The Best Band You’ve Never Heard Of

Tell Me Do You Miss Me – A Film About Luna is a strangely fascinating 2006 documentary about the indie band’s 2005 farewell tour. It often seems more like a vacation souvenir home video than a documentary, surprisingly intimate and personal, with obvious affection, tension and rehashing of old arguments between band founder Dean Wareham and guitar player Sean Eden. Surprisingly open and honest, it’s a slice of life we rarely get to see, we’re so used to tour films being about really famous bands, not smaller bands who may be able to make a living from their music, but who are only going to make money on tour if they sell enough merchandise (that gets lost by the airline). Really worth a watch, and available in its entirety on YouTube.

Luna (wiki) was a dream pop indie band that split up in 2005, and reunited this year. They always coasted just below making it big, despite wry, clever lyrics and really interesting music. And Rolling Stone called them “the best band you’ve never heard of“.

A few suggested tracks:

Pup Tent

Fuzzy Wuzzy

23 Minutes In Brussels

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