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Audio: Download Luna's Penthouse show from NYC last weekend

Luna at The Bowery Ballroom (photo: Ellen Qbertplaya)
Luna at The Bowery Ballroom (photo: Ellen Qbertplaya)

The always excellent NYCTaper has just posted a lovely recording of the last night of Luna’s tour at The Bowery Ballroom last weekend. The show featured the band performing the whole of Penthouse followed by a wonderful crawl through the bands past. Former bassist Justin Harwood guested for part of the show.

Sunday night at Bowery was a Penthouse night and the band’s first set was a meticulous performance of the album, with personal favorite “23 Minutes in Brussels” as my highlight. After a brief intermission, the band returned to play the bonus or hidden track of “Bonnie and Clyde”, followed by a neat set of favorites, oddities, and a couple of covers. The final encore was “IHOP”, the lead track from the Pup Tent album that is virtually never played live — it was a personal request from a band superfan who despite travelling all over the country and indeed internationally to see Luna had never experienced this song live. This tour was like that — tricks and treats for the superfans and just plain great music for the rest of us.

You can head over to NYCTaper and download the full show in lossless or lossy formats - or stream the show if you prefer.