free, in-store performances and events...

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TV MIKE AND THE SCARECROWES IN-STORE PERFORMANCE!
THIS SATURDAY, 29 AUGUST 2015 @ 2:00PM
Once Bloomington-based and now out in the Bay—stop in for an in-store performance from Michael Klinge & Co.—bringing their "Cosmic American Folk Stomp," to the 52!

BE CERTAIN TO CATCH THEIR LIVE SHOW, AT THE
WHITE RABBIT, ON 03 SEPTEMBER 2015, TOO!
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DAVE SEGEDY (he of SLEEPING BAG) IN-STORE PERFORMANCE!
THURSDAY, 03 SEPTEMBER 2015 @ 6:00PM

Dave's hittin' the road again this Sept. playing his solo songs—but only playing record stores!

We are stoked to hear new tunes from D! Stop by the shop to check out one of LUNA's faves—you'll be pleased you did!!!
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DURAN DURAN LISTENING PARTY / GIANT GIVEAWAY!
FRIDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER 2015 all day...

20th anniversary magic! Not only for LUNA, but for Duran Duran, too!
To help celebrate the release of DD's 'Paper Gods,' we'll be giving away:
-1 Turntable (!)
-1 Test Pressing of 'Paper Gods'
-1 regular LP 'Paper Gods'
-1 DLX CD of 'Rio'
-6 AUTOGRAPHED postcards
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'POGUE OUT WALKING' WORLD PREMIERE FEATURING A LIVE PERFORMANCE FROM WILLIAM TYLER!
SUNDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER @ 4:00PM

LUNA music (along with StreamLines, Sound Expeditions, and TEAM Records) is super stoked to offer up one of our most intriguing in-store events—EVER!

Starting at an intimate music/science mashup hosted by 
Stuart Hyatt, this event will also feature: science field notes presented by Fikru Hailu, a LIVE performance of "Pogue out Walking" by William Tyler and Rich Komenich, and lastly, the premiere of the short film "What is the City Hiding" by Jonathan Frey!

"Pogue Out Walking" is an epic 13-minute composition for spoken word, guitar, and processed field recordings. The monologue was written by
Ben H. Winters, an Indianapolis-based mystery writer best known for his Last Policeman trilogy. The music was composed and performed by William Tyler, with Rich Komenich provided the narration. "Pogue Out Walking" imagines George Pogue coming back to life only to discover that his namesake creek had been buried under the city of Indianapolis. This will be the first time the piece has been performed LIVE.

FIELD WORKS is a music collective that explores place through recorded sound. The group gets its name from the sciences, using observation and experimentation to create the narrative elements of location-based music. This second album, 'Pogue's Run,' follows a humble waterway through urban neighborhoods in Indianapolis. From its source, through the city, into a mysterious three-mile underground tunnel, and finally to the White River, Pogue's Run represents the ongoing tension between nature and civilization...
 

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

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>BEACH HOUSE - Depression Cherry CD/LP+MP3 (Loser Edition on CLEAR vinyl)
Fifth album from the Baltimore, MD duo of Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally. "If you view a band as a long-term artistic project, then Beach House have always been perfect. Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally have done everything right: They’ve found the ideal balance of dim, lush tones; their sound progresses at a graceful, even clip; they leave just the right amount of time between albums. Even their name is perfect: Beach houses are rickety, inviting spaces that, by nature of their existence, live outside of time. If a beach house were to change noticeably—if that paperback you left there last May isn’t still sitting upside-down and open to the same page, gathering dust on the same shelf you left it—you'd be upset." [BNM/8.4] -- Pitchfork
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>DESTROYER - Poison Season CD/(Limited Edition CLEAR vinyl) 2-LP
Poison Season opens with Vancouver native Dan Bejar swathed in Hunky Dory strings. He’s a dashboard Bowie surveying four wracked characters—Jesus, Jacob, Judy, Jack—simultaneously Biblical and musical theatre. This bittersweet, Times Square-set fanfare is reprised twice more on the record—first as swaying, saxophone-stoked "street-rock" and then finally as a curtain-closing reverie. Mr. Bejar has long displayed a chameleonic instinct for change while maintaining a unified aesthetic (rather than just pinballing between reference points). No two records sound the same, but they’re always uniquely Destroyer. His latest incarnation often appears to take sonic cues from a distinctly British (usually Scottish, to be precise) strain of sophisti-pop: you might hear traces of Aztec Camera, Prefab Sprout, Orange Juice, or The Blow Monkeys. These songs merge a casual literary brilliance with intense melodic verve, nimble arrangements, and a certain blue-eyed soul sadness.
 

new freshness to keep you kitted...

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>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 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 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...

 

LUNA music essentials...

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>Foals – What Went Down CD/CD+DVD/LP+MP3 (WB)
All of the truly transformative and era-defining albums have grappled with questions that are a world away from the bland bleatings of homogenized pop. Permanence and impermanence, life and death, solitude, vulnerability, intimacy, passion, rage, humanity - weighty issues that make demands of the people creating that music, and of all those who listen to it, too.
What Went Down confronts these issues head-on. "The band have characterized What Went Down as their heaviest album yet, and it certainly rages with a fresh fire: the title track’s descending chord-sequence is the closest they’ll get to 'I Want To Be Your Dog.’ But by the same token, the nibbly little guitar and hi-hat of 'Birch Tree’ is the closest they’ll come to disco, an indication of their ambitions" – The Independent. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds a four track DVD featuring the making-of-the-album documentary entitled "Crème Anglaise," the video for title track "What Went Down," and two Poolside Sessions.
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>Yo La Tengo – Stuff Like That There CD/LP+MP3 (Matador)
This 14 song collection of covers (The Cure, Hank Williams, The Lovin’ Spoonful and more), originals and reworking(s) happens to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Yo La Tengo’s landmark 1990 album,
Fakebook. Recorded with Gene Holder (The Feelies), Stuff Like That There, the trio of Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew is augmented by guitarist and former Yo La Tengo member Dave Schramm, with James negotiating the wonders of the upright bass for the first time.
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>The Weeknd –Beauty Behind The Madness CD (Republic)
Beauty Behind The Madness is the second studio album by The Weeknd, and features guest appearances from Labrinth, Ed Sheeran and Lana Del Rey. "Beauty Behind The Madness is the moment Tesfaye takes all the free-floating anxiety and fear and cold, clammy darkness that’s been in his music since day one and turns it into pure big-tent pop gold. I never would’ve imagined that the guy singing vaporous sex jams over Beach House samples a few years ago would become one of the world’s biggest and greatest pop stars in a very short time, but here we are. BBTM is a total and unabashed sellout move, and that’s one of the best things about it. It shows what happens when an artist gives in to his commercial instincts and, in the process, finds his voice." – Stereogum

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sweet vinyl gems...

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The Jam
– In The City [Reissue/1977] LP (Polydor/UMGD)
– This Is The Modern World [Reissue/1977] LP (Polydor/UMGD)
– All Mod Cons [Reissue/1978] LP (Polydor/UMGD)
– Setting Sons [Reissue/1979] LP (Polydor/UMGD)
– Sound Affects [Reissue/1980] LP (Polydor/UMGD)
– The Gift [Reissue/1982] LP (Polydor/UMGD)
All five albums by the legendary British mod/punk trio are back in print on vinyl.
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The Zombies – Odyssey And Oracle [Reissue/1968] LP (Varese Sarabande)
One of Rolling Stone magazine's Top 100 greatest rock albums of all time. Long out of print on vinyl, it was released for RSD 2014 as a HQ-180gm limited edition. This standard weight version is an essential album for any collector, and features the band's biggest hit, "Time Of The Season."
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Faith No More
– The Real Thing [Reissue/1989] 2xLP (Rhino)
– Angel Dust [Reissue/1992] 2xLP (Rhino)
Recently reissued on CD – now available on vinyl. Deluxe double vinyl LP pressings include the original release accompanied by a second LP filled with rarities related to the album. After extensive touring for their 1989 album
The Real Thing, the band returned in 1992 with Angel Dust. It climbed to Number 10 on the US album charts and would later be recognized as one of the most influential releases of the era. The album swings between extremes-aggressive and disturbing, but also beautiful and soothing-showing off every facet of the band's quirky eloquence on such diverse tracks as "Midlife Crisis," "Jizzlobber," "R.V." and "Small Victory."
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>The Replacements – The Twin/Tone Years 4xLP (Rhino)
New limited-edition, numbered box set which collects The Replacements' Twin/Tone discography:
Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash (1981), the Stink EP (1982), Hootenanny (1983) and Let It Be (1984).

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up-front pre-order magic...

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>TELEKINESIS - Ad Infinitum (WHITE vinyl edition with AUTOGRAPHED poster) LP
out 18 SEPTEMBER 2015…
Telekinesis is the songwriting vehicle of Seattle drummer Michael Benjamin Lerner, whose music splits the difference between summery indie rock and buoyant power pop. 'Ad Infinitum' is his best work to date!
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>HeCTA - The Diet (RED vinyl edition with AUTOGRAPHED poster) LP
out 18 SEPTEMBER 2015…
Using the idea of combining the notion of "song" and elements from stand-up comedy, and electronic music and a shared love of the electronic form and its many permutations, HeCTA respectfully, playfully explored and experimented to make 'The Diet'.


HeCTA is Scott Martin (drums, percussion, piano, synths, programming, editing), Ryan Norris (synthesizers, vocoder, electric guitar, electric bass, synth bass, programming, editing), and Kurt Wagner (voice, keyboards, programming, editing).

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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...
 

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 TIME OUT we are celebrating the release of the venerable French duo, Air, and their reissue campaign for their back catalog, by giving away an entire set of reissues—on the vinyl LP format!

Right on...
 

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…

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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...

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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...

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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...