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Luna have put up for pre-order a new design T-shirt - if you want a shirt you must pre-order by 23rd of June:

With all Luna’s tour dates for 2020 being canceled, we have decided to make a limited edition version of the tour t-shirt that we had on our February 2020 dates. This “Moonphase” image was hand-drawn by Mollie Tuggle. This is strictly a pre-order. Orders will be taken till June 23, when the amounts will be finalized, then manufactured by our old friends Tannis Root in North Carolina, and will ship out about a week later.

The shirt will be avialbale in either grey or natural (or white as we used to call it?).

Luna 2020 T-shirt
Luna 2020 T-shirt

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Damon & Naomi have given a beautiful live version of Galaxie 500’s Another Day to this huge compilation released on bandcamp in aid of Black Visions Collective.

The track was recorded in Salford on their 2019 UK tour.

The 97 track compilation has been released by Rough Trade Publishing/Bank Robber Music:

Released exclusively on Bandcamp, this collection gathers unreleased tracks, live recordings, vintage cuts, demos, and previously released songs from some of the artists we work with. We put a call out for songs on May 30th and in less than a week this was the amazing response we got.

The album, Talk - Action = Zero, is pay what you want and the cause is good so … pay what you can!

A compilation benefitting Black Lives Matter - Talk - Action = Zero
A compilation benefitting Black Lives Matter - Talk - Action = Zero

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Dean & Britta livestream
Dean & Britta livestream

Dean & Britta have announced another living room concert for this Saturday evening.

The show will be at 6pm PDT (9pm EDT, 2am (Sunday) BST) and will be streamed using a new streaming platform, VEEPS.

Tickets are $11.50 including a fee.

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Dean & Britta, The Carnival is Over (Piaptk, 2020)
Dean & Britta, The Carnival is Over (Piaptk, 2020)

Last night news arrived about a new Luna single - a cover of The Seekers The Carnival is Over.

The single is released on PIAPTK and has been mixed and mastered by Shimmy Disc supremo and Galaxie 500 producer Kramer, who also plays piano, and has Anthony LaMarca of The War on Drugs playing percussion.

The release is a limited edition, single sided lathe-cut 7” and is available to order now from Dean’s online shop or from PIAPTK.

Dean & Britta - The Carnival is Over
Dean & Britta, The Carnival is Over (Piaptk, 2020)
Dean & Britta, The Carnival is Over (Piaptk, 2020)
Dean & Britta, The Carnival is Over (Piaptk, 2020)
Dean & Britta, The Carnival is Over (Piaptk, 2020)

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Dean Wareham, Galaxie 500 (Manchester, 1990)
Dean Wareham, Galaxie 500 (Manchester, 1990)

Fantastic music video channel ScottishTeeVee has just uploaded video of Galaxie 500’s show from Manchester in June 1990 to YouTube.

The show was recorded from the audience on a VHS camcorder and has been digitised from a copy of the master tape so looks pretty good for the methode, age and technology.

ScottishTeeVee has previously shared the full version Galaxie 500 MTV Europe appearance (that was abridged and released on the Don’t Let Our Youth Go to Waste DVD a few years back).

Head over to the YouTube channel, subscribe and wallow in this and the literally hundreds of great videos there!

Galaxie 500 - Galaxie 500 - Live Manchester 1990 (Full Show)
Naomi Yang, Galaxie 500 (Manchester, 1990)
Naomi Yang, Galaxie 500 (Manchester, 1990)
Kramer with Galaxie 500 (Manchester, 1990)
Kramer with Galaxie 500 (Manchester, 1990)

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Dean Wareham of Galaxie 500 at the ICA in London 1989 (photo: Lori)
Dean Wareham of Galaxie 500 at the ICA in London 1989 (photo: Lori)

So… today I was supposed to be at The Islington Assembly Hall watching Dean Wareham playing Galaxie 500 songs - he’s in LA - I’m at home in West London, and the show has been rescheduled to 2021!

So, to fill the gap here’s a selection of live performances of Dean playing Galaxie 500 songs in London with Galaxie 500, Luna, Dean & Britta and solo (well that’s Dean & Britta really!).

Enjoy…

Tracklist

  • Flowers - Galaxie 500 (1990-02-11: Falcon, London, UK)
  • Strange - Luna (1995-12-16: The Garage, London, UK)
  • When Will You Come Home - Dean Wareham (2013-12-05: St. Pancras Old Church, London UK)
  • Blue Thunder - Luna (1993-06-03: Borderline, London, UK)
  • Plastic Bird - Galaxie 500 (1989-12-13: Subterania, London, UK)
  • Temperature’s Rising - Luna (1992-02-27: The Underworld, London, UK)
  • Tugboat - Luna (2005-01-17: ULU, London, UK)
  • Snowstorm - Galaxie 500 (1989-09-26: ICA, London, UK)
  • Dont Let Our Youth Go To Waste - Dean Wareham (2013-12-05: St. Pancras Old Church, London UK)
  • Ceremony - Dean Wareham (2014-05-23: Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK)

Dean Wareham

Dean Wareham - Fourth of July (London 2014)
Luna - Flowers (London 2018)
Galaxie 500 at The Subterania (full show - 1990)

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Luna - Penthouse
Luna - Penthouse

The fabulous Life of The Record podcast is covering Luna’s masterpiece Penthouse in the latest edition.

For the 25th Anniversary, Dean Wareham looks back on the process of making Luna’s third record, Penthouse.

In this episode, Dean Wareham reflects on recording at Sorcerer Studios in New York City with engineer Mario Salvati and producer Pat McCarthy. Dean Wareham gets into the process of pushing for better performances, major label pressure, the grunge era and working with Tom Verlaine.

Subscribe using whatever is your chosen method of getting podcasts or listen online here.

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Dean Wareham’s has contributed a live version of Holding Pattern to Love in The Time of Covid, an album released to benefit the World Health Organisation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Relief Fund.

VeniVersus is proud to announce “Love In The Time Of Covid”, an evocative benefit compilation in which an all-star team of musicians join forces to raise funds for the World Health Organization (WHO). It features only previously unreleased recordings by some of the most relevant acts from the slowcore, dreampop and drone-rock scenes.

All proceeds will go to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund (covid19responsefund.org), supporting WHO’s work to track and understand the spread of the virus, to ensure patients get the care they need and frontline workers get essential supplies and information, and to accelerate research and development of a vaccine and treatments for all who need them.

The track was recorded in April 2014 for WXPN.

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On Fire 30 CD sleeve (design: John Conley)
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