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Luna Share Cover of Obscure Mink DeVille Song, “Let Me Dream If I Want To,” and Announce Tour

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

Jul 19, 2017 Britta Phillips
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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 a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “One Together” (the original was found on that band’s 1970 album Kiln House). Now here’s a cover of an obscure Mink DeVille song, “Let Me Dream If I Want To.” The original was a live track recorded at CBGB’s in 1976. Listen to Luna’s take below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates, including some freshly announced November dates.

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 The Cure, 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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