Luna Share Video for Cover of The Cure’s “Fire in Cairo” Starring Rose McGowan

A Sentimental Education and A Place of Greater Safety EP Both Due Out September 22 via Double Feature

Aug 21, 2017
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Luna are releasing both a new covers album, A Sentimental Education, and an instrumental EP, A Place of Greater Safety, on September 22 via Double Feature. Previously the band shared covers of Fleetwood Mac's "One Together" (the original was found on that band's 1970 album Kiln House) and an obscure Mink DeVille song, "Let Me Dream If I Want To" (the original was a live track recorded at CBGB's in 1976). Now they have shared a video for their cover of The Cure's "Fire in Cairo" (from that band's 1979 debut album, Three Imaginary Boys). Keven McAlester directed the black & white clip, which stars actress Rose McGowan (Scream, Charmed, Grindhouse: Planet Terror), but also features the band. Watch it below via Pitchfork (who premiered it), followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

McAlester told Pitchfork "the song is the soundtrack to a cinéma vérité film about the actress Rose McGowan."

Luna frontman Dean Wareham had this to say: "Those first three albums by The Cure made a big impression on me as a teenager and 'Fire in Cairo' is one of the first songs I learned when I started playing guitar.... We are so happy Rose McGowan decided to do this video."

Luna split up in 2005 but reunited in 2015 for some shows. The band haven't released a new album in 13 years, since 2004's Rendezvous, although the band's Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips (who are married) have released some albums as Dean & Britta and last year Phillips released her criminally under-heard debut solo album, Luck or Magic. A Sentimental Education also features covers of songs by Mercury Rev, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, and more (the full tracklist is below again).

Luna Tour Dates:

November 1 Minneapolis Cedar
November 2 Chicago Park West
November 3 Milwaukee Turner
November 4 St Louis Off Broadway
November 5 Nashville Exit/In
November 7 Detroit Magic Stick
November 8 Toronto Great Hall
November 9 Cleveland Grog Shop
November 10 Louisville Headliners
November 11 Atlanta Terminal West
November 12 Carrboro Cat's Cradle
November 14 Washington DC Black Cat
November 15 Pittsburgh the Warhol at Carnegie Lecture Hall
November 16 Philadelphia Union Transfer 
November 18 Brooklyn Steel

A Sentimental Education Tracklist:

1 Fire in Cairo (The Cure)
2 Gin (Willie Loco Alexander)
3 Friends ("Velvet Underground" - sorta, it was written after Lou Reed had left the band)
4 One Together (early Fleetwood Mac)
5 Most of the Time (Dylan)
6 Sweetness (YES)
7 Letter to Hermione (Bowie)
8 (Walking Thru' the) Sleepy City (Jagger/Richards)
9 Let Me Dream if I Want to (Mink DeVille)
10 Car Wash Hair (Mercury Rev)

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