LUNA music essentials...

for the week of 12 AUGUST 2014...
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>FKA Twigs – LP1 CD (XL) FKA Twigs is a London-based producer, singer, songwriter, video director, classically trained ballerina, and choreographer drops a stunning debut. Vinyl version due 25 August.
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>The Gaslight Anthem – Get Hurt CD/LP (Mercury)
The fifth album from the New Jersey-based rockers. New Jersey rockers.
Get Hurt sees The Gaslight Anthem pushing their raw stripped back rock & roll into new territory, drawing on a fresh palette of influences ranging from folk, punk, and Americana. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds three bonus tracks.
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>Dilated Peoples – Directors Of Photography CD/LP (Rhymesayers)
Evidence, Rakaa (Iriscience) and DJ Babu's new collection demonstrates how Dilated Peoples has been able to remain loyal to its signature sound, style and sentiment while adding new and dramatic artistic wrinkles to its already-extensive musical repertoire. With their new album, Dilated Peoples shows it only improved during its hiatus, returning to a genre quick to dismiss veterans.
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>Mirel Wagner - When The Celler Children See The Light Of Day CD/LP+7"+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Finland-raised singer-songwriter Mirel Wagner creates music that melds subversive lyricism touching on themes of love and death against a backdrop of spare and minimalist folk music.
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>FaltyDL – In The Wild CD/LP (Ninja Tune)
"If FaltyDL’s new album were a hashtag, it would be #sorrynotsorry, or possibly #nofilter. It’s a crude way of thinking about it, but that fits:
In The Wild, like so much of Drew Lustman’s output, is cut through with a wry smile in track titles like 'Some Jazz Sh!t’ and its bubbling, gurgling palette of sound. Here more than ever before, Lustman has let go of the need to control or refine his playful urges in the production process to come up with tracks that are frothy and full of life, taking unpredictable, impulsive twists …" -- Dazed
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>Sinead O’Connor – I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss CD (Nettwerk)
Indicative of where Sinead is in life,
I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss is passionate and direct, yet with an overarching fragility; her voice is a weapon, as powerful as it is tender. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe features hardbound book packaging and three bonus tracks. Vinyl version due August 25.
>Etta James - It Takes Love To Keep A Woman: The Allen Toussaint Sessions [Reissue/1979] CD (Varese/Fuel 2000)
Throughout her career, James created a remarkably deep and diverse catalog of R&B, blues, soul, pop and jazz recordings. James crossed all musical genres and styles and has been cited as a major influence by a wide range of singers from Janis Joplin to Irma Thomas to Christina Aguilera and Adele.
It Takes Love To Keep A Woman was produced in 1979 by Allen Toussaint at his famous Sea-Saint Studios.