a LUNA music PSA...

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02 APRIL 2020 UPDATE
>>important LUNA music announcement<<
hi all-
our storefront will remained closed, at least, until 20 April 2020 (this would be the earliest we would open, depending on how this shakes out…), due to this health emergency.
although we will be closed to the public, we pleased to offer you the following services:
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gift certificates, LUNA music merch, newer pre-orders, and more at our online shop, 24 hours a day—shop.lunamusic.net
>if you'd like to purchase some records—you can call the shop (we are in limited hours), place your order—and we can mail-order them to you!
>shopping at our Discogs store. we have a lot of used records to price (for when we open back up) and are currently loading titles to the 'cogs, on a daily basis.

>>the LUNA crew greatly appreciates your support and business, during this time!
we will be back open as soon as possible—watch this space and our socials for updates!
thank you for your understanding—we want everyone to be safe and stay healthy!

XO-your LUNA crew
 

>>new date!! RECORD STORE DAY at LUNA music—Saturday, 20 JUNE 2020!<<

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>RECORD STORE DAY 2020 @ LUNA music
SATURDAY, 20 JUNE 8:00AM - 9:00PM
BLOCK PARTY STYLEE!
YOU KNOW HOW WE DO—SAME AS THE LAST 13 YEARS, WE'VE GOT A PARTY PLANNED!
>WE'LL BEGIN TO SELL ALL OF THOSE LOVELY, LIMITED EDITION RELEASES WHEN THE DOORS OPEN AT 8AM! AND WE'LL HAVE EVERYONE OF THEM ON ORDER!
>A BEAUTIFUL DAY OF LIVE MUSIC WILL BEGIN, OUT BACK, AT NOON!
>AND AS WE'VE DONE FOR THE LAST NINE YEARS—WE'LL HAVE SOME LIMITED-EDITION RELEASES FOR THE DAY, THAT YOU CAN ONLY GET HERE, AT LUNA MUSIC!

>>PEEP THAT LIST OF OFFICIAL 2020 TITLES OUT HERE!
>>DOWNLOAD THAT LIST OF 2020 TITLES RIGHT HERE!

>>DON'T FORGET—SHOP WITH US ON SATURDAY, 13 JUNE 2020—SPEND $15 OR MORE, AND YOU'LL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING FOR ONE OF THE FIRST TWO SPOTS ON RSD 2020!!
 

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

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>Kevin Krauter – Full Hand LP (Bayonet)
On his sophomore album, Full Hand, Indiana musician Kevin Krauter tackles complicated emotional states and ideas through elliptical songwriting that is at once poetic and truthful. It's not especially uncommon for artists to probe deep into their own psyche to uncover what makes them tic, but Krauter's light touch feels like something all his own. [Limited transparent yellow colored vinyl pressing also available.]
 
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>Ben Watt – Storm Damage CD/LP (Caroline)
Sonically adventurous, lyrically detailed and engaged, Ben Watt’s fourth LP, Storm Damage, is a personal journey through anxiety and change cut through with an insistent defiance. Sonically the album forgoes the acclaimed twin-guitar approach of its two predecessors, and boldly shifts focus onto - in Watt's words - "a future-retro trio" of upright piano, double bass and hybrid acoustic-electronic drums, set against a half-lit backdrop of lone analogue synths, spiraling echo spins and impressionistic 'found sounds' adapted from online public-domain recording archives. On ‘Storm Damage,’ Watt once creates a singular, evocative space for his lyrics and voice…[Limited colored vinyl pressing also available.]
 

LUNA music essentials...

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>Real Estate – The Main Thing CD/2xLP+MP3 (Domino)
Over the last decade, Real Estate has crafted warm yet meticulous pop-minded music, specializing in soaring melodies that are sentimentally evocative and unmistakably their own. The Main Thing dives even further into the musical dichotomies they’re known for – lilting, bright guitar lines set against emotionally nuanced lyrics, complex arrangements conveyed breezily – and what emerges is a superlative collection of interrogative songs as full of depth, strangeness and contradictions as they are lifting hooks.
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>Soccer Mommy – Color Theory CDEP/12” (Loma Vista)
For Sophie Allison aka Soccer Mommy, Color Theory confronts the ongoing mental health and familial trials that have plagued the 22-year-old artist since pre-pubescence, presenting listeners with an uncompromisingly honest self-portrait, and reminding us exactly why her critically-acclaimed debut, 2018’s Clean, made her a hero to many.
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>Tycho – Simulcast CD/LP (Mom + Pop Music)
Simulcast follows the release of Tycho's fifth studio album Weather earlier in the year. Simulcast features instrumental versions of the album tracks.
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>Caribou – Suddenly CD/LP+MP3 (Merge)
A warm, untamable, and constantly surprising record about family and the changes we go through as those relationships evolve. Most prominently, Suddenly refers to the moments of dramatic and unexpected change that occur at points in any life and within any family-universal themes that can catch you off guard and change your life in a heartbeat.
 

sweet vinyl gems...

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>Broken Social Scene – Live At Third Man LP (Third Man)
Third Man Records had the pleasure of hosting the inimitable Broken Social Scene, carefully absorbing and recording their magnetic and unforgettable live set on the Blue Room stage. Epic, panoramic, and intimate all at the same time, the legendary Toronto collective Broken Social Scene began as an ebbing and flowing collective of artists in the late '90s, collaborating to create a distinct strand of indie rock that is both perplexingly maximal and straight-up catchy.
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>Grant Green – Nigeria [Reissue/1962] LP (Blue Note)
Grant Green's Nigeria is an underrated gem in the guitarist's remarkable Blue Note catalog. Recorded in 1962, and released in 1980, the album features a top-shelf band with Sonny Clark on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and powerhouse Art Blakey on drums. The groove is deep right from the start, highlighting timeless renditions of the classic tracks.
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>Polvo ‎
– Cor-Crane Secret [Reissue/1992] LP+MP3 (Merge)
– Today's Active Lifestyles [Reissue/1993] LP+MP3 (Merge)
Limited colored vinyl reissues of the Chapel Hill indie noise rock band’s first two albums.
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>Grizzly Bear ‎– Horn Of Plenty [Reissue/2003] LP (Kanine)
The debut album from Grizzly Bear has been repressed on cloudy clear vinyl for its 15 year anniversary. Before they were sound tracking Super Bowl ads, headlining festivals, making TV appearances and opening for Radiohead, Ed Droste started Grizzly Bear as a pet project meant only for friends.
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>James Taylor – American Standard CD/LP+MP3/2xLP (Fantasy)
It takes an extraordinary artist to re-imagine some of the most beloved songs of the 20th century and make them completely their own. And that's precisely what James Taylor has accomplished with his brand-new album, An all-star array of Taylor's musical comrades makes significant contributions on American Standard.
 

latest LUNA merch...

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>LUNA music 25th Anniversary Long Sleeve T-Shirt
To celebrate our 25th Anniversary, our pal, Nat Russell delivers a KILLER double-sided design!
THIS ONE IS A LIMITED-EDITION—GRAB ONE NOW!
#LUNAis25
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>LUNA music 25th Anniversary Boaters Sweatshirt
Behold!
In honor of our 25th Anniversary—we decided to go back to some of our favorite designs, from the years gone by, and do a limited run of past beauties!

Printed on a super soft/super cozy French Terry Reversible Alternative Apparel—we always loved that Commercial Artisan/Antenna knew the Space Twins would need a vacation...

THIS ONE IS A LIMITED-EDITION—
GRAB ONE NOW!
#LUNAis25
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>LUNA music 25th Anniversary Tote
To celebrate our 25th Anniversary, our pal, Nat Russell delivers a KILLER design!
THIS ONE IS A LIMITED-EDITION—GRAB ONE NOW!
#LUNAis25
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>LUNA music 25th Anniversary Bottle Opener
To celebrate our 25th Anniversary, our pal, Nat Russell delivers a KILLER design!
THIS ONE IS A LIMITED-EDITION—GRAB ONE NOW!
#LUNAis25
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>LUNA INTERSTELLAR T-Shirt
Whoa! Out of this world!
Printed on 100% Cotton Canvas T!
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>SESSEKA LUNA music T-Shirt
Sesseka of the Brain Twins captures the vibe of LUNA perfectly here...
Printed on 100% Cotton Canvas T!
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>iwant LUNA probe T-Shirt
>>>REISSUE ALERT!

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 100% Cotton Canvas tee!
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>NATHANIEL RUSSELL 2019 RSD T-Shirt
Another Crooked Arm special. He looks like he's having a good time, huh?
Our Record Store Day 2019 design was freshly printed on totes, your blank tees, practically anything you could bring on that magical day! If you missed out on the party, we've made a 
very limited run of shirts. That way you won't be the only one without this lovely design.
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>NATHANIEL RUSSELL bummer yeti T-Shirt
bummer yeti—classic fit…
Printed on 100% Cotton Canvas T!
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>JON ROGERS octopus T-Shirt
Jon Rogers has done us the favor of creating a beautiful LUNA octopus! We really like this guy!
Printed on a 100% Cotton Canvas T!
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>NATHANIEL RUSSELL 2019 RSD T-Shirt
Another Crooked Arm special. He looks like he's having a good time, huh?
Our Record Store Day 2019 design was freshly printed on totes, your blank tees, practically anything you could bring on that magical day! If you missed out on the party, we've made a 
very limited run of shirts. That way you won't be the only one without this lovely design.
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>JON ROGERS flying saucer T-Shirt
Jon Rogers has done it, yet again! We love this guy's bumper sticker...
Printed on 100% Cotton Canvas T!
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>the LUNA music DISCO MIX t-shirt!
Inspired by OG Jamaican silk-screened DUB sleeves and making its debut on the 13th—this one is Strictly Roots...
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>JON ROGERS octopus Zip Up Hoodie
Jon Rogers has done us the favor of creating a beautiful LUNA octopus! We really like this guy!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!

classic fit…
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>LUNA music / NATHANIEL RUSSELL YETI SOCKS
Keep your feet sweet with these LUNA music / Nat Russell Yeti Socks!
These 98% cotton ring-spun knit socks are cozy from the jump...
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>COMMERCIAL ARTISAN 'SLEEVE' T-Shirt
Commercial Artisan (James and Jon Sholly--OG LUNA family) bring the heat with this thin-lined, minimal beauty of a design!
Alternative 100% cotton black shirt, printed with white ink—we've lost control again…

CLICK here for a GOOOD look at the detail!
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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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>BrainTwins 'LUNAR phase' T-Shirt
BrainTwins, fresh from killing our #rsd18, have got your phases sorted!
Alternative 100% cotton asphalt grey shirt, printed with #319—chart your tide with this one…
 

of course we pay CASH for your used LPs...

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Actually, we buy (and sell) all sorts of pre-loved music!
We stock over 10,00 used LPs and we are always looking to purchase your unwanted LPs, CDs, and DVDs (in good condition) for $$$.
House calls made!
CLICK HERE for all the details...
 

up-front pre-order magic—for delivery or pick-up!

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>Bon Iver - Blood Bank EP (10th Anniversary Edition) (Red Vinyl Edition) LP
In his 25 years performing under the Destroyer moniker, effusive art-rocker Dan Bejar has made some stone cold classics. Albums like Destroyer's Rubies (2006), Kaputt (2011) and ken (2017) have garnered huge love from critics & fans alike (Kaputt most recently being named one of the Top 25 Albums of the Decade by Pitchfork). His latest album features elements from all three of those albums with gauzy saxophones & synthesizers floating under Bejar's razor-sharp wit. But the roots of his new album bloomed out very un-Destroyer influences like period-specific Björk, Air, and Massive Attack!

out
03/27/2020
 

the LUNA music 25th Anniversary Celebration!

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LUNA music turned 25 years old, on 20 DECEMBER 2019, and we decided to throw a party!
Big love to all the family, friends, and folks that came on on this lovely Friday, to help us celebrate!
Thank you Nat Russell and MC Taylor for making the night so special and unforgettable!

And…THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO HAS SUPPORTED OUR SHOP FOR THE LAST QUARTER CENTURY!!!
WE. LOVE. YOU!
XO-tLc

fotos: Doug Fellegy
 

thanks for the love Time Out…

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>Thanks so much to Time Out for including us in their 'The 24 best things to do in Indianapolis' round up!
Take a peek at the best things to do in Indianapolis, from top museums and attractions to live music and restaurants…
>check that list out
HERE!
 

AND thanks for the love The New York Times!

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>The NYT has some essential spots for you to check out, when you visit our fine, fine city! Thanks so much to the Times for including us in their '36 Hours in Indianapolis' write up!
Take a peek at the best things to do in Indianapolis—from top museums, bars, galleries, shops, and attractions…
LUNA music 5202 N. College Avenue Indianapolis IN 46220 USA (317) 283-LUNA