Luna may have broken up in 2005 but their last three releases (2002’s Romantica, 2002’s Close Cover Before Striking (EP), 2005’s Rendezvous) have just been issued digitally on iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, Rhapsody and Bandcamp and all come with bonus tracks.
Here’s the previously unreleased (I think) cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Dancing Days” which can be found on Close Cover Before Striking.
Easy to see why The Black Crowes and The Black Keys are fans of this Cincinnati-based trio, the Buffalo Killers organic sound has a classic rock feel and there’s something particularly Zeppelin-esque about the first track off the band’s third album, simply titled 3.
The official release date for 3 is August 2 but the band’s got some upcoming tour dates where you might be able to score a copy on CD or colored vinyl.
7.15 Dayton, OH @ Canal Street Tavern – “3” Release Party!
7.16 Cincinnati, OH @ Motr Pub – “3” Release Party!
7.25 St Louis, MO @ The Duck Room @ Blueberry Hill
7.26 Tulsa, OK @ Fassler Hall
7.28 Phoenix, AZ @ Compound Grill
7.29 West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
7.30 Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy and Harriet’s
8.1 San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
8.2 Arcata CA @ Jambalaya 2 sets
8.4 Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
8.5 – 8.7 Happy Valley, OR @ PICKATHON
8.9 Bayport, MN @ Bayport BBQ
It was VERY cool seeing Robert Plant – can’t believe I’ve lived almost 40 years and have never seen one of my favorite singers. But, in a way, I’m sort of glad I didn’t see the “Heaven Knows”, “Little By Little”, “Tall Cool One”-era Robert Plant because while I like those songs (actually, quite a bit), that feels more like Plant’s attempt and becoming a pop-rock (maybe pop’s not the right word, maybe “radio-friendly” is what I’m looking for) star. He seems to be in his element now as he’s gone back to his earliest blues/country/folk roots.
Of course, I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t want him to just, for one song, completely bust out and do an over-the-top full-on rock version of a Zeppelin song, but I’m more than satisfied (WAY more than satisfied) with what I saw last night. A great band (even though they look more like my uncles than rock stars) and it was cool that he shares the spotlight with them rather than owning the stage for the entire performance.
Check out the setlist from the 6/13/11 Columbus, Ohio show.