LUNA

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LUNA

Flaural

Tue Apr 10

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Fox Theatre

$25.00 - $30.00

This event is all ages

Ages 15+ without a parent

All tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable following purchase

Listed price does not include tax and service charge

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Luna
Luna
Luna, the New York-based quartet, were last seen on stage in February 2005. In 2015 they will play their first shows in ten years.

Luna recorded 8 studio albums between 1992 and 2005. The current touring lineup is the exact ’99-’05 group that recorded Luna Live!, Romantica, Close Cover Before Striking, and Rendezvous: Dean Wareham and Sean Eden on guitar, Lee Wall on drums, and Britta Phillips on bass.

At their best, it’s hard to believe there is any other kind of music besides this simple, graceful, chiming chug — the Guardian

One of indie rocks’ most beloved live acts — Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone

Dean Wareham has an unlikely quiver of a voice that, for whatever ungodly reason, sounds as if he’s survived something his music alludes to but never gives away — Jerry Stahl

A handful of records and songs that will accompany me forever – Ignacio Julia

Luna timeline

1992. Dean Wareham, after leaving Galaxie 500, recruits Justin Harwood (ex-Chills) on bass and Stanley Demeski (ex-Feelies) on drums to record Lunapark for Elektra Records. After completing the album, the band adds Sean Eden on guitar. Eden first appears on the Indian Summer EP (aka the Slide EP).

1993. The band records their second album, Bewitched, featuring Sterling Morrison of the Velvet Underground on guitar on two tracks.

1995 Luna’s classic third album, Penthouse (1995) is recorded in New York City, featuring guests Tom Verlaine (Television) and Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab). The band signs to Beggar’s Banquet in Europe.

1997 Lee Wall replaces the travel-weary Stanley Demeski on drums, and the band records Pup Tent, their fourth album for Elektra.

1998 Luna recorded their fifth album The Days of Our Nights, produced by Paul Kimble (Grant Lee Buffalo).

1999 Justin Harwood moves back to his home country (New Zealand), and is replaced on bass by Britta Phillips.

2000 finding themselves between contracts, the band quickly records a live album — Luna Live! for the Arena Rock label.

2002 the band sign to Jetset Records, record Romantica, co-produced by Gene Holder (DB’s) and Dave Fridmann (Mercury Rev). Romantica was followed by the mini-LP Close Cover Before Striking.

2004 Luna record their final album, Rendezvous, in Brooklyn, NY. Produced by Bryce Goggin with minimal overdubs, it captures the band more-or-less live.

2005 February 28 the band play their last shows at New York’s Bowery Ballroom.
Flaural
Flaural
Denver based quartet Flaural is an outfit with its eclectic roots of influence lodged as firmly in the fertile grounds of psychedelic pop as in the less-often associated soils of shoegaze, new wave, and contemporary experimental. Only seeming to look back as a means to gaze into the future, Flaural walks the tightrope that often separates originality and accessibility with uncanny ease.

Flaural is the unified sum of four equal parts. The hypnotic pulse of Nick Berlin’s kraut rock drum grooves crystalize as the backdrop atop which sprawls the band’s ethereal pop-songwriting pallet. Connor Birch’s expansive synths and keys, the unique virtuosity of Noah Pfaff’s guitar playing, and the resonant croon of Colin Johnson’s vocals over his driving bass lines all coalesce into the rare type of experimental music that warmly invite the uninitiated listener into the unknown.

Formed in 2015 the band has released two EPs. 2015’s ‘Thin King’ established the parameters for Flaural’s exploratory vision and 2016’s ‘Over Imaginary Cigarettes’ pushed further their already immense scope. Gold Flake Tapes described the latter as a “humdrum flood of sound, colour, and exquisite vision.”

The band’s rigorous tour schedule has taken it on six total tours totaling fourteen weeks and 75+ dates along the west coast and through the Midwest. The burgeoning act has shared the stage with Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Thee Oh Sees, Built to Spill, Wand, Wild Nothing, Gardens & Villa, Quilt, Diane Coffee, Methyl Ethel, Mild High Club and others. Appearances at Boise’s Treefort Music Fest, Denver’s Underground Music Showcase, San Francisco’s Hickey Fest, Chicago’s Tomorrow Never Knows, and other high profile festivals have further grown the band’s national reputation.

It sometimes feels rare that a band founded on pushing boundaries is conscious of not alienating the listener. This is not the case for Flaural. Their music, in effect, feels like the spoils of a deep space exploration, brought back down to earth for all to observe. The band is currently writing and recording their debut LP rumored to be slated for release in 2018.
Venue Information:
Fox Theatre
1135 13th St
Boulder, CO, 80302
http://www.foxtheatre.com