free, in-store performances and events...

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J DILLA DONUTS DAY
SATURDAY, 07 FEBRUARY 2015 all day...

Released on 07 February 2006, Mr. James Yancey's 'Donuts' holds a special place in our hearts—and we hope yours too.

In honor of Dilla, we'll be playing 'Donuts' on and off, all day, and giving away delicious donuts from Taylor's Bakery!

Pop by the 52 and help us celebrate one of hip-hop's most innovative and endearing producers...
 

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

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>Belle & SebastianGirls In Peacetime Want To Dance CD/2xCD/2xLP/4xLP+MP3 (Matador)
Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance is the long-awaited follow-up to 2010's Write About Love. Produced and mixed at Maze Studios in Atlanta by Ben H. Allen III, best known for his work with Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, and Raury, among others, the band -- who have been listening vintage Detroit techno and Giorgio Moroder -- have brought a dance party element into their gorgeous tales of sensitive souls navigating a world gone awry. (Vinyl edition is available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe features four extra songs plus extended mixes of two album tracks and a poster. Packaged in an outer box with four individual LPs with unique album art. Includes a download card for all of the tracks.)
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>Sleater-KinneyNo Cities To Love CD/LP+MP3/LP+12"+MP3 (Sub Pop)
No Cities To Love is the first album in ten years by Sleater-Kinney (guitarist/vocalist Carrie Brownstein, vocalist/guitarist Corin Tucker, and drummer Janet Weiss), who came crashing out of the '90s Pacific Northwest riot grrrl scene, setting a new bar for punk's political insight and emotional impact. Formed in Olympia, WA in 1994, Sleater-Kinney were hailed as "America's best rock band" by Greil Marcus in Time Magazine, and put out seven searing albums in ten years before going on indefinite hiatus in 2006. No Cities To Love was produced by the band's longtime collaborator John Goodmanson and is available on CD and in Regular (black) and Deluxe (HQ-180gm white) editions on vinyl. Deluxe also adds a bonus 12", poster, and custom slipcase.
 

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!

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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>Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Mosaic [Reissue/1961] LP (Blue Note)
An explosive session from an expanded edition of the Jazz Messengers – recorded at a key point when Art Blakey moved the group up to six members instead of five! Although bigger than the group on most Jazz Messenger Blue Notes, the sextet have an energy that's almost tighter – a sense of poise, focus, and vision that's not just driven by Blakey's drum kit alone – but by the kind of unique magic that only happens during rare groupings in classic jazz.


>Herbie Hancock
– Empyrean Isles [Reissue/1964] LP (Blue Note)
A lyrical masterpiece from the mid-60's. Freddie Hubbard and Herbie trade lines on extended compositions, as Herbie shows the world that he's more than just a soul jazz player by coming up with some of the most spiritual work of his career. Of course, that doesn't displace the treasure that is the original version of "Cantaloupe Island", the one that's been sampled by US3, but the album also includes lots of other nice moody tracks like "Oliloqui Valley" and "The Egg."

>Jason Moran
– Soundtrack To Human Emotion [1999] LP (Blue Note)
Jason Moran's debut recording as a leader,
Soundtrack to Human Motion, finds the Houston-born pianist in the company of Greg Osby (saxophone), Eric Harland (drums), Stefon Harris (vibraphone) and Lonnie Plaxico (bass), and was released on the Blue Note label in 1999 to great critical acclaim with Ben Ratliff of The New York Times naming it the "Best Album Of The Year" and the Jazz Journalists Association awarding it "Best Debut Recording."

>Wayne Shorter
– Adam's Apple [Reissue/1966] LP (Blue Note)
Adam's Apple by Grammy-Award winner Wayne Shorter was recorded in 1966 and was Shorter's tenth album. The album includes the first recording of Shorter's composition "Footprints" which was later recorded by the Miles Davis Quintet.

>Cecil Taylor – Unit Structure [Reissue/1966] LP (Blue Note)
One of Cecil's two Blue Note recordings, and a large group session that includes Eddie Gale, Jimmy Lyons, Ken McIntyre, Henry Grimes, and Andrew Cyrille. The record's probably one of the most out recordings ever on the label, and tracks are based on a system of energy and impulses described by Taylor in the notes.
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>Aphex TwinComputer Controlled Acoustic Instruments, Pt. 2 CDEP/12" (Warp)
New and unheard material from Richard D. James as Aphex Twin following his first new album in 13 years,
Syro. Total runtime of over 28 minutes. Artwork by The Designers Republic.
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>Dr. DogLive At A Flamingo Hotel 2xLP+MP3 (Anti)
After seven studio albums, Dr. Dog finally release a live compilation.
Live At A Flamingo Hotel is a 19-track album encompassing the group's live concert legacy.

**PURCHASE FROM OUR
ONLINE SHOP OR AT OUR BRICK AND MORTAR LOCATION AND YOU'LL BE ENTERED TO WIN AN **AUTOGRAPHED** COPY OF THE LP!

>>more vinyl love...

 

LUNA music essentials...

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>Viet Cong – Viet Cong CD/LP (Jagjaguwar)
Debut LP from Calgary outfit Viet Cong, featuring former Women members Matt Flegel and Michael Wallace. Recorded in a barn-turned-studio in rural Ontario, the seven songs that make up
Viet Cong were born largely on the road, when Flegel and bandmates Mike Wallace, Scott Munro and Daniel Christiansen embarked on a 50-date tour that stretched virtually every limit imaginable. Close quarters hastened their exhaustion but also honed them as a group. You can designate records as seasonal, and you can feel Viet Cong's bleakness and declare it wintry. But the only way you get a frost is when there's something warmer to freeze up.
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>The Decemberists – What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World CD/LP (Capitol)
With their two most recent albums,
The Hazards Of Love and The King Is Dead, the songs flowed out of an overall theme. Entering the studio in May 2013, The Decemberists reversed that approach. "Typically we book four or five weeks in the studio and bang out the whole record," explains singer Colin Meloy. "This time, we started by just booking three days, and didn't know what we would record. There was no direction or focus; we wanted to just see what would come out. We recorded 'Lake Song' on the first day, live, and then two more songs in those three days. And the spirit of that session informed everything that came after."
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>Elephant Micah – Where In Our Woods CD/LP (Western Vinyl)
For the past 14 years, Elephant Micah's Joseph O'Connell has quietly self-released his music, sometimes collaborating with the psych-folk imprint Time-Lag Records or other very small labels. Despite the project's almost secretive status, Elephant Micah has repeatedly caught the attention of NPR, and has been championed by an impressive cohort of like-minded artists including Jason Molina, Hiss Golden Messenger, Dark Dark Dark, and Hurray For The Riff Raff.

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2014 in LUNA review...

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>2014 in LUNA review
You can still check out
our essentials for two thousand and fourteen—we want to take this opportunity to perhaps turn you on to something you may have missed or even tip you off.

Read on, dear reader, read on...

xo-tLc

P.S. Please be certain to follow us on our Instagram feed and the ole Twitter, too, as the FB game is changing...
 

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…

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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...

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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...