In 1992, Dean Wareham followed the posthumous buzz of Galaxie 500 by forming a new band: Luna. Initially joined by Justin Harwood (of the Chills) and Stanley Demeski (of the Feelies), the group went on to sign to Warner Brothers sub-label Elektra, tour with the Velvet Underground, collaborate with Tom Verlaine and Sterling Morrison and ultimately release seven stunning albums over the course of the 1990's and 2000's. Deemed "the best band you've never heard of" by Rolling Stone, Luna remained under the radar for most of their career despite gathering a rabid cult following.
Rendezvous is Luna's seventh studio album, originally released in 2004 and reissued here on vinyl with an accompanying download featuring bonus tracks. Wareham, who ranks the album as his second favorite Luna release behind only 1995's Penthouse, on the album to Noisey: "This was the final album that we recorded, which, at the time, I think the band was on its way to breaking up. I didn't like it that much at the time. I was just tired of Luna. But when I listen to it now, I think it's really catchy. Again, most of it is just tracked live, the four of us in one big room, using minimal overdubs."