free, in-store performances and events...

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JOHN DAVEY IN-STORE PERFORMANCE
THIS FRIDAY, 03 OCTOBER 2014 5:00PM
We are stoked to have John Davey popping in the 52 to perform, acoustically, songs from the his brand new album, 'Living Is Trying,' before kicking off his Autumn tour with Moor Hound!

Just out on
Dilated Time Records, we'll have copies of 'Living Is Trying' for purchase, in advance of the official release date!

Sounds begin at 5:00, so you'll have time to catch him on your way home from work...
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FLYING LOTUS LISTENING PARTY / TEST PRESSING GIVEAWAY
THIS SUNDAY, 05 OCTOBER 2014 1:00PM
Join us THIS SUNDAY, 05 October, to get a preview of the brand new Flying Lotus album, 'You're Dead!'—in full!

Pre-order the album (out 10/7) on @WarpRecords and grab one of the limited art cards, designed by Shintaro Kago, made exclusively for this listening event!!!

Your
pre-order also automatically enters you to win a VERY RARE test pressing of 'You're Dead!'

Get down...
 
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MONDAY, 20 OCTOBER 2014 7:00PM

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

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>Lucinda Williams – Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone CD/2xLP+CD (Highway 20)
Recorded off and on between September of 2013 through March of 2014,
Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone finds Lucinda tapping into her southern roots for this double album, which features guest appearances by Greg Leisz, Tony Joe White, Pete Thomas, Gia Ciambotti, Bill Frisell and Jakob Dylan.
>>GRAB A FREE, SILK-SCREENED POSTER, WHEN YOU PICK UP LUCINDA'S NEW ALBUM!
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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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>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...
 

LUNA music essentials...

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>Lee Gamble – Koch CD/2xLP (Pan)
Sharing some stylistic affinity with his previous records, which excavated his deeply personal history with UK jungle and rave, and techno, this new work dives even deeper to reveal a singular and intimate musical vantage point, shifting to approaching music as projection, state, hallucination, an other place. With
Koch we experience an artist constructing a future after time spent deconstructing the past. If you dig recent stuff on Modern Love (Andy Stott, Demdike Stare, Miles, G.H.), then you need to own this album.
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>Prince – ART OFFICIAL AGE CD (WB)
While it plays like a classic Prince album, produced, arranged, composed, and performed by the Man in Purple,
ART OFFICIAL AGE is also a contemporary concoction of soul, R&B and funk.
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>The Rural Alberta Advantage – Mended With Gold CD/LP (Saddle Creek)
Mended With Gold is the third album from the Canadian folk indie folk outfit. The ideas and moods created in these songs tie back to the album title Mended With Gold, embracing the idea that the breakage and repair of an object becomes part of its unique history and ultimately makes it more valuable instead of a blemish to disguise. The Rural Alberta Advantage have taken all of their successes, losses, adventures, and heartbreaks over the past few years, and forged them together into an unforgettably powerful work of beauty. (Limited vinyl version pressed on clear wax with metallic gold splatter.)
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>Oasis – (What's The Story) Morning Glory? [Reissue/1995] CD/3xCD/2xLP+MP3 (Big Brother Recordings)
Oasis' multi-platinum follow up to
Definitely Maybe has been remastered reissued as a standard single-disc as well as Deluxe triple-CD and double-LP set (which features a digital download bundle of all bonus CD content). Previously unheard demos of She's Electric and Rockin Chair recorded at Mark Coyle's Manchester studio. Highlights of the bonus material: Demos of "Some Might Say," "Hey Now," and "Bonehead's Bank Holiday" recorded by Mark Coyle for the first time at the band's soundcheck at Club Quattro in Tokyo in September 1994; Live recordings from legendary gigs such as Knebworth House, Maine Road Stadium, Earls Court, and Bath Pavilion' All of the Morning Glory B-sides including "Talk Tonight," "Acquiesce," "The Masterplan," and "Underneath The Sky." (Also available as a Super Deluxe set which includes three CDs, two LPs, a cassette, plus a 7'' and 12'' single.)

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sweet vinyl gems...

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Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues [Pink Vinyl] LP (Total Treble)
Courtney Barnett – The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas [Pink Vinyl] LP (Mom+Pop)
In This Moment – Blood [Pink Vinyl] LP (Century Media)
Jason Isbell – Southeastern [Pink Vinyl] LP (Southeastern)
Lucius – Wide Woman [Pink Vinyl] LP+MP3 (Mom+Pop)
Nothing – Guilty Of Everything [Pink Vinyl] LP (Relapse)
Me First And The Gimme Gimmes – Are We Not Men? We Are Diva! [Pink Vinyl] LP+MP3 (Fat Wreck Chords)
Kellie Pickler – The Woman I Am [Pink Vinyl] LP (Black River Entertainment)
St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Half The City [Pink Vinyl] LP+MP3 (Single Lock)
Temples – Sun Structures [Pink Vinyl] LP+MP3 (Fat Possum)
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RADNESS! Ten artists reissue their most recent LPs on pink vinyl to raise breast cancer awareness.
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Thievery Corporation
– Sounds From The Thievery Hi-Fi [Reissue/1997] 2xLP (Eighteenth Street Lounge)
– The Mirror Conspiracy [Reissue/2000] 2xLP (Eighteenth Street Lounge)
– The Richest Man In Babylon [Reissue/2002] 2xLP (Eighteenth Street Lounge)
Vinyl reissues now now available.
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>Yuuki Matthews - 'Funny Morning' LP (Flannelgraph)
Clocking in at 39:45, this 12" showcases the Matthews composition "Funny Morning", a remix of the song by the legendary Richard Swift, as well as two instrumental pieces, "Generations" and "Chrysanthemum (Slow)". While the music recalls the beauty of classic pieces like Eno's "Discreet Music" or Ashra's "Ocean of Tenderness", it is thoroughly modern. It's the sound of today…

>>more vinyl love...

 

up-front pre-orders...

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>Margot & The Nuclear So And So's Tell More About Evil
GREEN vinyl LP w/DVD
Out 18 November 2014

Limited, rad vinyl soundtrack, from the film, 'Tell Me More About Evil (a film about margot & the nuclear so and so's).'

Pre-order from LUNA—you will automatically be entered into a drawing to win a SIGNED TEST PRESSING! Get yours...
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>LILY & MADELEINE - Fumes
CLEAR vinyl LP
Out 28 October 2014

Sophomore effort from local sisters, Lily & Madeleine! If you've not heard these two sing together—run, don't walk!
Get yours...

>>PLEASE NOTE: THE COLOR OF VINYL HAS CHANGED ON THIS PRESSING.
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>FLYING LOTUS - You're Dead
Independent record store 4-LP BOX SET
Out 07 October 2014

You’re Dead! is a shamanic pilgrimage into the psychedelic unknown of the infinite afterlife. A sonic, visual and metaphysical fusion of technological innovation and technical virtuosity that amounts to a transcendent, mind-expanding plasm that could only exist between our world and another. The enduring universe of Lotus’ supporting cast has expanded and evolved to feature in order of appearance, Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar, Captain Murphy, Snoop Dogg, Angel Deradoorian, Thundercat, Niki Randa, alongside mind blowing original artwork by Japanese comic book artist Shintaro Kago.
Get yours...

>>more pre-orders...

 

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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NEW ON THE BOOKSHELF!
>The Pitchfork Review – Issue 2 Book+7" (The Pitchfork Review)
The second edition of the perfect-bound quarterly music publication featuring contributions from the Pitchfork staff and edited by JC Gabel of Stop Smiling. Combining new long-form feature stories, photography, illustrations, & other ephemera w/selected recent pieces from P4K, Issue 2 features an appreciation of Ellen Willis, an unpublished profile of Kate Bush, Michael A. Gonzales on gangsta rap after being shot, comics and illustrations galore, and
a limited edition 7" featuring unreleased tracks from Kurt Vile and Watery Love.
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CASSETTE STORE DAY / SIDEWALK SALE
SATURDAY, 27 SEPTEMBER 2014 10:00AM - ???
Being lovers of all things analog—we wanted to celebrate on the 27th!

Stop by on the 27th and see what kinds of exclusive magic we have in store for you—as per usual, we are going to make it a party—we'll have loads of $1 LPs and cheepo CDs, out on our sidewalk for you to peruse, too!

More details to follow...
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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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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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DIG THE NEW LUNA EARPLUGS!
Don't forget to grab a pair of the new LUNA earplugs, before you head out to your favorite Summer festival or 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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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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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 Summer festival or show! Killer ear protection and a lovely, reusable container...

>>more lovelies...

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GRADO LABS CARTRIDGES AND HEADPHONES NOW IN-STOCK!
We have just started carrying these fantastic, award-winning audio components from our new partners, Grado Labs.

If you are looking for a reasonably priced pair of excellent over-the-ear headphones or need to replace a worn out cartridge—this is the perfect balance of quality AND price!

Stop by soon to check out the full line!
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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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ICED COFFEE=YES!
TRY OUR NEW SUMMER
COLD BREW!
>the LUNA music / Baldwin's Beans 15- 40 WEIGHT COLD BREW!
If you are a fan of cold, motor-oil type darkness—you'll want to cold brew a batch of this up.
Easy as pie to make (just fill up a container with coffee, filtered water and pop it in the 'fridge) and DEF. easy to drink...
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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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NAT RUSSELL / RSD 2014 ACTION!
>Nat Russell LUNA music RSD 2014 T-Shirt / Tote
Crooked Arm, on the one—once again! Part 'Goo,' part PE, part Pettibon, and DEF all Nat—you'll wanna peep this nod to the future, up close and personal!

>>check out more LUNA shirts...

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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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THANKS AGAIN FOR VOTING US INDIANAPOLIS' #1 MUSIC SHOP, EIGHTH YEAR IN A ROW, IN NUVO NEWSWEEKLY'S BEST OF INDY POLL!
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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...