free, in-store performances and events...

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SCOTT TUMA / NEVADA GREENE IN-STORE PERFORMANCE!
SUNDAY, 02 OCTOBER 2016 5:00PM

Out supporting their latest split release, 'Ragged Hallow,' you'll want to join us for some proper Sunday vibes...

RAGGED HOLLOW comes calmly to us from two artists finding common ground experimenting on the periphery of American folk and guitar traditions. The A side sees Columbia, MO’s Nevada Greene opening with "Earthquake Hollow"—an ode to adolescent memories of the central Missouri region’s beautiful river bluff forests. Like waking to morning the track begins with the last washes of sleep’s ethereal organ tones giving way to remote birdsong and the faint distortion of the sunlight filtered through closed eyelids. The proceedings gently cycle through an intricate and repetitive dual guitar pattern, subtly layering rich textures of violin, flute and acoustic guitar with each passing. The band’s simple and balanced blend of light twang with agile fingerpicking, orchestral arrangements and yawning ambiance comes to a soft peak and loosely unravels into a drifting drone dissolving into a bucolic back porch field recording. On the flip we find Chicago guitar ascetic Scott Tuma joined by Jim Becker (Califone, Iron & Wine) presenting an exquisitely understated sidelong piece with ‘All the Ragged Glory.’ Here each phrase of delicately plucked guitar feels like both a beginning and an end—a vaguely familiar but abstracted traditional melody echoed by a wilting fiddle fading to a distant reflection just as another enters. Like the best of Tuma’s work, ‘All the Ragged Glory’ is painstakingly patient and masterfully textured with slightly offset piano work tracing the simple shapes carefully wrung from the wood and the wire—the loose rattle of strings off the headstock or the creaking of the floor filling the spaces between austere expressions. The tangled guitars reverently bow out to make way for the interplay of a droning pump organ with Becker’s effected fiddle work to finish the track in dramatic cinematic form resulting in some of Tuma’s most breathtakingly beautiful work to date.
 

the LUNA pick(s)-of-the-moment...

for the week of 16 SEPTEMBER 2016
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>Kishi Bashi – Sonderlust CD/LP+MP3 (Joyful Noise)
Sonderlust is an album forged through heartbreak. After his two previous studio albums and his String Quartet Live! release, Kishi Bashi was at a musical impasse. “As I sat down to write songs last summer, I went to all my usual conduits of creation: violin loops, guitar, piano, and I came up with the musical equivalent of fumes,” says K Ishibashi. “I tried to create orchestral pop recordings that I assumed were my forte, and in turn I found myself standing in front of a creative wall of frightening heights.” At this very same moment of musical uncertainty, K's personal life was falling apart... He and his wife of 13 years had briefly separated and were struggling to keep their marriage together. In his own words, “Touring and its accompanying lifestyle took a heavy toll on my soul and my family.” As an outlet, K submerged himself in a new musical direction. Sonderlust emerged as a direct result of this personal struggle that took place at an artistic crossroads. With the help of producer Chris Taylor (Grizzly Bear), engineer Pat Dillet (Angelique Kidjo, David Byrne), and drummer Matt Chamberlain (Morrissey, Fiona Apple, of Montreal), Kishi Bashi has created a personal and artistically adventurous work. [Limited gold and black color vinyl edition also available.]
 

LUNA music essentials...

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>Preoccupations – Preoccupations CD/LP (Jagjaguwar)
Preoccupations is the band formerly known as Viet Cong. Preoccupations bears the visceral, personal sound of holding onto some steadiness in the midst of changing everything. Frontman Matt Flegel is quick to point out how little mystery is in the titles of these songs: “Anxiety,” “Monotony,” “Degraded,” “Stimulation,” “Fever.” “‘Monotony’ is a dead end job; ‘Anxiety’ is changing as a band,” he says. “‘Memory’ is watching someone lose their mind; ‘Fever’ is comforting someone. It's all drawing from very specific things.” These things -- bigger ones like breakups, smaller ones like simply trying to calm someone down -- are ultimately the things that explode our brains, that keep us up at night. And so where their previous album Viet Cong was built in some ways on the abstract cycles of creation and destruction, Preoccupations explores how that sometimes-suffocating, sometimes-revelatory trap affects our lives. It is a singular, bracing collection that proves what's punishing can also be soothing, everything can change without disrupting your compass. Your best year can be your worst year at the same time. Whatever sends you flying can also help you land. [Limited color vinyl edition also available.]
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>Dawes – We’re All Gonna Die CD/LP+MP3 (HUB Records II LLC)
L.A. band Dawes return with their fifth album.
We’re All Gonna Die was produced by Grammy nominated producer Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes) and includes backing vocals from Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Brittany Howard of The Alabama Shakes, Mandy Moore, Will Oldham, and Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Lucius. Of the album, Taylor Goldsmith (guitar, vocals) explains, “Pretty much every song on this record explores a difficult situation and tries to find a way to find the good in it, or at least remind yourself that it's not always that big of a deal. After all, as scary as it is, we are all gonna die.” “If last year’s All Your Favorite Bands was a sweet source of comfort-rock, We’re All Gonna Die is something of a wake-up call, with sharper sounds and harsher vibes, straight from the jarringly fuzzy note that opens its title track” – The Fader. [Limited yellow marble color vinyl pressing also available.]
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>Alex G – DSU CD/LP+MP3/Cassette (Run For Cover)
Two years after its initial release on boutique Brooklyn label Orchid Tapes, Alex G’s fourth LP
DSU is back in print across all formats. Considered by many to be the record that shone a spotlight onto the longtime lo-fi Bandcamp-favorite, DSU is an indie rock record empowered and enlightened by Alex Giannascoli’s bedroom-pop sensibilities.
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>El Perro Del Mar – KoKoro CD/LP (The Control Group)
Written and produced by El Perro Del Mar and Jacob Haage, the 10 original songs of
KoKoro are her most ambitious and musically adventurous to date, yet no less emotionally direct, covering themes that speak to both big and small matters of the heart. With soundscapes that echo of Thailand, Sumatra, India, Ethiopia, and China, the orchestration of KoKoro is unlike any of El Perro Del Mar’s previous releases, a direction only hinted briefly on the Pale Fire LP highlight “I Was A Boy.” It features the Chinese string instrument Guzheng, the Japanese Shakuhachi flute, various other Asian flutes, Arabic strings, Dulcimer, and rhythms influenced by Ethiopian music.
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>Die Antwoord – Mount Ninji And Da Nice Time Kid CD (Zef/Kobalt)
Mount Ninji And Da Nice Time Kid is the fourth studio album by South African rap-rave group Die Antwoord (duo of Ninja and ¥o-landi Vi$$er). “When Ninji, ¥o-landi and God hooked up with The Black Goat and started recording Die Antwoord's 4th album around 2 years ago the mood of the tracks we started banging out was rough and tough and mischievious and wild and hard and dark and at that point were going to call this album Rats Rule, cos in life you get the champions and the underdogs and in our minds we sometimes feel like 1 level below the underdogs in this fucked up pop world, but we also know our time is coming, and soon we gonna take over this whole bitch. So anyway, then we made some more tracks and the core of the album stayed all dark and ratty but a new layer oozed out around our dark core that was kinda mental and lunatic and random and juicy and 2 much fun and so we changed the name of our album to We Have Candy. Then recently while we was finishing up this album another layer exploded out of our dark wild juicy core like a giant supernatural mega aura and suddenly our album was so epic and sometimes vulnerable and sometimes sweet and romantic and so brave and full of mystery. ¥o-landi said, ‘Why don't we call the album Mount Ninji And The Nice Time Kid?’”
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>Cymbals Eat Guitars – Pretty Years CD/LP+MP3 (Captured Tracks)
On their fourth album,
Pretty Years, Cymbals Eat Guitars’ trademark cacophony guitar rock and innate propulsion are still abundant, now buttressed by raucous synth and keyboard lines and an extemporaneous saxophone performance, which enrich when they could easily clutter these songs. The band also worked more quickly and efficiently than they had in the past, facilitated by years on the road in which they've played close to a thousand shows, which rendered them a tight, fully-oiled machine in the studio.

>>more essential love...

 

sweet vinyl gems...

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>Dow Jones And The Industrials – Can’t Stand The Midwest: 1979-1981 CD/2xLP+DVD (Family Vineyard)
For just more than two years starting in 1979, Dow Jones and the Industrials created roaring art-punk that collided with the confusion and celebration of technology. Their left field approach turned gnarled guitar riffs into unshakable melodies battered by synths and propelled with sharp lyrics.
Can't Stand The Midwest 1979-1981 includes 29 songs remastered from the original tapes: The Industrials' side from "Hoosier Hysteria," the rare 1980 split LP with the Gizmos; a 1981 7” EP; nine unreleased studio tracks; live versions of unrecorded songs and more. A 12-page booklet features liner notes by the Gizmos' Dale Lawrence and Keith Smith's never before seen Indiana punk scene photos. [The 2xLP also comes with a 70-minute DVD of a September 1980 club performance and download coupon. CD version has one less song.]
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>Neil Young
-On The Beach
-Time Fades Away
-Tonight's The Night
-Zuma
These titles are out on VINYL TUESDAY—06 SEPTEMBER!
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>The Cure
-Seventeen Seconds
-The Top
-Head On The Door
-Pornography
-Three Imaginary Boys
-Faith
These titles are out on VINYL TUESDAY—06 SEPTEMBER!
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>Prince - Around The World In A Day LP (WB)
This title is out on VINYL TUESDAY—06 SEPTEMBER!
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>Primal Scream
– Sonic Flower Groove [Reissue/1987] LP (1972]
– Primal Scream [Reissue/1989] LP (1972]
– Give Out But Don’t Give Up [Reissue/1994] LP (1972]
The first, second, and fourth albums by the Scottish alt rock band are back in print on vinyl.
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Pearl Jam
– Yield [Reissue/1998] LP (Epic/Sony Legacy)
– No Code [Reissue/1998] LP (Epic/Sony Legacy)
Pearl Jam’s fourth and fifth albums are back in print on 150gm black vinyl, along with each of their accompanying singles.

>>more vinyl love...

 

latest LUNA merch...

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>the LUNA music SKI HAT
We've got you covered for the upcoming chilly months!
Behold—the LUNA music ski cap!

Part 1970's ski lodge, part pom-pom wonder—we are digging this blue and red vibe, we hope you do too...
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>the LUNA music Wood 45 Spindle
Ice out those 7s, with our engraved wood 45 spindles!
Wood is good, Jerry. Wood is good. "Marvin's Groove" not included...
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>THE LUNA music 20th ANNIVERSARY 'LIVE at LUNA music' LATHE-CUT 7" BOX SET
A five 7" lathe-cut, hand-built box set, of LIVE recordings from previous LUNA in-stores!
Series one includes
EXCLUSIVE performances from:
•Bill Callahan - Too Many Birds
•Kyle Field - Scuby
•Mark Kozelek - Grace Cathedral Park
•Kurt Vile - In My Time
•Ben Watt - Spring

Cut one-at-a-time, in
real time, by Mike Dixon, on his 70 year-old lathe and housed in embossed LUNA inner sleeves — our first lathe-cut series features design and layout from Commercial Artisan, artwork by Nat Russell, hand-screening by Dave Windisch, along with hand-assembling/embossing by the LUNA crew — only 75 of these sets were made, with no digital counterpart...
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>the LUNA music Pint Glass
Crooked Arm, on the one—once again!
We are stoked to have this irreverent take on our identity, by our pal, for our first ever LUNA pint glass!

And yes, that IS gold metallic ink, on that grill. Beverages not included...

>>more LUNA gear...

 

of course we pay CASH for your used LPs...

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Actually, we buy all sorts of pre-loved music!
We are always looking for pre-loved LPs, CDs, and DVDs (in good condition). CLICK HERE for all the details...
 

up-front pre-order magic...

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>HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER - Heart Like a Levee + Vestapol (Limited Edition w/SIGNED POSTER) 2-LP set
'Heart Like a Levee' will be released on CD and LP, as well as limited-edition deluxe 2-CD and 2-LP versions. The deluxe versions include fold out poster and a second bonus album, 'Vestapol,' with its own packaging and artwork.

'Vestapol' is composed of eight unreleased songs written during the same time period as 'Levee,' and performed and recorded almost entirely by Taylor in various motels on the road and at home in Durham.

We are taking pre-orders for the DELUXE 2-LP version, only—as it is limited to 2000 copies worldwide. It's gonna be nice!
>>out 07 OCTOBER 2016…
 
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>Off World + Automatisme + Jason Sharp - Fall 2016 Constellation Bundle LP set
Off World, Automatisme and Jason Sharp are very different yet satisfyingly leftfield albums that share some suitably frayed electric threads of sorts. Electronic music strategies, technologies, histories and sensibilities come into play, in very diverse ways, with each of these debut records – making them stand out a little differently in the context of the Constellation catalogue perhaps, but also informing one another and making a lot of sense to our ears as an album trio (somewhat in the spirit of our Musique Fragile series).
All three albums feature Constellation’s high-quality audiophile 180gram pressings in poly-lined paper dust sleeves and thick 24pt. textured jackets (using 100% recycled Orford paperboard). Each LP also includes a stunning 12”x24” full color pull-out poster/insert and a 320kbps MP3 download coupon. See below for shots of each LP package spread.

>>Out 30 SEPTEMBER 2016...
 

other essential happenings...

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Tobacco w/HIGH TIDES, Odonis Odonis
FRIDAY, 21 OCTOBER 2016 9:00PM
AT
THE HI-FI
It's been almost two decades since baby TOBACCO first plugged in a tape deck, popped the top, and found the dark magic that's fueled so many sonic forays into his genreless bog of beat-blasted hypnagogia and otherworldly-yet-earthen pop. The Pennsylvanian experimentalist has since helmed countless Black Moth Super Rainbow releases, remixed outsiders as offbeat as HEALTH and unexpected as White Zombie, and produced MCs ranging from Aesop Rock to Beck. But it's on his fourth solo album that TOBACCO winds up coining an apt name for his vast empire of moldering electro-fied dirt: Sweatbox Dynasty. The new LP—his second for Ghostly International—finds the rural recluse resurrecting an old approach to hack a new path through the muck. This may be his most unintentionally psychedelic and left-field creation yet, full of rhythms that start and stop like a tractor on its last piston, resonating melodies made to fuel transcendental meltdowns, and vocals that hiss, gurgle, and growl. "It's my baby," says TOBACCO—a disturbing mental image if you overlook the beauty in his decrepit works.
 
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Andy Shauf w/Chris Cohen
THURSDAY, 01 DECEMBER 2016 9:00PM
AT
THE HI-FI
Andy Shauf is a storyteller, a singer of heartbreak and regrets, isolation and loneliness, reflecting his prairie surroundings in Regina, Canada. Meticulously written over four years, Shauf's The Bearer of Bad News is a warm and welcoming album, bathed in weathered piano, dampened drums, softly-strummed guitars and clarinet, which lends its unique timbre to frequently brighten – or hauntingly underscore – the songs' darker undercurrents. Fans of Elliott Smith, Nick Drake and Harry Nilsson, take note.

Sometimes as a leader, sometimes as a sideman and collaborator; sometimes as an invisible musician but you've heard him: the chest-high bass drum thump, the tightly paired flight of guitars in odd harmony, the disorienting shift in time and texture that resolves itself into song. Chris Cohen has plied the inside and outside folds of pop musical possibility since at least 1978, when he first set infant drumstick to skin at the tender age of three, initiating decades of sonic experimentation across multiple bands and nearly a dozen recordings.
 
 

more freshness...

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>the LUNA music Pint Glass
Crooked Arm, on the one—once again!
We are stoked to have this irreverent take on our identity, by our pal, for our first ever LUNA pint glass!

And yes, that IS gold metallic ink, on that grill. Beverages not included...
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>the NAT RUSSELL storefront T-Shirt
We REALLY dug this very rad Nat Russell illustration, from our 20th Anniversary Lathe-Cut Box Set--so much so, we thought it'd make a great shirt!

This lovely blue is a super soft, 100% cotton, Alternative Apparel T and is also available in
ladies sizing and styling.

Best to
hit this link, to see ALL the detail...

>>more LUNA gear...

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>Assateague - 'Good Morning Blues' LP (LUNA music LTD.)
The 2015 reissue/remaster of the San Francisco band, Assateague's stunningly beautiful LP, 'Good Morning Blues,' is available to purchase — after being out-of-print for nearly two years...
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>the NAT RUSSELL Storefront Mug
Get yr camping on with our ceramic (not tin) Storefront Mug!
Replete with the very rad Nat Russell illustration from our 20th Anniversary Lathe-Cut Box Set!

Black rimmed, speckled up—this will keep your brown hot...

>>more LUNA gear...

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INDYGENOUS DESIGNS...
Looking at aging cities, working class roots, signature architecture and the gritty elegance of the urban legacy—Indianapolis native, Steve Schubert, draws from Midwestern metropolises to inspire a best-selling range of posters and post cards—offered up here at the LUNA music! Stop by and dig these for yourself…

>>more lovelies...

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>the iwant LIMITED EDITION LUNA popsicle T-Shirt
John Gilsenan, of London-based
iwant design, melted our minds a few years back with this superb design!

Only printed once, back in 2012—this new 12-color(!) silk-screened cherry red Alternative Apparel distressed shirt (featuring a ground collar, sleeves and hem for a well worn, well loved look) is limited to only 100 pieces…
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>the LUNA music BEACH BAG
Here is—the LUNA music beach bag / beer transporter / picnic helper / yarn stash—replete with the
very rad Nat Russell illustration from our 20th Anniversary Lathe-Cut Box Set!

This bad-boy big-tote (measuring in at 23"w x 17"h x 6"d) is made of 100%
heavy cotton canvas and comes with a velcro closure—it's the perfect throw and go bag!
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>the NAT RUSSELL the record holder Zip Up Hoodie
just in time for a bit of warmer weather—the LUNA music zip up Hoodie!

printed on soft Alternative Apparel Eco-Jersey (50% Polyester, 38% Cotton, 12% Rayon)—this LUNA hoodie is perfect for layering and lightweight enough for year-round wear!

liff the hood for the reveal—classic fit…

>>more LUNA gear...

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>the LUNA music RECORD FRISBEE
Grab yourself one of our limited, made just for the day, LUNA frisbees! Part M&Co., part Beat Junction, and all Jim and Jon—this
Commercial Artisan flyer is certain to be a Summer staple...

>>more sweet LUNA merch...

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>the NAT RUSSELL storefront T-Shirt
We REALLY dug this very rad Nat Russell illustration, from our 20th Anniversary Lathe-Cut Box Set--so much so, we thought it'd make a great shirt!

This lovely blue is a super soft, 100% cotton, Alternative Apparel T and is also available in
ladies sizing and styling.

Best to
hit this link, to see ALL the detail...
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>BIRDS OF AMERICA / NAT RUSSELL - Current Carry CASSETTE (BOA/LUNA)
First-time issue on cassette—'Current Carry' is a 10-track BOA studio album, from the wayback of 2005!
Featuring such lethal tracks as: "I Am In Love With An Ocean," "Sister Brother," and "Sleeep," this is your perfect entry into the world of Birds...
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DIG THE NEW LUNA EARPLUGS!
Don't forget to grab a pair of the new LUNA earplugs, before you head out to your favorite show! Killer ear protection and a lovely, reusable container...

>>more lovelies...

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>BIRDS OF AMERICA / NAT RUSSELL - What Was Birds: 2000 - 2011 CASSETTE (BOA/LUNA)
A crucial selection of all things Birds, from 2000-2011. Originally released in Japan on CD, this limited-edition cassette has 14 songs and a few of them have a surprise, original illustration from Nat, tucked inside! #goldenticket
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THE LUNA BANDANA...
Discharge water-based white ink laid upon an array of 21.5" x 21.5" all-cotton colors.
Wrap something you love (or yourself) in our versatile freshness...

>>more lovelies...

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ESSENTIAL STORAGE—LOCALLY-PRODUCED LUNA LP CRATES!
Get your super nice LP storage on with these LUNA poplar crates! Handmade right here in the city from reclaimed wood, these wooden lovlies are stackable, functional and great looking! Only $19.99!
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>BIRDS OF AMERICA / NAT RUSSELL - Current Carry CASSETTE (BOA/LUNA)
First-time issue on cassette—'Current Carry' is a 10-track BOA studio album, from the wayback of 2005!
Featuring such lethal tracks as: "I Am In Love With An Ocean," "Sister Brother," and "Sleeep," this is your perfect entry into the world of Birds...
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DIG THE NEW LUNA EARPLUGS!
Don't forget to grab a pair of the new LUNA earplugs, before you head out to your favorite show! Killer ear protection and a lovely, reusable container...

>>more lovelies...

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FUGITIVE ART GUITAR / FOLK ART PRINTS...
Iowa's Karl Haglund's beautiful prints of his Guitar Art - Folk Art are now gracing the vinyl fixtures of the 52!
"Karl Haglund not only captures the totemic power of the instruments that he paints, but the detail is so good that it looks like you could pick the damn thing up and play it." - BILLY BRAGG.
Stop by and check these framed beauties out soon, only $25…

>>more lovelies...

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WRAP YOUR DECK IN LOVELY...
>the LUNA music slipmat
Fresh up your decks--the new LUNA slipmats are here!
Felt meets 382 on this, a rising
Takashima robot!
Super cheep
—$7.99 for 1 or 2 for $11.99 or
FREE with a vinyl lp purchase of $150.00 or more!
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STEVE KEENE PAINTINGS NOW IN STOCK!
Heralded as the most prolific painter, by the Guinness Book Of World Records, and the man behind many-a album covers—LUNA is pleased to have 2' X 2' original oils on our wall for sale! Stop in to see the magic...

>>more lovelies...

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GET YR BROWN!
>the LUNA music / Baldwin's Beans L-O-V-E blend
This local, small-batch roaster and the "caffeine appreciators" here at the shop, have come up with a deep collision of Mexican Alturra and Indian Monsooned Malabar that keeps the crew alert and awake - well into the wee, small hours...
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GET YR BROWN HOLDER!
>the LUNA music / Commercial Artisan Coffee Cup
The Indianapolis Design Dynamic Duo drop
the essential, brew-rific vessel. A morning must-have...
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We've recently started putting out some of our pre-loved collectable vinyl lps, in a special section of the shop! These titles start at $14.99 and represent some of the harder-to-find/out-of-print records that would have gone straight to our Discogs store. Please feel free to hit us anytime, if you are on the lookout for something specific--if not, have fun browsing this new spot, the next time your are in the shop...