free, in-store performances and events...

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BLACK FRIDAY 2014
FRIDAY, 28 NOVEMBER 2014
8:00AM - 10:00PM

Just in time to start your calorie burning/holiday shopping, loads of exclusive music is being released, this Black Friday from the likes of:

The Afghan Whigs, Fantomas, The Flaming Lips, Game Theory, J. Mascis, New Order, Conor Oberst, Phil Spector and Various Artists (A Christmas Gift For You), St. Vincent, They Might Be Giants, The Ramones (a collection curated by Morrissey), Big Lebowski OST (on white vinyl, no less…), Little Miss Sunshine OST, Neil Young (THE vinyl box containing: On The Beach, Zuma, and Time Fades Away), Dave Matthews Band, Death Grips, and many more...

>>DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL BLACK FRIDAY 2014 LIST OF TITLES.
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PERUSE THE OFFICIAL BLACK FRIDAY 2014 LIST OF TITLES.

We open at 8AM, on the 28th! Come by and have a little party with us!
 

LUNA music essentials...

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>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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>Scott Walker + Sunn O))) – Soused CD/2xLP (4AD)
When Sunn O))) first approached Scott Walker about appearing on their 2009 album
Monoliths & Dimensions, they didn't know what it would actually lead to. Four years on, Scott returned with something even more enticing, collaborating on Soused, a body of work he was writing with them in mind. Recorded in London in early 2014 and produced by Scott Walker and long-time ally Peter Walsh with the assistance of musical director Mark Warman, Soused is a five-track, 50-minute record that cements the status of both acts' wide-reaching and otherworldly renown.
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>Various Artists - Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell CD/3xLP+MP3 (Yep Roc)
The innovative work of cellist-composer-electronic-pioneer Arthur Russell is honored with this new tribute album featuring 26 tracks by more than 20 artists, including: Hot Chip, Sufjan Stevens, Phosphorescent, Blood Orange, The Autumn Defense and Lonnie Holley.
Master Mix embodies the genre-defying, experimental spirit that defined Russell's work. Living in the East Village from the '70s until his untimely death in 1992 at age 40 from AIDS-related causes, Russell moved effortlessly between the city's various music scenes, recording disco beats alongside Nicky Siano one night, and the next, crafting slow, haunting tracks in his apartment with his cello and idiosyncratic warbling voice.
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>Cold War Kids – Hold My Home CD/LP (Downtown)
"The last few years have seen Long Beach quartet Cold War Kids undergo some pretty sizeable changes. The departure of founding guitarist Jonnie Russell in 2012 and drummer Matt Aviero (whose place in the band remains somewhat open-ended) ultimately didn't prove to be that massive a setback with 2013's
Dear Miss Lonelyhearts keeping the self-professed 'soul/punk' mission alive and well.

>>more essentials...

 

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

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>The Budos Band – Burnt Offering CD/LP+MP3 (Daptone)
The sound of The Budos may be challenging for some to describe, but to the band, "Staten Island instrumental Afro-soul" means internalizing such seemingly disparate influences as the Cairo Jazz Band, J.C. Davis, Mulatu Astatke, and Black Sabbath and coming together to form a mind-bending combination of rhythm and melody.
Burnt Offering drips with the psychedelic sounds of early heavy metal fused with the tight-knit propulsion of Fela Kuti, and "sparked by their love of Black Sabbath and Pentagram.
 

sweet vinyl gems...

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>Sleater-Kinney
– Sleater-Kinney [Reissue/1995] CD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
– Call The Doctor [Reissue/1996] CD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
– Dig Me Out [Reissue/1997] CD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
– All Hands On The Bad One [Reissue/2000] LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
– One Beat [Reissue/2002] CD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
– The Woods [Reissue/2005] 2xLP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
– Start Together 1994-2008 7xLP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Remastered reissues now available. Sleater-Kinney were known for their feminist, left-leaning politics, and were an integral part of the riot grrrl and indie rock scenes in the Pacific Northwest. (The
Start Together vinyl box set compiles all seven of Sleater-Kinney's critically-acclaimed albums, plus a 44-page hardcover book and an art print. Each LP is on a different color of vinyl, and this box is the only way to get these albums on color wax.)
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Dr. Octagon - Dr. Octagonecologyst [Reissue/1996] 2xLP (Geffen)
Dr. Octagonecologyst is the debut solo album of rapper Keith Thornton who is also known by his aliases as Dr. Octagon, Dr. Dooom, Black Elvis, Dr. Ultra, Crazy Lou, Poppa Large and Kool Keith. Dr. Octagonecologyst introduces the character of Dr. Octagon, a homicidal, extraterrestrial, time-traveling gynecologist and surgeon. It's hard to exaggerate the role that Dr. Octagon played in revitalizing underground hip-hop.
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The Unicorns – Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone [Reissue/2003] LP (Caterpillar)
Recently reissued on CD – now available on vinyl.
WWCOHWWG? was the third and final full- length album by the Canadian band, and was originally released in 2003. The album gained wide and immediate praise, with broad critical and commercial acclaim from outlets as diverse at NME, Pitchfork and The Village Voice. HQ-180gm pink/black vinyl.

>>more vinyl love...

 

up-front pre-orders...

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>LILY & MADELEINE - Fumes CLEAR vinyl LP
Out 28 October 2014
>order YOURS
Sophomore effort from local sisters, Lily & Madeleine! If you've not heard these two sing together—run, don't walk! >>PLEASE NOTE: THE COLOR OF VINYL HAS CHANGED ON THIS PRESSING.
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>MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO AND SO'S Tell More About Evil GREEN vinyl LP w/DVD
Out 18 November 2014
>order YOURS
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!
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>BIKINI KILL - Pottymouth PINK vinyl LP
Out 18 November 2014
>order YOURS
Seminal riot grrrl album from 1993!
Has been out of print for approximately a decade, this limited-edition run of 1000 is on pink vinyl!

>>more pre-orders...

 

thank YOU...

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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
 

other happenings...

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LUNA music Presents | MOKB Sun King Concert Series
BEN WATT @ The HI-FI
SATURDAY, 06 DECEMBER 2014 8:00PM

After twenty years with Tracey Thorn in the best-selling alternative duo Everything But The Girl, and ten as as international DJ and label boss of acclaimed electronic label Buzzin' Fly, this year saw Ben Watt return to his earliest folk-jazz roots with his first solo album for thirty-one years. Entitled 'Hendra', it follows his 1983 cult classic 'North Marine Drive', and claimed the award for 'Best 'Difficult' Second Album' at the recent AIM (Association of Independent Music) Awards 2014 in London fending off albums by Anna Calvi and Blood Orange. Decorated with an array of four and five-star reviews on release, it features collaborations with former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour and producer Ewan Pearson. This year has seen him tour with different sized line-ups but tonight he plays solo acoustic and electric). Expect songs from 'Hendra' plus old gems, wild cards and stories behind the music.

>>get tickets...

 

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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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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>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 Summer festival or 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 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…

>>more lovelies...

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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...

>>more lovelies...

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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...