free, in-store performances and events…

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>MOON RUIN
IN-STORE PERFORMANCE
SUNDAY, 29 JULY 2018
3:00PM
In support of his new LP, 'Slow Down Ego,' Moon Ruin makes a stop here at LUNA music featuring a full band!
Moon Ruin is the new music project of Peoria, IL songwriter, Jared Bartman. Ephemeral yet timeless, it is the home where Bartman's new record, 'Slow Down Ego', can find repose. Having released music under his namesake for ten years, the move to Moon Ruin is a throwing off of preconceived notions and the pressure of expectation. Engineered over the course of two years with producers Mike Noyce (Bon Iver, The Tallest Man on Earth, Aero Flynn) and Liam O'Brien, ‘'Slow Down Ego' sees release on vinyl LP via Dilated Time Records and all digital services on April 6, 2018.

 
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>SUN SEEKER
IN-STORE PERFORMANCE
TUESDAY, 31 JULY 2018
6:00PM

Psych-rockers Sun Seeker are making a trip to LUNA music! Come see one of Nashville's most talked about bands, up-close and personal, here at the shop!
Sun Seeker has drawn applause for their unhurried breed of Cosmic American Music and with BIDDEFORD (Third Man Records), their long awaited debut EP, the Nashville-based band more than affirm their promise. The EP - which follows Sun Seeker’s widely acclaimed Third Man debut single, 2016’s “Georgia Dust” b/w “No One Knows” (TMR322) - sees Alex Benick (guitar, vocals), Asher Horton (bass guitar, vocals), and Ben Parks (drums, vocals) exploring nostalgia, melancholy, and emotional turmoil via laidback psychedelia pollinated with tight harmonies, classic folk songcraft, and country rock spirit, an ageless approach that is simultaneously archetypal and now utterly their own. Songs like “With Nothing (But Our Last Words)” and the yearning “Won’t Keep Me Up At Night” meld Benick’s candid lyricism and stark melodies with creative arrangement and production technique, fashioning a sonic world to match their interior emotional scope.
Now all 21, the “bunch of musical friends” at the core of Sun Seeker have been collaborating in some sense since eighth grade. The trio formed a loose collective of combos, playing together in each other’s bands, with Sun Seeker officially convening in January 2013. The band became fast favorites on the Nashville scene, earning word of mouth and a fervent fan following via an electric live presence and a striking collection of songs. Sun Seeker will celebrate BIDDEFORD with intense national touring, not dissimilar to the approach they took in building a hometown following. The band plan to use the time between runs to record their now eagerly anticipated debut album, still determined to keep venturing forward, developing and expanding the distinctive parameters of their own intrepid sound and vision.

>>Listen to Sun Seekers AudioTree session
HERE!
 
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>SIR DEJA DOOG
IN-STORE PERFORMANCE
FRIDAY, 03 AUGUST 2018
7:00PM
Come join us for a listening/release party of Sir Deja Doog’s newest album “Eclipse” (LIMITED TO 100 CASSETTES), out on WARM RATIO!
We will be listening to the album AND Sir Deja Doog himself will be performing a few songs as well...
Sir Deja Doog’s new album “Eclipse” evokes the feeling of an art house film from the early seventies and draws inspiration from Tarkovsky, Jodorowsky, and Fulci as much as from Comus, The Incredible String Band, and Tangerine Dream.
 
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>THE ROCK N' ROLL HI-FIVES
IN-STORE PERFORMANCES
SUNDAY, 12 AUGUST 2018
2:00PM
Returning to LUNA music for their second in-store performance, as a part of their "Tourcation!"
If you want to find the hardest rocking family band in the truest sense of the word, look no further than New Jersey’s RocknRoll HiFives.
Comprised of parents Joe and Gloree Centeno and their progeny Eilee, aged sixteen, and Evren, aged fourteen, the RocknRoll HiFives are the newest family rockers to break onto the scene. And while hardly a brand new act, the HiFives are preparing to release their new release titled “Re-Introducing the Rock-n-Roll Hi-Fives” on Little Dickman Records. Release date June 29th 2018
Listen to the new album
HERE!
 

BIG LOVE to 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!
 

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

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>TY SEGALL & WHITE FENCE - Joy CD/LP
Ty Segall and White Fence are AS ONE again. Six years after their fun favorite Hair collaboration, and jeez, almost four years after Ty produced the last White Fence record For The Recently Found Innocent, they're back at it. But the second time around, it's no Hair 2 - Joy is its own reward. Tim Presley and Ty take it up a notch, with 15 wild tracks that share space in an effortless fashion, dispersing doses of the fabled vintage obsessions, but threading them together instead with their own sound of today. Joy, indeed!
 
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>the LUNA music / BrainTwins Animated Zoetrope Cork Slipmat
You're used to playing your records on your turntable—but have your ever "played" your slipmat?
DESIGNED AND ILLUSTRATED BY BrainTwins—THIS ONE IS ACTIVATED BY YOU!
We'd like to introduce you to the first LUNA music Animated Zoetrope Cork Slipmat!
Truly a marvel to behold—dig this video…
1. PLACE THE (BEAUTIFUL) 2-COLOR SLIPMAT ON YOUR TURNTABLE.
2. >>>
D/L THIS APP at ZOESTROBE.
3. TURN OUT THE LIGHTS.
4. GET. DOWN!
 

latest LUNA merch...

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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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>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…
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>the LUNA music / Jacob Gardner THANK YOU Tote!
DIG THIS! Making its debut on the 21st—we are delighted to have the our
second King Cataract-designed tote—just in time for #RSD18!

THANK YOU
THANK YOU
THANK YOU
THANK YOU
THANK YOU
THANK YOU
one and all…
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>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.
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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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>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…
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>the NAT RUSSELL TEAM LUNA cursive Baseball T-Shirt
Team up with the TEAM LUNA cursive Baseball T!
Printed on Alternative Apparel, this 3/4-length sleeve T (along with a double split fountain of bleu and yellow ink) is a soft, lightweight Eco-Jersey (50% Polyester, 38% Cotton, 12% Rayon)—with a super comfortable feel!
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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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>the JON ROGERS octopus T-Shirt
Jun Ra gives us his take on this LUNA-centric Octo!
Printed on a super-comfy, 50/50 blend, Alternative Apparel Keepsake Vintage Jersey T-Shirt!
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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…
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>the LUNA music / Jacob Gardner THANK YOU Tote!
DIG THIS! Making its debut on the 21st—we are delighted to have the our
second King Cataract-designed tote—just in time for #RSD18!

THANK YOU
THANK YOU
THANK YOU
THANK YOU
THANK YOU
THANK YOU
one and all…
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>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.
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>the JON ROGERS octopus T-Shirt
Jun Ra gives us his take on this LUNA-centric Octo!
Printed on a super-comfy, 50/50 blend, Alternative Apparel Keepsake Vintage Jersey T-Shirt!
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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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>the NAT RUSSELL record holder T-Shirt
Nat Russell's record holder gets the T treatment! When you get this, check the neck...
Printed on 100% cotton Alternative Apparel.
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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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>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…
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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...
 

LUNA music essentials...

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>DJ Seinfeld – DJ-Kicks CD/2xLP (!K7)
Armand Jakobsson aka DJ Seinfeld approached his DJ-Kicks with the intention of representing all the things that made him fall in love with dance music more than a decade ago, as well as showing some of the progression that has occurred in that time and "reflecting the simultaneous fear of leaving something safe behind as well as the excitement of venturing into unknown territories, musically and emotionally." In order to make it as personal as possible, he called upon the many talented people around him making music.
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>The Internet – Hive Mind CD/2xLP+MP3 (Columbia)
The Internet follow-up their breakthrough Grammy-nominated third album,
Ego Death (2015) with Hive Mind. Syd (vocalist/songwriter), Matt Martians (producer), Steve Lacy (guitarist/vocalist/songwriter), Patrick Paige II (songwriter/bassist), and Christopher Smith (songwriter/drummer) present kaleidoscopic, neo-soul, future sounds here that reveal the growth in their creative chemistry. It's light years beyond their previous output, and even in its slower moments, the LP is both intricate and minimal, giving each member's contributions the space to shine.
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>Liars – Original Soundtrack To The Film 1/1 CD (Mute)
Originally recorded in 2015,
Original Soundtrack To The Film 1/1 marks the last recording of Liars’ core team of Angus Andrews and Aaron Hemphill. The film submerges the audience into the mind of Lissa, a twenty-year-old girl trapped in rural Pennsylvania, who grapples with sex, drugs, love and loss. Liar’s daring soundtrack follows the release of 2017’s acclaimed TFCF (Theme From Crying Fountain), an album Pitchfork said “couldn’t be a more appropriate marker of the irrepressible project’s evolution, nor a more fitting testament to Liars’ legacy.” [Vinyl edition due August 10.]
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>Mike Patton – 1922: Original Score CD/2xLP (Ipecac)
1922 is based on Stephen King's 2010 novella of the same name, from his horror anthology Full Dark, No Stars, which tells the story of a man's confession of his wife's murder. But after he buries her body, he finds himself terrorized by rats and, as his life begins to unravel, becomes convinced his wife is haunting him. Presented on CD and double-vinyl, Mike Patton's (Faith No More, Dead Cross, Tomahawk) heavily orchestral original score follows his acclaimed work on the 2012 film The Place Beyond The Pines and is equally haunting and dissonant.
 

sweet vinyl gems...

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>Kanye West – ye CD/LP (Def Jam)
Kanye’s eighth album,
Ye, features guest vocals by Ty Dolla Sign, PartyNextDoor, Kid Cudi, Jeremih and 070 Shake, among others.
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>The Essex Green
– The Long Goodbye [Reissue/2003] LP+MP3 (Merge)
– Cannibal Sea [Reissue/2006] LP+MP3 (Merge)
The Essex Green is a neo-psychedelic pop outfit from Brooklyn, NY via Burlington, VT. On the heels of their recently released new album
Hardly Electronic, their second and third albums are both available for the first time on vinyl. [Limited colored vinyl pressings are also available.]
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>Knxwledge ‎– Gladwemet 7” (Stones Throw)
Knxwledge (pronounced “knowledge”) is a beat maker raised in central New Jersey and Philadelphia, now in Los Angeles. Standing out in a sea of producers rising from the L.A. beat scene, the prolific artist and record collector produces his sound by creating a pastiche of soul, jazz and hip-hop that melts together in a style uniquely his own.
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>Frank Zappa – Chunga’s Revenge [Reissue/1970] LP (Zappa Music)
Zappa's first effort of the 1970s marks the first appearance of former Turtles members Flo & Eddie on a Zappa record, and signals the dawn of a controversial epoch in Zappa's history.
Chunga's Revenge represents a shift from both the satirical political commentary of his 1960s work with The Mothers of Invention, and the jazz fusion of Hot Rats.
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>Wire
– Pink Flag [Reissue/1977] LP (Pink Flag)
– Chairs Missing [Reissue/1978] LP (Pink Flag)
– 154 [Reissue/1979] LP (Pink Flag)
Released last May on expanded double-CD, deluxe audiophile single-disc editions of the highly influential art-punk band’s first three albums are now available on vinyl.
 

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

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>LOW - DOUBLE NEGATIVE (CLEAR Vinyl LOSER Edition) LP
In 2018, Low will turn twenty-five. Since 1993, Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker—the married couple whose heaven-and-earth harmonies have always held the band’s center—have pioneered a subgenre, shrugged off its strictures, recorded a Christmas classic, become a magnetic onstage force, and emerged as one of music’s most steadfast and vital vehicles for pulling light from our darkest emotional recesses. But Low will not commemorate its first quarter-century with mawkish nostalgia or safe runs through songbook favorites. Instead, in faithfully defiant fashion, Low will release its most brazen, abrasive (and, paradoxically, most empowering) album ever: 'Double Negative,' an unflinching eleven-song quest through snarling static and shattering beats that somehow culminates in the brightest pop song of Low’s career.

Out 14 SEPTEMBER 2018.
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>PRINCE - Piano & Microphone 1983 (Deluxe Edition) LP/CD
(Minneapolis, MN - June 7, 2018) Today the Prince Estate, in partnership with Warner Bros. Records, announced the release of the Piano & A Microphone 1983 album on what would have been Prince's 60th birthday. The nine track, 35-minute album features a previously unreleased home studio cassette recording of Prince at his piano captured in 1983. "This raw, intimate recording, which took place at the start of Prince's career right before he achieved international stardom, is similar in format to the Piano & A Microphone Tour that he ended his career with in 2016," said Prince Estate entertainment adviser Troy Carter. "The Estate is excited to be able to give fans a glimpse of his evolution and show how his career ultimately came full circle with just him and his piano." The private rehearsal provides a rare, intimate glimpse into Prince's creative process as he worked through songs which include "17 Days" and "Purple Rain" (neither of which would be released until 1984), a cover of Joni Mitchell's "A Case Of You", "Strange Relationship" (not released until 1987 on his critically acclaimed Sign O' The Times album), and "International Lover". The album also includes a rare recording of the 19th Century spiritual "Mary Don't You Weep" which will be featured during the end credits of Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman in theaters August 2018. For fans of Prince's spontaneous live medleys, tracks 1-7 of the album are presented in that same format as they were originally recorded. The Deluxe CD+LP format will include a 12" booklet featuring brand new liner notes written by Prince's then engineer Don Batts, as well as candid shots of Prince including never before seen images. out 21 SEPT 2018...
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>SPIRITUALIZED - And Nothing Hurt (Indie Exclusive White Edition Vinyl) LP
Spiritualized's first album in six year since 2012's "Sweet Heart Sweet Light!"
In a press statement, Spiritualized’s Jason Pierce elaborates on his comments about this being the band’s final album: “I was quite sincere about that and I still feel like it might be the case. It was such hard work. I found myself going crazy for so long. It’s not like there’s no coming back, I’m fine now… it’s just such a hard thing to do, to make a record like this on your own.”
pressed on indie exclusive white vinyl!
out 07 SEPT 2018...
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>LOW - DOUBLE NEGATIVE (CLEAR Vinyl LOSER Edition) LP
In 2018, Low will turn twenty-five. Since 1993, Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker—the married couple whose heaven-and-earth harmonies have always held the band’s center—have pioneered a subgenre, shrugged off its strictures, recorded a Christmas classic, become a magnetic onstage force, and emerged as one of music’s most steadfast and vital vehicles for pulling light from our darkest emotional recesses. But Low will not commemorate its first quarter-century with mawkish nostalgia or safe runs through songbook favorites. Instead, in faithfully defiant fashion, Low will release its most brazen, abrasive (and, paradoxically, most empowering) album ever: 'Double Negative,' an unflinching eleven-song quest through snarling static and shattering beats that somehow culminates in the brightest pop song of Low’s career.

Out 14 SEPTEMBER 2018.
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>DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE - Thank You For Today (Indie Exclusive Clear Edition Vinyl) LP
“Thank You for Today” was produced and mixed by Rich Costey (Fiona Apple, Franz Ferdinand, Muse), who also produced the band’s last album, the GRAMMY nominated “KINTSUGI.” “Thank You for Today” marks the first Death Cab for Cutie release to see long time bandmates Gibbard, Nick Harmer, and Jason McGerr joined in the studio by new members Dave Depper (Menomena, Fruit Bats, Corin Tucker, Ray Lamontagne) and Zac Rae (My Brightest Diamond, Fiona Apple, Lana Del Rey, Gnarls Barkley). Depper and Rae have both been part of Death Cab’s touring band since 2015.
pressed on indie exclusive clear vinyl!
out 17 AUG 2018...
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>MITSKI - Be The Cowboy (Coke Bottle Clear Edition Vinyl) LP
The breakout success of 2016’s Puberty 2 saw Mitski hailed as the new vanguard of indie rock, the one to save the genre from the white dudes who’ve historically dominated it. But the often overlooked aspect of being a rising star is the sheer amount of work that goes into it. “I had been on the road for a long time, which is so isolating, and had to run my own business at the same time,” Mitski explains, “a lot of this record was me not having any feelings, being completely spent, but then trying to rally myself and wake up and get back to Mitski. I was feeling really nihilistic and trying to make pop songs.” We want our artists to be strong but we also expect them to be vulnerable. Rather than avoiding this dilemma, she addresses directly the power that comes from appearing impenetrable and loneliness that follows. “With a lot of the romantic infatuations I’ve had,” she says, “when I look back, I wonder, Did I want them or did I want to be them? Did I love them or did I want to absorb whatever power they had? I decided I could just be my own cowboy gure that I so desire.” In Be The Cowboy, Mitski delves into the loneliness of being a symbol and the loneliness of being someone, and how it can feel so much like being no one. pressed on coke bottle clear vinyl! out 17 AUGUST 2018...
 

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 $$$.
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