free, in-store performances and events...

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MIKAL CRONIN SCAVENGER HUNT!
SATURDAY, 02 MAY 2015 starting at 10AM

It's ON! We are hosting a scavenger hunt for Mikal Cronin's 'MCIII'!

One cassette copy of the record will be hidden in the shop!
We will tweet / Instagram a clue as to where it is—find the cassette and Merge will hook you up with a super nice prize pack that includes: 'MCIII' on LP and cassette, a 'MCII' test pressing and cassette, a signed poster, or a 'MCIII' button and Merge tote.
Right on...
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FAITH NO MORE TEST PRESSING PARTY
TUESDAY, 19 MAY 2015 starting at 10AM

Faith No More 'Sol Invictus' is hits the streets on CD, on 19 MAY. The vinyl has been delayed until mid-JULY! But we've got ourselves one of only 40 test pressings to the album to plan AND to give away!
Stop by on the 19th, pick up the new FNM CD and we will enter you to win one of theses rare beasts of a test press!
And right on...
 

the LUNA pick-of-the-moment...

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>Blur – The Magic Whip CD/2xLP+MP3 (WB/Parlophone)
The new album from Blur started life in Hong Kong when the band had an unexpected break in touring in May 2013, and arrives 16 years since
13, the band's last record as a four-piece. "Familiar but also exploratory, the legendary band's first album since 2003 is a triumph. Parklifers are thrown the bone of opener 'Lonesome Street'. With its Britpop swagger and talk of catching 'the 5.14 to East Grinstead,' it's a pleasing self-pastiche, a welcoming beckon inside. Other tracks hark back to their history – the grinding 'Go Out' could sit on 13 with its coruscating guitar squalls, and catchy knees-up 'Ong Ong' will be the new song lapped up at Hyde Park this summer, resembling a beery 'Ziggy Stardust.' But a crowd-pleasing recreation of past glories a la Suede's 2013 comeback Bloodsports just wouldn't be Blur. The fascination of The Magic Whip is in how a reanimated Blur imagine they'd have developed by 2015, and how the Hong Kong environment fed into that." – NME
 

new freshness to keep you kitted...

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>the NAT RUSSELL LUNA robot T-Shirt
the return of an old-skool favorite—Nat Russell's, lunar robot has discovered an artifact from the future (past?)...

printed on soft Alternative Apparel...

those eyeballs...
 
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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 Spring staple...
 
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>the NAT RUSSELL TEAM LUNA cursive Baseball T-Shirt
spring up with the TEAM LUNA cursive Baseball T!

printed on Alternative Apparel, this 3/4-length sleeve T is a soft, lightweight Eco-Jersey (50% Polyester, 38% Cotton, 12% Rayon)—with a super comfortable feel!

ryan can't get enough—classic fit…
 
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>the NAT RUSSELL bummer yeti 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!

bummer yeti—classic fit…

>>more sweet LUNA merch...

 

LUNA music essentials...

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>Mew - +- CD/2xCD/2xLP (PIAS)
Mew has proven itself to be one of the biggest and most influential bands on the Danish indie scene, having achieved several Gold and Platinum albums, as well as winning numerous awards (Steppeulvs Prize, Danish Music Award, MTV Award, Gaffa Prize) in the band's home country of Denmark. Mew has always had an affinity with the symphonic grandeur of indie rock's troubled creature and pop immediacy. This unique combination has not only given Mew chart topping albums, lots of airplay and many fans in the Nordic countries, but also across the world with huge followings established in Europe, Asia and here in America. In addition to its own extensive worldwide headline tours, Mew has toured as special guests with artists such as Nine Inch Nails, Pixies, Muse, and Kings of Leon. The new music on
+- soars. It's alive, it's vibrant and spacious. Its skewed pop sensibilities coupled with an ever-expansive musical backdrop denotes the extremities of Mew's creative DNA, showing once more a band treading its own unique path. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds a live album and is packaged in a 24pg hardback book with expanded artwork.
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>Bill Fay – Who Is The Sender? CD/LP (Dead Oceans)
Ask Bill Fay about his relationship with his instrument and he says something revealing, not "Ever since I learnt to play the piano," but "Ever since the piano taught me..." What the piano taught him was how to connect to one of the great joys of his life. "Music gives," he says. And he is a grateful receiver. But, it makes him wonder, "Who is the sender?" Fay -- who after more than five decades writing songs is finally being appreciated as one of our finest living practitioners of the art -- asserts that songs aren't actually written but found. He recorded two phenomenal but largely overlooked albums for Decca offshoot Nova in 1970 and 1971. After 27 years of neglect, people like Nick Cave, Jim O' Rourke, and Jeff Tweedy were praising those records in glowing terms. Recorded in Ray Davies' Konk Studios, North London,
Who Is The Sender? sees Bill expanding upon themes he has touched on from the beginning, spiritual and philosophical questions, observations about the natural world and the people in the city he has lived in all his life.
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>Orgone – Beyond The Sun CD (Shanachie)
Orgone is one of the most exciting bands in the new generation of funk bands; led by the powerhouse vocals of Adryon de Leon, Orgone recalls such legendary groups as Rufus and Sly & The Family Stone at their best. The band has backed Alicia Keys on her
As I Am album and Cee Lo Green on his Grammy-winning track "Fool For You."

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sweet vinyl gems...

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The Horace Silver Quintet Plus J.J. Johnson – The Cape Verdean Blues [Reissue/1965] LP (Blue Note)
The Cape Verdean Blues is an album by the Horace Silver Quintet, led by jazz pianist Horace Silver. The quintet is joined on half of these tracks by trombonist J.J. Johnson, with whom Silver had been eager to work for some time. The album was inspired by Silver's father, John Tavares Silva, who was born in Cape Verde. Part of Blue Note's 75 Anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.
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Mike Viola – Stairway To Paradise 7" (Pax Americana)
New single from the guitarist for Ryan Adams And The Shining.
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>Modest Mouse
– Interstate 8 [Reissue/1996] CD/LP (Glacial Pace)
– Building Nothing Out Of Something [Reissue/1999] CD/LP (Glacial Pace)
This is a reissue of Modest Mouse's 1996 EP
Interstate 8 EP, which includes six tracks recorded live in Sunburst, Montana. In addition to the CD reissue, this is the first time it being made available on vinyl. Building Something Out Of Nothing compiles assorted tracks from the Interstate 8 EP, as well as tracks from the Never Ending Math Equation, Life Of Arctic Sounds, Broke, and Other People's Lives singles.

>>more vinyl love...

 

up-front pre-order magic...

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>CALEXICO - Edge Of The Sun (Black vinyl edition) LP
out 28 APRIL 2015...
Calexico is no stranger to negotiating borders. For the better part of two decades, eight albums, and countless trips around the globe, Joey Burns and John Convertino have crossed musical barriers with their band, embracing a multitude of diverse styles.
ORDER FROM OUR ONLINE SHOP AND YOU'LL AUTOMAGICALLY BE ENTERED TO WIN AN **AUTOGRAPHED** COPY OF THE LP!!!
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>MIKAL CRONIN - MCII (CLEAR vinyl edition) LP
out 05 MAY 2015...
As he did on his self-titled 2011 debut and 2013’s MCII, Cronin arranged and played nearly all of the record himself, including the tzouras, a traditional Greek string instrument he heard and subsequently bought while on tour in Athens. There’s French horn, saxophone, and trumpet. There are mood-altering crescendos and heartbreaking turns-of-phrase, guitars both gorgeous and pugnacious. No longer satisfied with the sound of "just one string player," Cronin arranged parts for a full string quartet instead.

>>more pre-order action...

 

other essential happenings...

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MIKE ADAMS AT HIS HONEST WEIGHT / METAVARI / WET BLANKETS
FIRST FRIDAY, 01 MAY 2015 7PM
AT
JOYFUL NOISE RECORDINGS
ESSENTIAL FIRST FRIDAY GET-DOWN!
Bloomington + Ft. Wayne + Bloomington = YES!

100% of your donations go to the artists you're going to see...
 

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...
 

more freshness...

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>THE U-TURN ORBIT—A TURNTABLE BUILT FOR VINYL LOVERS!
Available in white or black—this Orbit Turntable also comes with: a precision machined
CLEAR acrylic platter, a pre-installed Audio-Technica AT95E cartridge, Orbit's unipivot tonearm and dust cover — as well as all required cables.
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RECORD STORE DAY 2015 @ LUNA music!
SATURDAY, APRIL 18 8:00AM - 9:00PM

BLOCK PARTY STYLEE!


>BEST ONE YET, IN OUR CORNER OF THE WORLD!

>THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT CAME BY TO PARTY!

>SHOUTS AND HUGS TO: oj, nat, busman's, frankie and fingers, mike adams and crew, vacation club, ghost gun, tubb$ & ldlwoj, dj alex, laundro, ben hunt, erin k. drew, bee coffee, citizen's hash, upland beer, and all the party people on the 52!

>>>we love you!!! tLc
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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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THIRD MAN RECORDS ROLLING RECORD STORE
THIS THURSDAY, 02 APRIL 2015
4:00PM - 7:00PM

Our pals from Nashville will be bringing their rad yellow truck—to our corner of the world!

Stop by LUNA, starting at 4PM, to check out the goodness Jack & Co. are sending our way—it's always a super nice time...

THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT STOPPED BY! IT IS ALWAYS RAD!!
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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 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…
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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 Spring staple...
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THANK YOU!
LIGHTS
SATURDAY, 07 MARCH 2015 2:00PM
THANKS TO EVERYONE who came out to our righteous, acoustic in-store/autograph sesh from LIGHTS!
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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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LUNA+TURNTABLE KITCHEN...
The lovely SF Turntable Kitchen has been kind enough to include some (digital) ink about us, on their site—we dig their smart/rad Pairings Box set up! Thanks for the love!
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THANK YOU!
LOW

MONDAY, 20 OCTOBER 2014 7:00PM
THANKS TO EVERYONE (esp. Alan, Mimi, Steve, and Tom) who came to our first, in a series of performances and events celebrating 20 years of LUNA music.

It was certainly a magical night. . .
fotos:
Doug Fellegy
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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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IT'S BLUE NOTE'S 75th ANNIVERSARY—AND THEY'VE MADE US AN AUTHORIZED DEALER!
Blue Note Records, now headed by musician Don Was, will be celebrating their 75th Anniversary in 2014, and they want to include record stores in the party. LUNA is one of "the special group of stores, who focus on the stock, customer service and overall excellence that the Blue Note customer will come to expect."

And as part of the 75th anniversary celebration, Blue Note will be reissuing titles every month—and LUNA will have these windowed, exclusive titles in stock!
Be certain to ask for your BLUE NOTE SLIPMAT, when you pick up three or more titles!
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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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NEW KYLE FIELD MAGIC!
>Kyle Field LUNA music 2014 T-Shirt
No better time to drop a future classic, than RSD! This year, old pal, Kyle Field (aka Little Wings aka the artist responsible for this year's Grateful Dead RSD artwork) has done us a lovely hand illustration—executed with a triple-split fountain, on an AA New Silver shirt...
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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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IT'S BLUE NOTE'S 75th ANNIVERSARY—AND THEY'VE MADE US AN AUTHORIZED DEALER!
Blue Note Records, now headed by musician Don Was, will be celebrating their 75th Anniversary in 2014, and they want to include record stores in the party. LUNA is one of "the special group of stores, who focus on the stock, customer service and overall excellence that the Blue Note customer will come to expect."

And as part of the 75th anniversary celebration, Blue Note will be reissuing titles every month—and LUNA will have these windowed, exclusive titles in stock!
Be certain to ask for your BLUE NOTE SLIPMAT, when you pick up three or more titles!
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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…

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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...

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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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NEW VOLUMES AND SERIES RESTOCK ON THE RAD '33 1/3' BOOK SERIES...
'Dummy', 'Fear of Music', 'Endtroducing…', 'Meat Is Murder', 'Paul's Boutique', 'Shoot Out the Lights', 'Illmatic', 'Tusk', 'Spiderland' are just a few examples of some of the titles, in the series—check the entire catalog, the next time you are in...
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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...