During the last 10 or so years Luna has knocked out a half dozen critically lauded, commercially neglected albums that sound as if they all could have originated from the same jam session. That’s not a dis — they’ve just got a consistently woozy jangle-pop sound. Anyway Romantica is one of my faves. Dean Wareham’s voice is unremarkable, but it rides catchy melodies. And this is one of the catchiest songs the band has ever recorded, perfect for your Wednesday morning.
And yes, that is Jem on bass! Very observant of you.