free, in-store performances and events...

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THIRD MAN RECORDS ROLLING RECORD STORE
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...

PLEASE NOTE: The line often forms early, for a TMRRS stop—best to pop by when you can. . .
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RECORD STORE DAY 2015 @ LUNA music!
SATURDAY, APRIL 18 8:00AM - 9:00PM

BLOCK PARTY STYLEE!

>>>OH, YOU KNOW HOW WE DO—WE'VE GOT A PARTY PLANNED!
WATCH THIS SPOT FOR ALL THE DEETS—BUT IN THE INTERIM,
PEEP THAT LIST OF OFFICIAL TITLES OUT HERE OR DOWNLOAD YOUR OWN LISTY HERE!!!

xo-tlc
 

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

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>VETIVER - Complete Strangers LP
Crafted once again with producer Thom Monahan, Complete Strangers is a stunning collection, at once beautiful and fragile, sweeping and delicate, haunted and hopeful. "Current Carry" is a soft-lit indie pop gem simultaneously reminiscent of '70s AM gold and startlingly current. Likewise, "Loose Ends" is a straight-ahead power pop anthem sure to be welcomed by Vetiver fans new and old.
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>Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, Sometimes I Just Sit CD/LP (Mom+Pop)
"While other young musicians pour their most profound thoughts on to their lyric sheet, Courtney Barnett finds the tedium of modern life more interesting. The Australian's debut album contains songs about hay fever ('Dead Fox'), swimming ('Aqua Profunda!') and the suburbs ('Depreston'), all delivered in wry lyrical couplets. The music is brilliant, too; fans of early noughties garage-pop acts like Giant Drag, Ben Kweller and Brendan Benson have much to admire with buzzy, upbeat songs such as 'Elevator Operator.' Buoyant melodies are tempered by grungy basslines and an occasional slacker-pop vibe. The closing brace of Kim's Caravan and Boxing Day Blues exhibits a depth and darkness underneath Barnett's droll exterior" – Irish Times. (Vinyl edition pressed on orange wax.)
 

new freshness to keep you kitted...

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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 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 NAT RUSSELL bummer yeti 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!

bummer yeti—classic fit…

>>more sweet LUNA merch...

 

sweet vinyl gems...

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>The Who
– My Generation [Reissue/1965] LP (Interscope)
– Quick One [Reissue/1966] LP (Interscope)
– Who Sell Out [Reissue/1967] LP (Interscope)
– Who's Next [Reissue/1971] LP (Interscope)
– Who By Numbers [Reissue/1975] LP (Interscope)
– Who Are You [Reissue/1978] LP (Interscope)
– Fire Dances [Reissue/1981] LP (Interscope)
– It's Hard [Reissue/1982] LP (Interscope)
– Endless Wire [Reissue/2006] LP (Interscope)
– The Who Hits 50 [2014] 2xLP (Interscope)
HQ-180gm remastered vinyl reissues now available.
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>Broadcast
– Work And Non Work [Reissue/1997] CD/LP (Warp)
– The Noise Made By People [Reissue/2000] CD/LP (Warp)
– Haha Sound [Reissue/2003] CD/LP (Warp)
– Tender Buttons [Reissue/2005] CD/LP (Warp)
– The Future Crayon [Reissue/2006] CD/2xLP (Warp)
– Broadcast And The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age [Reissue/2009] CD/LP (Warp)
Nearly five years after the death of frontwoman Trish Keenan, Broadcast's entire back catalog has been reissued by Warp Records. The English electro-pop outfit released three full-lengths during their more than decade-long career, including their 2000 debut,
The Noise Made By People, 2003's Haha Sound and 2005's Tender Buttons. Warp's bundle also includes the band's 1997 and 2006 compilations, Work And Non Work and The Future Crayon, plus Broadcast's album with the Focus Group.
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>Ben Folds Five – Whatever And Ever Amen [Reissue/1997] LP (Original Recordings)
Whatever And Ever Amen is the second album by Ben Folds Five, originally released in 1997, featuring songs "Brick," "Kate," and "Song For The Dumped." The album has been out of print on vinyl for over 15 years.
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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…

>>more vinyl love...

 

LUNA music essentials...

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>Björk – Vulnicura CD/LP (One Little Indian)
Vulnicura is the eighth studio album from Icelandic artist Björk. The album was written, produced and recorded in collaboration with Venezuelan producer Arca and British musician The Haxan Cloak. Of the album's nine tracks, six are written by Björk with two co-written with Arca and one co-written with Spaces. Six songs are produced by Björk and Arca, one by Björk, Arca and The Haxan Cloak and two by Björk. All string arrangements are by Björk. The album was mixed by The Haxan Cloak, except two songs mixed by The Haxan Cloak and Chris Elms, and mastered by Mandy Parnell.
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>The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Freedom TowerNo Wave Dance Party 2015 CD/LP (Mom+Pop)
New York City is a big place. A loud place. Some of that noise is music. And some of the music is noise. Sucking it all in and turning it loose with prejudice, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion takes a ferocious bite out of the Big Apple with their new long-player,
Freedom Tower – No Wave Dance Party 2015, the first record of the new era that demands to be stopped and frisked.
Like the best sides that percolated up from the Bronx, the Lower East Side, and Greenwich Village across the 1970s and '80s –
Freedom Tower is more than a high-octane dance party record, it is a document of New York City, a chronicle of grit and terror and love. (Also available on hot-pink vinyl.)
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>Jeff The Brotherhood – Wasted On The Dream CD/LP (Infinity Cat)
"The Nashville duo JEFF the Brotherhood became notorious in the early 2010s for its rip-roaring take on scuzzed-out rock. The clamor around the Orrall brothers (Jake and Jamin) grew loud enough to get them snapped up by Warner Bros. But the partnership between scrappy band and corporate behemoth proved to be a nightmare for JEFF, which in February announced that it had liberated itself from the 'demented vulture' and would be releasing its eighth album on its own label, Infinity Cat.
Wasted On The Dream is tight and snarling, an amalgamation of punk brevity, metal riffs, and garage attitude, tailor-made for blaring from parked cars idling while their passengers figure out how to maximize the night's fast, cheap, and out of control quotients. Jethro Tull leader Ian Anderson lends his flute to the witheringly pessimistic 'Black Cherry Pie,' while the sweet vocals of Best Coast mastermind Bethany Cosentino turn 'In My Dreams' into a wistful portrait of ships passing." – Boston Globe

>>more essentials...

up-front pre-order magic...

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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...

 

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

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!
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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>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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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...

>>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...