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

for the week of 19 MAY 2017
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>Nick Hakim – Green Twins CD/LP (ATO)
The story of Nick Hakim's debut album
Green Twins truly began when, armed with the masters for his critically acclaimed Where Will We Go Pt. I & II EPs, Hakim moved from Boston to Brooklyn, spending his time fleshing out unfinished ideas in his bedroom. He came up with lyrics on the spot while playing the live circuit, recording sketches and lyrics on voice memos and a four-track cassette recorder, and embracing the local community of musicians by performing with bands like Jesse And Forever and Onyx Collective. From there, Green Twins came about as a sum of its parts: Hakim took the demo recordings to studios in New York, Philadelphia and London and built on them, keeping the original essence of the songs intact. Hakim says of Green Twins, “I felt the need to push my creativity in a different way than I had on the EPs.” The record draws from influences spanning Robert Wyatt, Marvin Gaye and Shuggie Otis to My Bloody Valentine. “We wanted to imagine what it would have sounded like if RZA had produced a Portishead album. We experimented with engineering techniques from Phil Spector and Al Green's Back Up Train, drum programming from RZA and Outkast, and were listening to a lot of The Impressions, John Lennon, Wu-Tang, Madlib, and Screaming Jay Hawkins.”
 

LUNA music essentials...

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>Jlin – Black Origami CD/2xLP+MP3 (Planet Mu)
A percussion-led tour de force, Jlin's long awaited second album
Black Origami is a creation that seals her reputation as a unique producer with an exceptional ability to make riveting rhythmic music. The album is driven by a deep creative thirst which she describes as “this driving feeling that I wanted to do something different, something that challenged me to my core.” Spirituality and movement are both at the core of Black Origami, inspired largely by her ongoing collaborations with Indian dancer/movement artist Avril Stormy Unger whom she met and collaborated with at her debut performance for the Unsound festival – “There is a fine line between me entertaining a person and my spirituality. Avril, who collaborates with me by means of dance, feels the exact same way. Movement played a great role in Black Origami. The track ‘Carbon 7’ is very inspired by the way Avril moves and dances. Our rhythms are so in sync at times it kind of scares us. When there is something I can't quite figure out when it comes to my production, it's like she senses it. Her response to me is always ‘You'll figure it out.’ Once I figure it out it's like time and space no longer exist.”
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>Wavves – You’re Welcome CD/LP (Ghostramp)
The word “brat” has followed Nathan Williams around for almost a decade, but at the age of 30, with a fully-fledged business to his name, as well as the ongoing success of band Wavves, his rebellious streak has proven not just purposeful but pretty damn inspiring.
You're Welcome is the soundtrack to this new lease of freedom. It's Williams' tongue-in-cheek rebirth as a self-released, self-actualized, self-promoting punk kingpin, and despite putting his money where his uncensored mouth is, he's emerged not just unscathed but with the upper hand. You're Welcome is mostly comprised of Williams' oddball, sample-led brainstorms: he came up with 40 tracks, now whittled down to twelve, fat-free punk zingers. A sample nerd, Williams delved into his obsession with 1950s doo-wop and – surprisingly – international folk, including Cambodian pop and '70s psychedelia from South America. The results make for one of the most diverse and intricate Wavves records yet. “Come To The Valley” contains a Phil Spector meets Beach Boys '60s high school dance vibe, whereas title track “You're Welcome” riffs on sound effects that could almost originate from Bizarro World, never mind Cambodia. [Limited color vinyl pressing also available.]
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>The Mountain Goats - Goths (Deluxe Vampire Red & Tracklight Green 45RPM Vinyl) 3-LP set
From Peter Hughes: The theme this time around is goth, a subject closer to my heart perhaps than that of any Mountain Goats album previous. And while John writes the songs, as he always has, it feels more than ever like he’s speaking for all of us in the band, erstwhile goths (raises hand) or otherwise, for these are songs that approach an identity most often associated with youth from a perspective that is inescapably adult.
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>Aldous Harding - Party CD/LP (4AD)
4AD welcomes Aldous Harding, a remarkable talent from New Zealand. Aldous Harding’s music is not for the faint of heart. Disarming in its desolate imagery and stark instrumentation, her songs draw from the core facets of life: death, birth, grief and love. With echoes of folk luminary Linda Perhacs, Harding’s work is one step removed from the modern world, lying in the more savage and dramatic terrain where Kate Bush and Scott Walker reside, wrought with a wry wit and tenacious gall.
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>Wynton Kelly Trio/Wes Montgomery - Smokin' In Seattle: Live At The Penthouse CD (Resonance)
Previously unreleased live sets by jazz guitar icon Wes Montgomery with the irrepressibly swinging pianist Wynton Kelly and his trio captured live at the Penthouse in Seattle, WA on April 14
th and 21st, 1966. Recorded less than a year after Wes and Wynton's classic 1965 live album Smokin’ At The Half Note, which guitarist Pet Metheny calls “the absolute greatest jazz guitar album ever made,” Smokin' In Seattle finds the dynamic duo joined by the solid rhythm section of bassist Ron McClure (Charles Lloyd, Joe Henderson) and legendary drummer Jimmy Cobb.

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sweet vinyl gems...

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>Childish Gambino - "Awaken, My Love!" MEGA LP set (Glassnote)
FINALLY! Now on vinyl and this is the only version...
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>The Caretaker – Everywhere At The End Of Time – Stage 2 LP (History Always Favors The Winners)
Everywhere at the end of time' is a new and finite series exploring dementia, its advance and its totality. Featuring the sounds from the journey The Caretaker as artist will make after being artistically diagnosed as having early onset dementia. Each stage will reveal new points of progression, loss and disintegration. Progressively falling further and further towards the abyss of complete memory loss and nothingness. Viewing dementia as a series of stages can be a useful way to understand the illness, but it is important to realize that this only provides a rough guide to the progress of the condition.
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>Angelo Badalamenti – Blue Velvet [Reissue/1986] LP (Varese Sarabande)
For the first time in 30 years, the haunting soundtrack to David Lynch's masterpiece
Blue Velvet is back in-print on vinyl. The first of many collaborations between the director and composer Angelo Badalamenti, Blue Velvet's evocative score is juxtaposed with Lynch's use of early pop tunes, creating an unsettling effect that complemented the movie perfectly. You'll also find the first musical collaboration between Lynch, Badalamenti and Julee Cruise here.
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>Helium
– The Dirt Of Luck [Reissue/1995] LP+MP3 (Matador)
– The Magic City/No Guitars [Reissue/1997] 2xLP+MP3 (Matador)
– Ends With And 2xLP+MP3 (Matador)
Led by Mary Timony (Ex Hex, Wild Flag, Autoclave), Helium was one of the most important rock bands of the ‘90s, and finally their influential output is being released on vinyl after a decade of being out of print courtesy of Matador Records. In addition to the reissues of breakthrough 1995 debut
The Dirt Of Luck and revered 1997 swan song The Magic City (bundled on a double-LP with the No Guitars EP), Helium release a brand new collection of rarities, B-sides, and unreleased demos on a 19-track double LP entitled Ends With And.
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>Massive Attack – Mezzanine [Reissue/1998] 2xLP (Virgin)
180gm vinyl reissue. After a long hiatus, Massive Attack returned in 1998 with
Mezzanine, a record announcing not only that the group was back, but that they can create a masterpiece as good as their debut. Here Massive Attack recruit a live band, while maintaining their trademark downtempo sound.
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>David Bowie/Trevor Jones – Labyrinth [Reissue/1986] LP (Capitol)
New remastered vinyl reissue of the soundtrack to the Jim Henson film featuring David Bowie, returning to vinyl for the first time since its original 1986 release.

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latest LUNA merch...

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>the LUNA music / RSD 2017 / Kyle Field T-Shirt!
Kyle Field is in a league of his own—and we can never get enough! The peanut wizard certainly knows how to conjure!

Super soft Canvas blue shirt with tonal blue ink—let's just trust the pnut wizard...
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>the LUNA music / Jon Rogers Octopus Cork Slipmat
The friendliest eight-armed phylum, you'd ever want to encounter...
Black ink on Super Nice Cork Mat*!







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the LUNA music / Nathaniel Russell Storefront Cork Slipmat
The now-classic storefront rendering, from our pal, Nat.
Effortless beauty...
Black ink on Super Nice Cork Mat*!

*a note about cork mats: some of us love these versus a regular felt mat because it helps (we think) dampen vibration and "tighten up" the low end...
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>the LUNA music Keychain
You'll never lose your keys again.
At least, that's what I always told my sister, Amy...

Yep, that mug glows, too...

>>more LUNA gear...

 

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—for delivery or pick-up!

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>Dan Auerbach - Waiting on a Song (Blue / Yellow Indie Exclusive Vinyl) LP
Brand new full-length from the Black Keys main-man!
out 02 JUNE 2017...
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>Alt-J - RELAXER (180 GRAM Black Vinyl) LP
all new full-length from england uk band alt-j!
out 02 JUNE 2017...
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>Beach Fossils - Somersault (Red Indie Exclusive Vinyl) LP
Brand new full-length on Bayonet Records!
out 02 JUNE 2017...
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>JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT - The Nashville Sound (Indie Exclusive Vinyl With Songbook) LP
Grammy winning country musician Jason Isbell reunites with his old band The 400 Unit for an all new LP! With some new rock n' roll influence in the mix with lyrics and melodies, you might cry and now you might be able to dance a little bit too..
out 16 JUNE 2017...
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>Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up (Black Vinyl) 2-LP set
'Crack-Up' comes six years after the 2011 release of 'Helplessness Blues' and nearly a decade since the band's 2008 self-titled debut.
out 16 JUNE 2017...
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>COM TRUISE - Iteration (Blue / White Indie Exclusive Vinyl) 2-LP
Com Truise returns with a brand new LP after six years!
out 16 JUNE 2017...
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>Jeff Tweedy - Together At Last (Opaque Yellow Indie Exclusive Vinyl) LP
'Together At Last' is a new album by songwriter and guitarist Jeff Tweedy. It features the Wilco bandleader performing eleven of his own songs, culled from the Wilco catalog as well as from side-projects Loose Fur and Golden Smog, in a solo acoustic setting. Recorded at Tweedy’s Chicago recording studio The Loft, 'Together At Last' showcases Tweedy’s accomplished and intricate guitar playing and his expressive, plaintive voice, and while audiences have experienced Tweedy live onstage as a solo performer for years, this is the first studio recording of its kind for the acclaimed musician.
out 23 JUNE 2017...
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>DREAM SYNDICATE - THE COMPLETE LIVE AT RAJI'S (Limited Edition Black Vinyl) 2-LP set
Available for the first time in the US! limited action with new liner notes, 4 additional tracks, photos, multi-colored numbered LPs, the list goes on!
out 23 JUNE 2017...(or sooner)

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other essential happenings...

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TOBIN SPROUT / MITCH MITCHELL'S TERRIFYING EXPERIENCE
SATURDAY, 27 MAY 2017 8PM
AT
THE HI-FI!
One of our favorite songwriters is coming to town to play for you! Not to be missed, this will be as good as any reunion out there!

>>>GRAB THOSE TICKETS
HERE!
 

RSD 2017 @ LUNA music—THANKS AGAIN!!!

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>RECORD STORE DAY @ LUNA music
SATURDAY, 22 APRIL 2017
8:00AM - 9:00PM

BLOCK PARTY STYLEE!
WE HAD SUCH A BLAST!!
THANK YOU, ONE AND ALL!!!

XO-tLc
 

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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...