SOTD: Luna Covers “Friends”

“Friends” – Luna

Today’s Song of the Day is from an old favorite from dreamy alternative rockers Luna. They emerged from a long 13 year hiatus and surprised fans with the announcement of two new releases. They offered up A Place of Greater Safety which was an EP of instrumentals, and A Sentimental Education, an album full of creatively re-imagined cover songs.

“Friends” is a fantastic version of the vastly under-rated Velvet Underground song, which was really a Doug Yule solo effort.  Luna has taken this wonderful material and molded it into their own fantastic creation.

Listening again to Dean Wareham’s dulcet tones is like being reunited with a long lost friend.  As with many of Luna’s earlier releases, the music is pristine, as the guitar work subliminally drags the listener into an intoxicating journey. It is pure musical bliss.

The accompanying video, is worthy of attention, too, as Matthew Buzzell at Augusta University and his crew of students offer up a nostalgic ode to high school relationships.

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