When Galaxie 500 broke up in 1991, Dean Wareham signed to Elektra where his friend Terry Tolkin was doing A&R. He made a five-song demo with Mercury Rev's Jimmy Chambers and The Clean's Hamish Kilgour playing drums... all songs that would end up on the first Luna album, Lunapark. Over the weekend, Luna released the demos on their Bandcamp with the express purpose of helping out Tolkin who is very ill:

Luna (at this early stage Dean Wareham) was signed to Elektra by A&R man Terry Tolkin who had previously worked at Rough Trade, Touch & Go and Caroline Records. Terry now lives in New Orleans and is gravely ill. He is fighting a rare and aggressive virus that has his doctors perplexed, and facing huge medical bills for hospital visits, thrice-weekly dialysis and prescription drug co-pays.

All profits from the sale of this digital EP on Bandcamp are being sent directly to Terry to help pay his bills. Price is $7 but you are free to donate more...

You can buy Luna Demos 1991 right now (or donate to his medical fund directly) and stream it below.

Luna played Brooklyn for Northside a few weeks ago and will be back on tour this fall.


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