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

for the week of 02 DECEMBER 2016
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>Kevin Krauter - 'Changes' 12" EP w/download (Winspear/Warm Ratio)
Last year, Indiana based songwriter Kevin Krauter (of Hoops) recorded his debut EP while attending school in Muncie. The songs were a collection of old demos thrown together into a six-song EP for a friend's semester project. A year later, the same friend approached Krauter with the idea for another six-song project. This time, Krauter had been writing new songs over the past year with the intention of releasing them together on an album. What resulted is a cohesive collection of songs that range from a multitude of influences from bossa nova to Americana. Each song is born from a different emotional/personal background, but they each follow a theme of change and growth. Using his solo work as an outlet for non-Hoops material, Changes is Krauter’s first attempt at writing and recording a set of songs that flow together thematically while maintaining their own distinctive sound and feeling.
 
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>Kelly Pardekooper - 'City At Night' CD (Leisure Time Records)
'City At Night' is Kelly Pardekooper’s eighth album. Produced in Bloomington by Paul Mahern (John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Afghan Whigs), it marks his first all-Indiana sounds and the beginning of his Hoosier song chapter. His rockin’ Indy band for these sessions included Thom Woodard on guitar, Steve Pruden on bass and Indiana punk rock royalty drummer Mark Cutsinger. Having cemented his TV Troubadour status with placements in 'True Blood,' 'Sons of Anarchy,' 'Justified,' 'Longmire' and many more, Kelly’s new album continues his sonic stew of roots, rock, blues, and country gumbo.
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>Field WorksThe Fair State LP+limited edition print (TEAM records)
The Fair State is a sonic meditation on the State of Indiana on its 200th birthday!
This new album by the ever-changing FIELD WORKS collective is both a celebratory and cautionary tale about Indiana.
Inspired by Stuart Hyatt’s audio field recordings made during the Indiana State Fair, the album captures the complexity of a place as it wrestles with the 21st Century.
Minimalism meets space pop ambience to provide a soundtrack to the Bicentennial. Spare arrangements for piano, cello, harp, and bass are anchored by the layered textures of Hyatt’s field recordings. Listeners will hear hundreds of interwoven sounds, including machinery, livestock, children playing, the voices of Indiana politicians, protesters, and even a rare recording of Eugene Debs.

Included in each set is a limited, numbered print by Nathaniel Russell, of a newly imagined state seal!
 

LUNA music essentials...

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>Kate Bush – Before The Dawn 3xCD/4xLP (Concord)
This three-act show contains many well-known Kate Bush songs along with two song suites: “The Ninth Wave” from
Hounds Of Love and “A Sky of Honey,” from Aerial. The New York Times called the performance “Dense, cathartic and physical.” NME concluded: “It is no ordinary artist that can tackle life, death, synchronicity, identity, spiritual transformation, empathy and the chaos of relationships with idiosyncratic ease in the space of a few hours,” and the UK's Independent gushed, “Undoubtedly the most ambitious, and genuinely moving piece of theatrical pop ever seen on a British stage.”
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>Damien Jurado & Richard Swift – Other People’s Songs Volume One CD (Secretly Canadian)
Over the weekend of August 21-22, 2010, not long after Damien Jurado and Richard Swift first collaborated to produce Damien's 2010 record,
Saint Bartlett, the pair hunkered down with a 4-track recorder and one Coles 4038 ribbon microphone to record a collection of cover songs that run the gamut from John Denver to Chubby Checker to Kraftwerk. The timing was perfect. On Other People's Songs Volume One, we can see the scaffolding of what would become a creative turning point for the pair -- later seen with the release of Damien Jurado's Maraqopa, the first record in his Maraqopa trilogy -- less than two years later.
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>Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love! CD (Glassnote)
In a recent interview with Billboard, 33-year-old rapper Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) explained the overall feel of his new album,
Awaken, My Love!, was sourced from childhood memories of listening to his father’s favorite music. “I remember listening to songs my dad would play – albums by the Isleys or Funkadelic – and not understanding the feeling I was feeling,” Gambino says. “I remember hearing a Funkadelic scream and being like, ‘Wow, that’s sexual and it’s scary.’ Not having a name for that, though; just having a feeling. That’s what made it great.” Gambino went on to say he approached Awaken as “an exercise in just feeling and tone.” He also summarized how some people felt in the 1970s and compares it to what’s going on around the world today. “It felt like people were trying to get out of their minds, with all the things that were happening – and that are happening right now,” Gambino said. “How do you start a global revolution, really? Is that possible with the systems we’ve set up? There’s something about that ’70s black music that felt like they were trying to start a revolution.”
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>The Rolling Stones – Blue & Lonesome CD/2xLP+MP3 (Interscope)
The Rolling Stones first studio album in a decade,
Blue & Lonesome was recorded in just three days in London, England. The album takes the band back to their roots and the passion for blues music, which has always been at the heart and soul of their sound. [Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe edition adds postcard prints and a 75-page hardcover mini-book chronicling the making of the album.]

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sweet vinyl gems...

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>Beck
– Odelay [Reissue/1996] LP+MP3 (Interscope)
– Sea Change [Reissue/2002] LP+MP3 (Interscope)
– Guero [Reissue/2005] LP+MP3 (Interscope)
Vinyl reissues of Beck’s second, seventh, and eighth albums.
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>Pink Floyd – Animals [Reissue/1977] LP (Pink Floyd/Sony)
180gm vinyl reissue of Pink Floyd’s tenth studio album.
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>The Magnetic Fields – Distant Plastic Trees/The Wayward Bus [1994] 2xLP+MP3 (Merge)
The Magnetic Fields spectacular first two albums (released in 1991 and 1992, respectively, and combined as a twofer on CD in 1994) have never been released on vinyl. That is, until now.
Distant Plastic Trees, the Magnetic Fields’ first album, was originally released in England and Japan in 1991. To the amusement of frontman Stephin Merritt, who composed and recorded the album electronically with virtually no live instruments, Distant Plastic Trees was called “a contender for album of the year” by Folk Roots magazine. The second album, The Wayward Bus, features a plinky, orchestral sound in tribute to pop producer Phil Spector and his Wall of Sound. Both are essential.
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>The Clean – Getaway [Reissue/2001] 2xCD/2xLP+CD (Merge)
2001’s
Getaway may be the best illustration of whatever mercurial, inexplicable musical power animates The Clean. After the band’s initial rush of activity between 1978 and 1982, the trio lay dormant until the end of the ’80s, when a string of reunion shows inspired the Kilgours and Scott to start recording again. After three well-received albums in the first half of the nineties—1990’s Vehicle, 1994’s Modern Rock, and 1996’s Unknown Country—The Clean disappeared again until the end of the decade, when another tour inspired another record. This reissue includes the rare 2003 album Syd’s Pink Wiring System, along with the more experimental, piano-driven EP Slush Fund, from the same era.
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>Crowded House
– Crowded House [Reissue/1986] LP+MP3 (Capitol)
– Temple Of Low Men [Reissue/1988] LP+MP3 (Capitol)
– Woodface [Reissue/1991] LP+MP3 (Capitol)
– Together Alone [Reissue/1993] LP+MP3 (Capitol)
– Afterglow [Reissue/1999] LP+MP3 (Capitol)
HQ-180gm vinyl reissues of the Australian/New Zealand pop band’s first four albums and their 2000 B-sides/rarities collection.

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latest LUNA merch...

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>the JON ROGERS octopus Sweater
Jon Rogers has done us the favor of creating a beautiful LUNA octopus! We really like this guy!

Printed on a super-comfy, 50/50 blend, Alternative Apparel Champ Color-Block Eco-Fleece Sweatshirt!
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>the JON ROGERS octopus T-Shirt
Jun Ra gives us his take on this LUNA-centric Octo!

Printed on a super-comfy, 50/50 blend, Alternative Apparel Keepsake Vintage Jersey T-Shirt!
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>the JON ROGERS ladies octopus T-Shirt
This ladies AA is super nice in cut and feel!

Printed on a super-comfy, 50/50 blend, Alternative Apparel Keepsake Vintage Jersey T-Shirt!
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>the NAT RUSSELL 2-color ladies yeti T-Shirt
We love this Nat Russell 2-color yeti!

Printed on a super-comfy, 50/50 blend, Alternative Apparel Keepsake Vintage Jersey T-Shirt!
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>iwant LUNA probe T-Shirt
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... Printed on a breathable and cool (50/50 blend) Alternative Apparel Keeper Vintage Jersey Crew T-Shirt!
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>the JON ROGERS flying saucer T-Shirt
Jon Rogers has done it, yet again! Available in both Unisex and Ladies shirts—we love this guy's bumper sticker...

Printed on a super-comfy, 50/50 blend, Alternative Apparel Keepsake Vintage Jersey T-Shirt!
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>the LUNA music SKI HAT
We've got you covered for the upcoming chilly months!
Behold—the LUNA music ski cap!

Part 1970's ski lodge, part pom-pom wonder—we are digging this blue and red vibe, we hope you do too...
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>the Jon Rogers Flying Saucer Slipmat!
Years in the making, Jon Rogers does us right—by lovingly illustrating this friendly space-age cat in his LUNA decked flying saucer!!!

Dress up yr deck—spindle target considered...

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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...
 

up-front pre-order magic...

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>A Tribe Called Quest - We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your service 2-LP set (Sony)
RUSH RELEASE from the collective that hasn't had a new album out in soooo many years! And it was totally worth the wait!

out 23 DECEMBER 2016...
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>The xx - I See You LP (Young Turks)
'I See You' is marked by a tonal shift to something close to pure, crisp pop structure, adorned by unusual crescendos that echo a dextrous DJ inching their dancer toward climax without ever quite lifting the house lights. Its lyric sheet moves from the danger and hopelessness of love to its deliciousness and rapture; a move into a more outward looking proposition.

'I See You' is recognizably still The xx but is now powered by the voluble ambition of its three perfect counterweights to one another starting to not just realize but harness their full potential. You might even want to think of the decisive move from Joy Division to New Order here, too.

out 13 JAN 2017...

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more freshness...

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>the LUNA music Pint Glass
Crooked Arm, on the one—once again!
We are stoked to have this irreverent take on our identity, by our pal, for our first ever LUNA pint glass!

And yes, that IS gold metallic ink, on that grill. Beverages not included...
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>the NAT RUSSELL storefront T-Shirt
We REALLY dug this very rad Nat Russell illustration, from our 20th Anniversary Lathe-Cut Box Set--so much so, we thought it'd make a great shirt!

This lovely blue is a super soft, 100% cotton, Alternative Apparel T and is also available in
ladies sizing and styling.

Best to
hit this link, to see ALL the detail...

>>more LUNA gear...

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>the LUNA music Wood 45 Spindle
Ice out those 7s, with our engraved wood 45 spindles!
Wood is good, Jerry. Wood is good. "Marvin's Groove" not included...
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>the LUNA music gift card
Activated and shipped the same day, this is the gateway to goodness!

AVAILABLE IN:
$
20 $50 $100 $150 $200

Plus, it looks pretty good peeping out of your pocket...
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>THE LUNA music 20th ANNIVERSARY 'LIVE at LUNA music' LATHE-CUT 7" BOX SET
A five 7" lathe-cut, hand-built box set, of LIVE recordings from previous LUNA in-stores!
Series one includes
EXCLUSIVE performances from:
•Bill Callahan - Too Many Birds
•Kyle Field - Scuby
•Mark Kozelek - Grace Cathedral Park
•Kurt Vile - In My Time
•Ben Watt - Spring

Cut one-at-a-time, in
real time, by Mike Dixon, on his 70 year-old lathe and housed in embossed LUNA inner sleeves — our first lathe-cut series features design and layout from Commercial Artisan, artwork by Nat Russell, hand-screening by Dave Windisch, along with hand-assembling/embossing by the LUNA crew — only 75 of these sets were made, with no digital counterpart...
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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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>the NAT RUSSELL Storefront Mug
Get yr camping on with our ceramic (not tin) Storefront Mug!
Replete with the very rad Nat Russell illustration from our 20th Anniversary Lathe-Cut Box Set!

Black rimmed, speckled up—this will keep your brown hot...

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>the LUNA music vinyl LP Subscription Service
Like surprises? Like getting physical, delivered-by-Reba-The-Mail-Lady, mail? Want someone to pan through all that ore to help find a nugget? Want someone just to drop some science on your doorstep and
not come in?

If you answered yes to any (or all) of the above, this might just be for you:
the LUNA music subscription service! 12 months of lovingly selected titles that might just be a snapshot of what is happening right now or could just be the new next. Or, it could be your new favorite find.

Have a lovely, analog LUNA selection delivered right to your doorstep monthly!
$250 for 12 months
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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 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 Pint Glass
Crooked Arm, on the one—once again!
We are stoked to have this irreverent take on our identity, by our pal, for our first ever LUNA pint glass!

And yes, that IS gold metallic ink, on that grill. Beverages not included...
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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 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 Summer staple...

>>more sweet LUNA merch...

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>the NAT RUSSELL storefront T-Shirt
We REALLY dug this very rad Nat Russell illustration, from our 20th Anniversary Lathe-Cut Box Set--so much so, we thought it'd make a great shirt!

This lovely blue is a super soft, 100% cotton, Alternative Apparel T and is also available in
ladies sizing and styling.

Best to
hit this link, to see ALL the detail...
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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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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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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 $27.99!
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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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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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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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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...