free, in-store performances and events...

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J DILLA DONUTS DAY
SATURDAY, 07 FEBRUARY 2015 all day...

Released on 07 February 2006, Mr. James Yancey's 'Donuts' holds a special place in our hearts—and we hope yours too.

In honor of Dilla, we'll be playing 'Donuts' on and off, all day, and giving away delicious donuts from Taylor's Bakery!

Pop by the 52 and help us celebrate one of hip-hop's most innovative and endearing producers...

We are also SUPER stoked to see one of our good friends,
CARTELLE, drop their super-secret labor of love project, The Dilla Dimension!

Peep this magic,
right here!

The Dilla Dimension is a digital short interactive film that tells the story of two sugarcoated souls and their psychedelic journey through outer space. Each step of their voyage is crafted to a selection of tracks from J Dilla's classic album, 'Donuts.'
 

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

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>The Lone Bellow – Then Came The Morning CD/LP (Descendant)
"Brooklyn folk-rockers the Lone Bellow worked with Aaron Dessner on their upcoming album
Then Came The Morning, and some of the National's dark elegance is present in 'Fake Roses,' the second single they've shared from the project. The tune's warm tones and steady pulse also hearken to Arcade Fire's somber Funeral ballad ‘Une Année Sans Lumière' or Wilco's 'Via Chicago,' and there's a weathered grace to the vocal that reminds me of Van Morrison. And at the risk of turning this into nothing more than a long list of influences, the sighing pedal steel and moody twilight atmospherics evoke Justin Townes Earle's great 2012 release Nothing's Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now, which is high praise coming from me. (Earle's album was in my top 10 that year.) Reference points aside, The Lone Bellow have made a fantastic leap here, distancing themselves from the post-Mumford hordes and proving that a certain class of stately indie rock is still capable of sounding fresh and vital." – Stereogum
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>Natalie Prass – Natalie Prass CD (Sony)
New album from the Nashville-based singer/songwriter. While her delicate alto evokes clear benchmarks of influence (see early Rilo Kiley, Feist, Karen Carpenter, etc.) Prass never seems weighed down by the artists she's absorbed. Instead, she has developed a refreshing guitar-grounded musical vocabulary and a knack for infectious and entrancing tunes. Vinyl version 03 February 2015.
 

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

new 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 navy and gold treatment, this time out. This one will help you out of the woods...
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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...
 

sweet vinyl gems...

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>Hiss Golden Messenger – Southern Grammar LP+MP3 (Merge)
"This three-song collection that we're calling
Southern Grammar is good for a few good reasons. It gives the song 'Brother, Do You Know The Road?' -- formerly an orphan tune with no fixed address -- a proper physical home. It also offers up a song called ‘He Wrote The Book' that was a near-casualty from the Lateness Of Dancers sessions. Incidentally -- and this I didn't realize until we had gathered the material for this record – 'Brother, Do You Know The Road?' and 'He Wrote The Book' share a lyric." -- M.C. Taylor
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>Aphex TwinComputer Controlled Acoustic Instruments, Pt. 2 CDEP/12" (Warp)
New and unheard material from Richard D. James as Aphex Twin following his first new album in 13 years,
Syro. Total runtime of over 28 minutes. Artwork by The Designers Republic.
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>Dr. DogLive At A Flamingo Hotel 2xLP+MP3 (Anti)
After seven studio albums, Dr. Dog finally release a live compilation.
Live At A Flamingo Hotel is a 19-track album encompassing the group's live concert legacy.

**PURCHASE FROM OUR
ONLINE SHOP OR AT OUR BRICK AND MORTAR LOCATION AND YOU'LL BE ENTERED TO WIN AN **AUTOGRAPHED** COPY OF THE LP!

>>more vinyl love...

 

LUNA music essentials...

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>Twerps – Range Anxiety CD/LP+MP3 (Merge)
Formed in Melbourne in late 2008, Twerps enjoyed immediate success, releasing a series of vinyl singles and cassettes on various labels around the world. The release of their 2011 self-titled debut album led to appearances at SXSW and CMJ and tours with Real Estate, Mac DeMarco, and others. Not wanting to wait until 2015 to unleash new songs on present and future fans, Twerps quickly recorded the delightful
Underlay EP, which Pitchfork described as "songs fraught with universal, emotionally familiar sentiments."
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>Punch Brothers – The Phosphorescent Blues CD (Nonesuch)
After working with T. Bone Burnett numerous times—most recently on the soundtrack for the Joel and Ethan Coen film
Inside Llewyn Davis and the related Town Hall/Showtime concert Another Day, Another Time—Punch Brothers decided to join forces with the multiple Grammy Award–winning producer for their new record. Last summer, the band and Burnett spent a month at Hollywood's Ocean Way Recording laying down the songs that guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjo player Noam Pikelny, mandolinist and lead singer Chris Thile, and fiddler Gabe Witcher had written during several writing "retreats" last winter and spring. Vinyl version due February 24.
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>Dengue Fever – The Deepest Lake CD (Tuk Tuk)
Dengue Fever is in the vanguard of an emerging global pop sensibility, making music that's both familiar, yet eerily unique. The Los Angeles sextet blends the rhythms of ‘60s Cambodian pop -- heavily influenced by American surf, rock and early psychedelic garage bands -- with their own eclectic mix of American and international styles. Vinyl version due February 24.

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up-front pre-order magic...

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>MARK KOZELEK - Live At Biko (BLACK vinyl edition) 2-LP set
out 24 MARCH 2015...
Limited to 2000 copies, worldwide, best not to sleep on this one!
We are being told that it is **only** being pressed on BLACK vinyl.
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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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>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...

 

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…

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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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>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...

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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 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...

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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…

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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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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...