free, in-store performances and events...

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LIGHTS
ACOUSTIC IN-STORE PERFORMANCE / SIGNING
THIS SATURDAY, 07 MARCH 2015 2:00PM
We've got a special, last-minute little get down!

THIS Saturday, stop by the 52 and check out a righteous, acoustic in-store/autograph sesh from LIGHTS!

If you haven't been able to stop listening to 'Little Machines,' this is an ideal opportunity to hear these songs in a different/lovely light (no pun intended).

The band is also
at Deluxe, later that night, for the full-on show—be sure to check them out...
 

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

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>Purity Ring – Another Eternity CD/LP+MP3 (4AD)
"Given the gauzy, atmospheric sound of Purity Ring's debut album (2012's
Shrines) and their presence on 4AD (the label that came to prominence in the ‘80s on the backs of ethereal, proto-shoegaze groups like Cocteau Twins and Dead Can Dance), the Canadian duo would probably be easiest classified as dream-pop. What the twosome's second album Another Eternity makes clear, however, is that at heart, Megan James and Corin Roddick are far more interested in the pop side of that genre equation" – Spin. (Limited quantities pressed on clear vinyl.)
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>Ata Kak – Obaa Sima CD/LP/Cassette (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
Ata Kak's cassette
Obaa Sima fell on deaf ears when it was self-released in Ghana and Canada in 1994. The music on the recording—an amalgam of highlife, Twi-language rap, funk and disco—is presented with the passion of a Prince record and the DIY-bedroom-recording lo-fi charm of early Chicago house music. The astute self-taught song craft and visionary blend of sounds and rhythms has made the album a left-field cult favorite.
 

LUNA is 20!

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We turned 20 years old, on 20 December 2014—and are taking a year to celebrate!

We'll be hosting special in-stores and events, throughout 2015, to ring in our 20th year!

And EACH MONTH we will be giving away some super nice/sometimes rare prizes to lucky winners—all for FREE!

Simply register to win the next time you are at the shop or you can automatically be put in the hat, if you place an
online order!

THIS MONTH we are celebrating the release of the first Sleater-Kinney album in almost forever! Be certain to pick up the new full-length, '
No Cities To Love,'—out NOW!

Below is the running list of items given away and to be given away—jump in, you can't lose!


>DECEMBER 2014:
ALL FIVE LED ZEPPELIN SUPER DELUXE BOX SETS and a LED ZEPPELIN PROMOTIONAL RECORD CASE

>JANUARY 2015:
SLEATER-KINNEY -
START TOGETHER OUT-OF-PRINT 7-LP COLORED VINYL BOX SET W/BOOK AND ART PRINT!
 

new merch to keep you warm...

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>the LUNA music Nat Russell yeti Sweatshirt
Behold! The second-ever LUNA sweatshirt!
Printed on super soft Alternative Apparel—
Nat Russell's rad yeti gets the navy and gold treatment, this time out. This one will help you out of the woods...
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>the LUNA music iwant probe Sweatshirt
Behold! The first-ever LUNA sweatshirt!
Printed on super soft Alternative Apparel (click
HERE, to really see the detail)—John Gilsenan, of London-based iwant design, has turned out a completely modern take on our classic logo that is deep in detail (we love the swimming pool and the cassette deck), that simply takes the cake...
 

sweet vinyl gems...

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>Crooked Books – Endtimes Forever LP (Jurassic Pop Records)
According to rumor, Cooked Books was born from a Craigslist ad which read simply "Psych/Garage/Loud". Within months they quickly developed a reputation for being the most exciting live band in the crowded Bloomington, IN scene. On their sophomore record Cooked Books rededicate themselves to their original mantra in a big way. Recorded live to 1/4" tape in Indiana’s most infamous basement studio, Magnetic South, 'Endtimes Forever' captures all the raw, dirt-glam chaos of their live performances.
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>LOADS of Third Man Records titles!
A new
Jack White (with a non-LP flip), a LIVE set from Parquet Courts, and FOUR new White Stripes singles reissues!
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>Metavari - Moonless LP (s/r)
Fantastic vinyl debut (on limited colored vinyl, no less) by Fort Wayne's Metavari!
Successfully marrying modern production (that still retains the lush instrumental landscapes they're known for) with rich throwbacks and sharp dance beats—'Moonless' is an electronic record with pop sensibility and tons of 80's analog style…
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>No Age – Weirdo Rippers [Reissue/2007] 2xLP (FatCat)
Tracking down all of No Age's early 7-inches on the cheap might be a tall order these days, so the punk band has done vinyl fans a solid and repressed their 2007 singles compendium,
Weirdo Rippers.

>>more vinyl love...

 

LUNA music essentials...

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>Cannibal Ox – Blade Of The Ronin CD (iHipHop Distribution)
Vast Aire and Vordul Mega (collectively known as Cannibal Ox) return with their sophomore album,
Blade Of The Ronin. Here the duo is joined by MF doom, U-God of Wu-Tang Clan, Elzhi, Artifacts and others.
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>Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds – Chasing Yesterday CD/2xCD/LP (Sour Mash)
Chasing Yesterday marks a new chapter and sound for Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. It's the first album to be produced as well as written by Noel and features a much broader array of instrumentation than ever before; the result is a rich, expansive and multi-layered record, drawing from a range of disparate influences - from west coast rock to classic rock & roll and even some space jazz (!) -- whilst still being very obviously a completely cohesive body of work. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds a bonus CD containing four additional tracks.
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>of Montreal – Aureate Gloom CD/LP+MP3 (Polyvinyl)
"A golden despondency" is how Kevin Barnes translates the meaning behind
Aureate Gloom, the title he gave of Montreal's thirteenth full-length album. The oxymoron is one Barnes says best describes the overall state of his life and mental outlook while working on the record — penning lyrics so personal they sound like entries ripped from a journal that should be permanently kept under lock and key.

>>more essentials...

up-front pre-order magic...

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>MARK KOZELEK - Live At Biko (BLACK vinyl edition) 2-LP set
out 24 MARCH 2015...
Limited to 2000 copies, worldwide, best not to sleep on this one!
We are being told that it is **only** being pressed on BLACK vinyl.
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>GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR - Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress (BLACK 180 Gram edition) LP
out 31 MARCH 2015...
Godspeed You! Black Emperor (GYBE) returns with its first single LP-length release since the group's earliest days in 1997-99. 'Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress' clocks in at a succinct 40:23 and is arguably the most focused and best-sounding recording of the band's career. Following Godspeed's return from a long hiatus at the end of 2010 to begin playing live shows again, and with the hugely acclaimed 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!' release in 2012 marking their first new release in a decade.
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>WAXAHATCHEE - Ivy Tripp (Orange & White SWIRL vinyl edition) LP
out 07 APRIL 2015...
Recorded and engineered by Kyle Gilbride of Wherever Audio at Crutchfield's home on New York's Long Island—with drums recorded in the gym of a local elementary school—Ivy Tripp presents a more developed and aged version of Waxahatchee. "The title Ivy Tripp is really just a term I made up for directionless-ness, specifically of the 20-something, 30-something, 40-something of today, lacking regard for the complaisant life path of our parents and grandparents. I have thought of it like this: [Waxahatchee’s last album] Cerulean Salt is a solid and Ivy Tripp is a gas."
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>CALEXICO - Edge Of The Sun (Black vinyl edition) LP
out 14 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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>ALABAMA SHAKES - Sound & Color (Clear vinyl edition) LP
out 21 APRIL 2015...
Pre-order the new release from Alabama Shakes (either in-store or online) and you'll receive a WHITE vinyl 7" single—FREE! This rad piece of 7" magic also has a non-lp track!
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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...

 

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 LUNA music Nat Russell yeti Sweatshirt
Behold! The second-ever LUNA sweatshirt!
Printed on super soft Alternative Apparel—
Nat Russell's rad yeti gets the navy and gold treatment, this time out. This one will help you out of the woods...
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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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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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>the LUNA music iwant probe Sweatshirt
Behold! The first-ever LUNA sweatshirt!
Printed on super soft Alternative Apparel (click
HERE, to really see the detail)—John Gilsenan, of London-based iwant design, has turned out a completely modern take on our classic logo that is deep in detail (we love the swimming pool and the cassette deck), that simply takes the cake...

>>grab one...

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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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>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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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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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…

>>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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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...