RECORD STORE DAY at LUNA music—Saturday, 13 APRIL 2019!
>RECORD STORE DAY 2019 @ LUNA music SATURDAY, 13 APRIL 8:00AM - 9:00PM BLOCK PARTY STYLEE! OH, YOU KNOW HOW WE DO—WE'VE GOT A PARTY PLANNED! THIS YEAR WE ARE SHUTTING DOWN 52ND STREET (BETWEEN COLLEGE AVE. AND BROADWAY) FOR A PROPER BLOCK PARTY! WATCH THIS SPOT FOR ALL THE DEETS AND LAST MINUTE DEVELOPMENTS!
>PEEP THAT LIST OF OFFICIAL 2019 TITLES OUT HERE! >DOWNLOAD THAT LIST OF 2019 TITLES RIGHT HERE!
>>>DON'T FORGET—SHOP WITH US ON SATURDAY, 06 APRIL 2019—SPEND $15 OR MORE, AND YOU'LL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING FOR ONE OF THE FIRST TWO SPOTS ON RSD 2019!!
speaking of RECORD STORE DAY at LUNA music…
>>>ONLY AVAILABLE AT LUNA, ON RSD 2019!!
>MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO AND SO'S - SLING SHOT TO HEAVEN PINK VINYLLP Out of print for five years and utilizing the original LP master for superior audio, M&TNSAS fifth album – Sling Shot to Heaven – now boasts expanded gatefold packaging with unseen photos and liner notes.
>MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO AND SO'S – TUMBLEWEED LOVE – The Sling Shot to Heaven demo recordings PURPLE VINYLLP Tumbleweed Love is 13 never-before-heard acoustic demos (7 of which did NOT make the cut for the final version of Sling Shot to Heaven) and a rare chance to hear some of your favorite songs in their rawest form.
>>>COLORED VINYL VERSIONS (PINK FOR 'SLING SHOT TO HEAVEN' andPURPLE FOR 'TUMBLEWEED LOVE')WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT LUNA music on RECORD STORE DAY 2019!! Please note: these are the same variants that Richard will be sending to his Patreon subscribers!
>>BLACK vinyl copies will be available for purchase, at finer independent stores, beginning 26 April 2019!
This. This is what it is ALL about, when you've been in the game for 30+ years—it's working with friends! We are beyond stoked to once again be working with one of our favorite artists! More to come…
>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...
OUT BACK — YOUR HOSTS RUSTY REDENBACHER and D.J. MR. KINETIK WILL BE HOLDING DOWN OUR LIVE PERFORMANCE SPOT — RIGHT BEHIND THE SHOP, STARTING AT NOON! CHECK OUT L-I-V-E PERFORMANCES FROM: NOON RADAR GOLD 1PM METAVARI 2PM VOLUNTEER DEPARTMENT 3PM GLITTER BRAINS 4PM DMA 5PM MR. KINETIK & THE MOVEMENT 6PM KEVIN KRAUTER WHO ELSE IS COMING TO THE PARTY? WE KEEP IT LOCAL... >La Margarita will be bringing their vegan and meat-leaning tacos to keep you fueled. >Circles Ice Cream will be on site, for the first time, serving up locally-made grab-and-go ice cream cups with some MIND BLOWING flavors. >Bearded Ben Hunt will be pouring their usual array of liquid gold—drink local while you enjoy the sounds. >Laundromatinee will be on site shooting video for future innerweb love.
OUT FRONT — ALSO AT 8AM: >FREEDONUTS for all you good folks waiting in line—the usual goodness from Taylor's Bakery. >Grab bags (with samplers, surprises, and treats – all for you). >Reconnection with music-minded individuals in our community (good times, indeed...) ON 52nd STREET (we are closing 52nd Street down— between College Ave. and Broadway) — STARTING AT 10AM: >Our Annual Sidewalk Sale (thousands of $2 vinyl LPs, $1 CDs, along with other goodies AND 50% OFF previous RSD titles—all out front!). >Cat Head Press will be screening, FOR FREE, a lovely LUNA design! Bring your t-shirt, apron, overalls and we'll screen it for free—right before your very eyes!
THE BEST PART: RSD RELEASES — CREATED JUST FOR THIS DAY! Each year artists and labels create artifacts, just for sale on RSD and only at independent shops, like ours. This year there are over 400 titles, going on sale, on the 13th—check recordstoreday.com for the GIANT list of exclusive titles—we here at LUNA have them all on order!
>>>We open at 8AM, on the 13th! Come by and have a little party with us!
the LUNA pick(s)-of-the-moment...
>Durand Jones & The Indications – American Love Call CD/LP (Dead Oceans) Durand Jones & the Indications aren't looking backwards. Helmed by foil vocalists in Durand Jones and drummer Aaron Frazer, the Indications conjure the dynamism of Jackie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield, and The Impressions. Even with an aesthetic steeped in the golden, strings-infused dreaminess of early '70s soul, The Indications' sophomore LP, American Love Call, is planted firmly in the present, with the urgency of this moment in time.
LUNA music essentials...
>FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS - Live In London (Blue and Yellow "Loser" Edition) 3-LP Flight of the Conchords will release Live in London on 2xCD/3xLP/DL/CS worldwide via Sub Pop on March 8th, 2019. This past October and ten years after the launch of their hit HBO series, musical comedians Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement returned to the network for an all-new comedy special. Live in London was taped before a live audience at the Eventim Apollo and features the Conchords performing new songs from the sold-out UK and Ireland edition of “Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords Tour.”
>Foals – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost: Part 1 CD/LP (WB) Foals return with two new albums in 2019: Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1 and Part 2, a pair of releases, separate but related. Part 1 is now available, with Part 2 following in the Autumn. Eager to break the traditional pop song structure which they felt they were becoming increasingly tapered to, the 20 tracks defy expectation.
>Weezer – Weezer (The Teal Album) CD (Crush Music) On the heels of their latest studio album Weezer (The Black Album) the alt-rock band delivers a covers album. “As anyone could have gathered after a first listen of ‘Africa’ or ‘Rosanna’, the latter of which is sorely missing on this compilation, the band doesn’t just half-ass the cover; they meticulously replicate each song with Fincher-like obsession.
>Sasami – Sasami CD/LP+MP3 (Domino) Sasami (aka Sasami Ashworth) has been making music in the Los Angeles area, in almost every way you can, for the last decade. From playing French horn in orchestras and studios and playing keys, bass, and guitar in local rock bands (Cherry Glazerr, Dirt Dress), to contributing vocals/string/horn arrangements to studio albums (Curtis Harding, Wild Nothing, Hand Habits) and producing on tracks for other respected artists.
sweet vinyl gems...
>Caetano Veloso – Caetano Veloso [Reissue/1968] LP (Third Man) Caetano Veloso's self-titled debut solo album is one of the most important and influential Brazilian (and, dare we say, South American) albums of all time. With the release of this seminal album, Veloso would become the leading voice of Tropicália.
>Weezer – Weezer (The Black Album) LP (Crush Music) Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl. Weezer (The Black Album) was produced by TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek, with whom the band worked for the first time. The album's songs were entirely written on piano by frontman Rivers Cuomo.
>Neil Young – Dead Man [Reissue/1996] LP (Vapor) All instrumental pieces provided by Young interspersed with memorable movie sound bites.
>James Brown – Motherlode [Reissue/1993] 2xLP (Polydor) Originally a 1988 compilation album focusing on James Brown's funk recordings of the late 1960s and early 1970s, and including live performances and remixes as well as studio recordings, this is the first vinyl edition of the 2003 expanded edition of Motherlode.
>New Order – Ceremony (Version 1) 12” (WB) – Ceremony (Version 2) 12” (WB) Recordings in East Orange, New Jersey, during the US visit the previous September, New Order's first single might, in an alternative universe, have been Joy Division's next. Both the original version (released on 12” in March 1981) and the alternative, re-recorded version (released later that year) have been remastered and pressed on heavyweight vinyl.
>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!
>the JON ROGERS LUNA LAMP Sweatshirt Our man Jon Rogers has cooked up yet another instant classic for us! What would we do without him? The LUNA lamp design brings a vintage vibe for you to rock on your future days... Printed on a super soft/super cozy French Terry Reversible Alternative Apparel!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU one and all…
>RICHARD EDWARDS - LIVE at LUNA music RSD 2017 vinyl LP This. This is what it is ALL about, when you've been in the game for 30+ years—it's working with friends! If you partied with us last year, on RSD, then you were fortunate to see Richard Edwards captivate the crowd (it was his first public performance in years) with a stripped-down, direct-shot set of the lethal songs from his his just-released ’Lemon Cotton Candy Sunset’ LP—as well as a few songs from his earlier cannon.
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!
>STEREOLAB - MARS AUDIAC QUINTET (BLACK vinyl edition) 3-LP set Expanded and re-mastered edition. Each album has been re-mastered from the original 1/2" tapes by Bo Kondren at Calyx Mastering and overseen by Tim Gane. Bonus material will include alternate takes, 4 track demos and unreleased mixes.
>STEREOLAB - TRANSIENT RANDOM-NOISE BURSTS WITH ANNOUNCEMENTS (BLACK vinyl edition) 3-LP set Expanded and re-mastered edition. Each album has been re-mastered from the original 1/2" tapes by Bo Kondren at Calyx Mastering and overseen by Tim Gane. Bonus material will include alternate takes, 4 track demos and unreleased mixes.
>VAMPIRE WEEKEND - Father of the Bride (140 Gram Black Vinyl edition) 2-LP Set Father of the Bride is the highly anticipated new album from Vampire Weekend, and is the band’s fourth full length release. It is the follow up to 2013’s Modern Vampires of the City, which won the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album in 2014. Father of the Bride is produced by founding band member Ezra Koenig, and Ariel Rechtshaid (Adele, Madonna, Charli XCX, Usher, HAIM, Solange, and others). The album features 18 songs, including “Harmony Hall,” “Big Blue,” “2021,” and “Sunflower.”
out 03 MAY 2019...
>CLINIC - Wheeltappers and Shunters (Deluxe Opaque Red Vinyl edition) LP The album title is taken from the long-forgotten 1970s ITV variety show The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club, which recreated the smoky, boozy atmosphere of Northern working men's clubs for a sofa-bound audience and befitting of what Clinic was looking to achieve with ‘a satirical take on British culture - both high and low’
out 10 MAY 2019...
>MAC DEMARCO - Here Comes The Cowboy (Indie Exclusive Green and Black Vinyl edition) LP Mac’s newest LP, ‘Here Comes The Cowboy,’ is his first release under his record label Mac’s Records.
out 10 MAY 2019...
>EX HEX - It's Real (Peak Edition Vinyl) LP When Ex Hex exploded onto the scene with their unfettered brand of rock and riffage, the power trio for our generation had finally arrived. Made up of Mary Timony (guitar, vocals), Betsy Wright (bass, vocals), and Laura Harris (drums), the group’s 2014 debut Rips was a gleaming collection of tightly wound gems that scored Best New Music honors from Pitchfork, the top spot on Magnet Magazine’s Best of 2014 list, and No. 11 in that year’s Pazz & Jop critics poll. Near-constant touring throughout 2015 and 2016 established the band as a force to be reckoned with: an audacious three-piece distilling rock music to its essence with formidable skills and a reputation for frenzied and unabashedly fun live shows.
Peak edition pressed on magenta and blue swirl vinyl! out 22 MARCH 2019...
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