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, 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!
 

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

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>TV On The Radio – Seeds CD/2xLP (Harvest/Caroline)
"For their first record since 2011's
Nine Types Of Light, Dave Sitek, Tunde Adebimpe, Kyp Malone and Jaleel Bunton have had to overcome severe adversity, following the untimely death of bassist Gerard Smith a week after Nine Types Of Light's release. Indeed, lead singer Adebimpe recently acknowledged that 'we've been through a lot of stuff in the past few years that could have stopped the band cold.' Smith's passing, however, galvanized the remaining four-piece to continue making music in his honor, and Seeds is a credit to their bassist's memory: staying true to the TOTR ethos of writing music that yo-yos between genres, its 12 expansive tracks make for a compelling and frankly splendid record that you should seriously consider adding to your collection" – Drowned In Sound. (Marbled color vinyl version features two bonus tracks.)
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>Ariel Pink – Pom Pom CD/2xLP (4AD)
Across its 17 tracks and 69 minutes,
Pom Pom is unfiltered Ariel Pink, featuring infectious tales of romance, murder, frog princes, and Jell-O. The album sees the L.A. native strike it out alone, returning to the solo moniker he has adopted for well over a decade.
 

LUNA music essentials...

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>Wilco
– Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Tracks 1994-2014 4xCD/LP (Nonesuch)
– What's Your 20? Essential Tracks 1994-2014 2xCD (Nonesuch)
Two new Wilco collections released in conjunction with the influential Chicago band's 20th anniversary. The first,
Alpha Mike Foxtrot, is a box set of rare studio and live recordings collected from the band's extensive audio archives. The second, What's Your 20, is a of essential tracks culled from the band's previously released studio recordings. Alpha Mike Foxtrot features 64 pages of liner notes that include track-by-track recollections from Tweedy, notes by band members Nels Cline and John Stirratt, and reflections from members of Wilco's extended professional family. The booklet also showcases dozens of archival and never-before-seen photos from a wide array of photographers chronicling all phases of the band's career. What's Your 20? gathers songs from Wilco's eight studio albums plus two songs from Mermaid Avenue, the collection of Woody Guthrie-penned tunes set to music by Wilco and Billy Bragg.
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>Ty Segall – Singles 2 CD/LP/Cassette (Drag City)
Singles 2 collects all the now-out-of-print sides ("Spiders," "I Can't Feel It," "The Hill," "Would You Be My Love," for starters) that work amazingly well together when placed back-to-back-to-back as an album. Plus there are tracks from other labels like Permanent, Castleface and Famous Class. Covers of The Groundhogs, the Velvets and GG Allin abound herein as well.
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>Machinedrum – Vapor City Archives CD/2xLP+MP3 (Ninja Tune)
"The veteran producer released his
Vapor City LP last year, with the album reportedly inspired ‘by a metropolis of the same name which Travis Stewart has visited in a series of life-long recurring dreams.' Vapor City experimented with tropes of hip-hop, jungle and footwork as well as displaying the IDM influences that date back to his first record released in 2001. The Vapor City Archives is set to continue in a similar vein and will mark the end of Stewart's explorations into his conceptual metropolis." -- FactMag

>>more essentials...

 

sweet vinyl gems...

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>Bruce Springsteen – The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984 8xLP (Sony Legacy)
Boxed set comprised of remastered editions of the first seven albums recorded and released by Bruce Springsteen for Columbia Records between 1973 and 1984. All of the albums are newly remastered (five for the first time ever on CD) and all seven are also making their remastered debut on vinyl:
Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. (1973), The Wild, The Innocent And The E Street Shuffle (1973), Born To Run (1975), Darkness On The Edge Of Town (1978), The River (1980), Nebraska (1982), Born In The U.S.A. (1984).
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>MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO AND SO'S Tell Me More About Evil GREEN vinyl LP w/DVD
OUT NOW AT LUNA!
>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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>William Onyeabor
– CD Boxset 9xCD (Luaka Bop)
– LP Boxset 1 6xLP (Luaka Bop)
– LP Boxset 2 5xLP (Luaka Bop)
Nine-CD box set with a 48pg booklet featuring the albums the elusive Nigerian synth-funk pioneer self-released between 1977-1985. Also available across two separate volumes on vinyl.

>>more vinyl love...

 

new LUNA 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 green and gold treatment! This one will help you out of the woods...

>>grab one...

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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...

 

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…

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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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>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...

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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...