit that note anymore, but that day has not come

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Galaxie 500 on 120 Minutes
Galaxie 500 on 120 Minutes

The music portions of this video of Galaxie 500 playing 120 Minutes turned up on the Don't Let Our Youth Go To Waste DVD set a couple of years back - but the interviews on the DVD were from February 1990 when the band were touring with The Sundays.

The videos where repackaged with a new interview and broadcast in June 1990 when the band were over doing the Euro festival circuit.

Galaxie 500 on 120 Minutes (June 1990)

You'll need to crank up the volume a bit as it's a wee bit quiet in the interviews.

Here's the earlier package as broadcast...

Galaxie 500 on 120 Minutes (February 1990)

MTV: When you're making your records what kind of atmospheres are you looking for?

Dean: Two parts wimpy, one part atmospheric, one part...

Damon: Fragility

Dean: A little dash of pastoral imagery. All that crap

Damon: It's a formula. We found it in a book actually

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Luna have announced two shows playing Bewitched and Penthouse on consecutive nights at The Bowery Ballroom in New York in October.

Tickets for the shows go on sale to regular folk on Friday 12th April at 12pm EST - there's a pre-sale for Citi Cardmembers on the 9th - check the Eventrbrite links for details.

19th October 2019 The Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY, USA
Luna Luna play Bewitched
Get tickets
20th October 2019 The Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY, USA
Luna Luna play Penthouse
Get tickets

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Back Numbers (Wouldn't Waste Records, 2019)
Back Numbers (Wouldn't Waste Records, 2019)

Dean & Britta's second album Back Numbers is to get a vinyl release later this year.

The album first released on CD by Zoë Records in 2007 will finally get it's vinyl outing on Danish label Wouldn't Waste Records who previously gave the duo's 13 Most Beautiful LP it's first vinyl release in 2017. The album is being mastered from the original 24 bit files and is expected to be available in late May or June.

Keep an eye on the label's Facebook page for updates.

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Damon's print version of his fantastic Ways of Hearing podcast is about to hit the shops so Damon will be hitting the road on a promotional tour around the US in support of it.

The tour includes stops in bookshops as well as couple of conferences - plus Naomi will be in Los Angeles and San Francisco so they've squeezed in a couple of live shows too.

20th March 2019 Black Forest, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Damon Krukowski Ways of Hearing
4th April 2019 First Parish, Cambridge, MA, USA
Damon Krukowski Ways of Hearing
5th April 2019 MW19, Sheraton, Boston, MA, USA
Damon Krukowski Ways of Hearing
9th April 2019 PRX Podcast Garage, Boston, MA USA
Damon Krukowski Ways of Hearing
11th April 2019 Zebulon, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Damon & Naomi
12th April 2019 LA Art Book Fair, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Damon Krukowski Ways of Hearing
13th April 2019 Light in the Attic, Seattle, WA, USA
Damon Krukowski Ways of Hearing
13th April 2019 Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle, WA, USA
Damon Krukowski Ways of Hearing
14th April 2019 Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA, USA
Damon Krukowski Ways of Hearing
15th April 2019 Powell's City of Books, Portland, OR, USA
Damon Krukowski Ways of Hearing
17th April 2019 The Lab, San Francisco, CA, USA
Damon & Naomi
18th April 2019 City of Lights, San Francisco, CA, USA
Damon Krukowski Ways of Hearing
20th April 2019 Book Soup, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Damon Krukowski Ways of Hearing
1st May 2019 McNally Jackson, Williamsburg, NY, USA
Damon Krukowski Ways of Hearing
2nd May 2019 Politics and Prose, Union Market, Washington DC, USA
Damon Krukowski Ways of Hearing
3rd May 2019 Penn Book Centre, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Damon Krukowski Ways of Hearing
9th May 2019 MITP Bookstore, Cambridge, MA, USA
Damon Krukowski Ways of Hearing

If you haven't yet checked out the podcast head over to Radiotopia where you can hear the whole show for free or, if you prefer, you can buy a lossless and advertless download from bandcamp.

The book will be in the shops soon and is probably available to pre-order from your on-line retailer of choice.

Ways of Hearing book tour poster
Ways of Hearing book tour poster

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Luna have started curating a series of playlists on Spotify and Apple Music and they're inviting fans to suggest ommisions.

So far they have put together two playlists…

Luna Essentials is, as its name suggests, an "essential playlist of songs from Luna"

Luna Deep Cuts is a playlist plucking some of Luna's hidden, obscure or under-the-radar tracks…

Keep your ears peeled as I'm sure there'll be more - and if you spot anything missing (and of course there are things missing) feel free to tweet @luna_theband and set them straight!

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Damon & Naomi in the 21st Century

Damon & Naomi have just released a new compilation of tracks from their 20|20|20 albums. Damon & Naomi in the 21st Century is a companion piece to the bands Sub Pop Years released ten years ago.

The album is available for pay what you like at the band's bandcamp page and comes with a pdf of liner notes written by Jenn and Liz Pelly.

It’s music that makes time stop, or stretch, or slow down. Songs where the ticking clock is not met with pure anxiety
They make me want to see what else the world might have to offer beyond what I know. They make me want to chase ecstatic inspirations as far as they go.

Head over to Damon & Naomi's bandcamp page and fill your boots (and throw a bit of cash their way while you're there).

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Orange vinyl On Fire

Galaxie 500's second album is getting a limited edition re-release on orange vinyl exclusively through Newbury Comics.

The 2009 remastered edition of the second album from Galaxie 500, On Fire, originally released in 1989. The album from the Cambridge trio - Dean Wareham (guitar, vocals), Damon Krukowski (drums, percussion), and Naomi Yang (bass, vocals)- was produced by Mark Kramer and features Ralph Carney and their cover of George Harrison's 'Isn't It A Pity'.
Come ride the fiery breeze.

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