This 2006 documentary (surrounding the final year of LUNA’s career as a working band) has come up several times in conversation within the past week. I figure that alone merits yet another LUNA post on the Drunkard.

As a huge fan of the band’s catalog it was both an interesting documentation of the inner-workings of the group, as well as a bit depressing and anti-climatic. Dean Wareham looks especially less than enthused to be on stage in some scenes, and readily admits on camera that he too would probably have packed it in himself in 1999 — when bassist and founding member Justin Harwood left — had it not been for his (romantic) interest in Britta Philips (who replaced Harwood on bass duties).

For LUNA fans the DVD is an interesting and bittersweet send off for the band following them throughout their final tours in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. Despite years of critical acclaim, the commercial success that always seemed *almost there* continued to elude the band. These frustrations, plus other obligations appear to culminate in the final straw of their Decade-plus career. Two tracks below off the band’s sole live album, available at here at eMusic.

Stay tuned: Post on the new Dean & Britta EP soon.

MP3: LUNA :: Sideshow by the Seashore (live)
MP3: LUNA :: Tiger Lilly (live)
Amazon: LUNA – Tell Me Do You Miss Me
Amazon: LUNA – Luna Live

+ LUNA available through eMusic’s 25 Free MP3 offer.
+ Visit The Hype Machine for additional LUNA MP3s.

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