free, in-store performances and events...

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TWIN PEAKS ORIGINAL SCORE LISTENING PARTY!
TUESDAY, 06 SEPTEMBER 2016 7:00PM

Stop by for some damn fine coffee (LUNA brew, no less) and cherry pie—as we take pre-orders for and also celebrate Mondo's reissue of the now classic score to Twin Peaks (which has been out of print for 25 YEARS)!

With director approved artwork (by Sam Smith), layout by Jay Shaw, sleeve notes By Angelo Badalamenti, and a 180G damn fine coffee colour vinyl pressing (out 09 September)—THIS is the way to Laura's heart!

We'll also be entering folks to win a FREE copy of this rad magic!

>>>You may pre-order, online, right
here!
 
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WILCO - 'SCHMILCO' LISTENING PARTY!
TUESDAY, 06 SEPTEMBER 2016 6:00PM

Were gonna spin some vinyl, on this Tuesday (AND YOU CAN BUY THE NEW WILCO, THE SAME DAY)!
First up—the new album from WILCO!
We'll have plenty of giveaways for you—such as: slipmats, limited-edition posters, lapel stickers, and even a white label copy of the LP to hand off!

This will be the first time that fans can publicly listen to the album in its entirety – as there will be no pre-release album stream available anywhere! Stop by, treat your ears, and
pick up that new wax...
 
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MARK DIPPEL IN-STORE PERFORMANCE!
SUNDAY, 25 SEPTEMBER 2016 3:00PM

A one-man, multi-instrumental, acoustic punk extravaganza—that isn't really punk...
 

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

for the week of 26 AUGUST 2016
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>Hoops – Cool 2 CD/LP (Fat Possum)
If Steely Dan backed Mac Demarco you'd arrive at Hoops. In a good way. This young band out of Bloomington, Indiana have packed serious chops and great hooks into an effortless, laid back '70s-California-via-chillwave sound. They've been blazing a chill trail the past year garnering praise from Gorilla v Bear, Fader, and the like, and playing with fellow indie dynamos like Whitney and Porches.
 

LUNA music essentials...

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>De La Soul - And The Anonymous Nobody CD/2xLP (A.O.I., LLC)
And The Anonymous Nobody is hip-hop trio De La Soul’s ninth album and first in four years. Guests/contributors include Snoop Dogg, Jill Scott, Usher, Justin Hawkins (The Darkness), Damon Albarn (of Blur/Gorillaz), 2 Chainz, Little Dragon, and David Byrne. True to the roots of hip-hop, And The Anonymous Nobody incorporates elements of jazz, funk, rock, country western and more sampled to create the tracks. Sampling is how De La has always made music but after spending a huge part of their career fighting off the "sample police," they decided to simply sample themselves. Over three years, they collaborated with some of L.A.'s finest studio musicians and recorded them in free-styled, unrehearsed, jam sessions. They played everything from banjo to upright bass, sometimes up to a dozen musicians at once; simply allowing sounds to integrate. “What we've done is created our own crates of records; album upon albums to mine and sample from. In our world, what we've created is freedom, freedom to make the art you believe in without having to compromise your vision. That's what we've always wanted most, that's what we've always believed in, that's what we've fought for...”
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>Cass McCombs – Mangy Love CD/2xLP+MP3 (ANTI-)
“McCombs is one of those artists who seem to blend into the tapestry of musical consciousness, lost in generic ‘coffee shop’ playlists—and unfairly so. He diligently, quietly puts out a record every year or two, and what sets him apart from other false prolifics is that his records are good. In the past, McComb’s slightly dusty-sounding folk rock was a little drowsy but in a thoughtful way, as if he were choosing each word and note carefully so as not to misspeak. In
Mangy Love, it seems McCombs is emboldened, making intrepid musical choices and owning his lyrics. It’s an album that moves from earthy world music to capacious compositions that reveal McCombs’ internal grappling with substantial ideas about life and beyond. There are moments strewn throughout Mangy Love that suggest a sense of stepping into the light (such as the religious, choral intro to ‘It’), as if McCombs has been baptized and is re-introducing himself to the world. The album opens with ‘Bum Bum Bum,’ which is an onomatopoeia of a title, as McCombs ticks off many ‘bum bums’ as he sings. The tone of the track is a bit cynical, with the words ‘We’re all at war’ standing out subtly over the steady drums and electric guitar riffs” – Slug Magazine. [Limited color vinyl edition also available.]
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>Glass Animals – How To Be A Human Being CD/LP (Harvest)
“The success of Glass Animals’ 2014 debut album,
Zaba, is, in the words of fellow British rocker Nigel Tufnel, a mystery that's ‘best to leave...unsolved.’ Through a curious blend of tribal percussion, casually psychedelic lyrics and a transverse connection to both modern rock and electronica, Glass Animals achieves an impressive sonic iconography. Its style is unique and recognizable, and with new album How To Be a Human Being, the band proves not to be a fluke. Rather than falling in line with the pop-washed and exhaustive appropriation of genres, Glass Animals combines a few unusual sublunary musical influences to create a sound that is primal and different. Beats ranging from glacial to urgent in tempo bait fluid synths and bewitching vocals. The result is an atmosphere of revelry, one that is trippy, green and playfully sordid.” – Westworld
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>The Album Leaf – Between Waves CD/LP (Relapse)
Nearly twenty years into a career that has seen Jimmy LaValle exercising his creativity across the realms of film scoring, sound collage, and electronic/rock music, via instrumental and vocal-driven compositions alike, LaValle and The Album Leaf deliver yet another sonic triumph with
Between Waves. Born out of a thorough reinvention of LaValle's creative process and approach, Between Waves is The Album Leaf’s first proper full-length record in over six years and the first to be recorded and produced as a complete band, and was written with greater emphasis on the group dynamic. From the moody evolution of “Glimmering Lights” to the wistful trip-hop stylings of “New Soul” and beyond, Between Waves is a gorgeous collection of euphoric melodies and emotionally charged multi-instrumental soundscapes.

>>more essential love...

 

sweet vinyl gems...

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>Prince And The Revolution – Parade (Music From The Motion Picture Under The Cherry Moon) [Reissue/1986] LP (WB)
Vinyl reissue of the eighth studio album by Prince -- the third (and final) to feature his backing band The Revolution. After the critical disappointment of his 1985 album
Around The World In A Day, Parade was released to acclaim from music critics and was named one of the best albums of 1986 by The Village Voice and NME magazine, who named it their album of the year.
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>Howlin' Wolf - His Greatest Sides Vol. 1 [Reissue/1983] LP (Jackpot)
Continuing in our series of Chess Record Reissues, Jackpot Records presents this compilation of landmark original studio singles from the Chicago blues legend. Originally recorded from 1954-1965. Howlin’ Wolf electrified the sound of the Mississippi Delta blues and brought it to Chicago, laying down what would become the foundation of rock & roll in the early ‘50s. Delivered in his gruff, haunting voice, his lyrics spoke of his hard life experiences, and his signature growlin’ mesmerized audiences and blues musicians alike.
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>A$AP Rocky - At.Long.Last.A$AP LP (RCA)
Released last year on CD – now available on vinyl. Second solo studio album by the rapper.
At.Long.Last.A$AP is the follow-up to his 2013 gold-selling debut album, Long. Live. ASAP. Guests include Joe Fox, Bones, Future, M.I.A., Schoolboy Q, Kanye West, James Fauntleroy, Juicy J, UKG, Lil Wayne, Rod Stewart, Miguel, Mark Ronson, Mos Def, Acyde, and Yams.
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>Sunny Day Real Estate – How It Feels To Be Something On [Reissue/1998] LP+MP3/Cassette (Sub Pop)
“Sunny Day Real Estate admired Fugazi's ethics, but dreamed of being Led Zeppelin and U2, bands that aspired for total transcendence—something they finally achieved on
How It Feels To Be Something On.” [Best New Reissue/8.8] – Pitchfork
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>Guru – Jazzmatazz Volume 1 [Reissue/1993] LP (Virgin)
Guru's
Jazzmatazz, Volume 1 is a jazz rap album from Guru, one-half of the duo, Gang Starr. This album is one of the first albums to combine a live jazz band with hip-hop production and rapping. The set brought together a diverse group of jazz cats both old-school and new, including Roy Ayers, Donald Byrd, Lonnie Liston Smith, Ronny Jordan, and Courtney Pine. Part of UMe’s ongoing Respect The Classics vinyl reissue campaign.

>>more vinyl love...

 

latest LUNA merch...

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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 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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>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...

>>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...

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>ANGEL OLSEN My Woman PURPLE vinyl LP
Anyone reckless enough to have typecast Angel Olsen according to 2013’s 'Burn Your Fire For No Witness' is in for a rethink with her third album, 'MY WOMAN.' The crunchier, blown-out production of the former is gone, but that fire is burning wilder. Her disarming, timeless voice is even more front-and-center. Yet, the strange, raw power and slowly unspooling incantations of her previous efforts remain.

>>out 02 SEPTEMBER 2016…
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>HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER - Heart Like a Levee + Vestapol (Limited Edition w/SIGNED POSTER) 2-LP set
'Heart Like a Levee' will be released on CD and LP, as well as limited-edition deluxe 2-CD and 2-LP versions. The deluxe versions include fold out poster and a second bonus album, 'Vestapol,' with its own packaging and artwork.

'Vestapol' is composed of eight unreleased songs written during the same time period as 'Levee,' and performed and recorded almost entirely by Taylor in various motels on the road and at home in Durham.

We are taking pre-orders for the DELUXE 2-LP version, only—as it is limited to 2000 copies worldwide. It's gonna be nice!

>>out 07 OCTOBER 2016…
 

other essential happenings...

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Tobacco w/HIGH TIDES, Odonis Odonis
FRIDAY, 21 OCTOBER 2016 9:00PM
AT
THE HI-FI
It's been almost two decades since baby TOBACCO first plugged in a tape deck, popped the top, and found the dark magic that's fueled so many sonic forays into his genreless bog of beat-blasted hypnagogia and otherworldly-yet-earthen pop. The Pennsylvanian experimentalist has since helmed countless Black Moth Super Rainbow releases, remixed outsiders as offbeat as HEALTH and unexpected as White Zombie, and produced MCs ranging from Aesop Rock to Beck. But it's on his fourth solo album that TOBACCO winds up coining an apt name for his vast empire of moldering electro-fied dirt: Sweatbox Dynasty. The new LP—his second for Ghostly International—finds the rural recluse resurrecting an old approach to hack a new path through the muck. This may be his most unintentionally psychedelic and left-field creation yet, full of rhythms that start and stop like a tractor on its last piston, resonating melodies made to fuel transcendental meltdowns, and vocals that hiss, gurgle, and growl. "It's my baby," says TOBACCO—a disturbing mental image if you overlook the beauty in his decrepit works.
 
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Andy Shauf w/Chris Cohen
THURSDAY, 01 DECEMBER 2016 9:00PM
AT
THE HI-FI
Andy Shauf is a storyteller, a singer of heartbreak and regrets, isolation and loneliness, reflecting his prairie surroundings in Regina, Canada. Meticulously written over four years, Shauf's The Bearer of Bad News is a warm and welcoming album, bathed in weathered piano, dampened drums, softly-strummed guitars and clarinet, which lends its unique timbre to frequently brighten – or hauntingly underscore – the songs' darker undercurrents. Fans of Elliott Smith, Nick Drake and Harry Nilsson, take note.

Sometimes as a leader, sometimes as a sideman and collaborator; sometimes as an invisible musician but you've heard him: the chest-high bass drum thump, the tightly paired flight of guitars in odd harmony, the disorienting shift in time and texture that resolves itself into song. Chris Cohen has plied the inside and outside folds of pop musical possibility since at least 1978, when he first set infant drumstick to skin at the tender age of three, initiating decades of sonic experimentation across multiple bands and nearly a dozen recordings.
 
 

more freshness...

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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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>RECORD STORE DAY 2016 @ LUNA music
THIS SATURDAY, 16 APRIL 2016 8:00AM - 9:00PM
BLOCK PARTY STYLEE!

WE COULDN'T BEGIN TO TELL YOU HOW MUCH FUN WE HAD AND HOW MUCH WE ENJOYED ALL OF YOUR COMPANY AND SUPPORT! THIS DAY AND EVERY LUNA DAY!

THANK YOU X 1000000
XO-tLc
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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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>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...

>>more LUNA gear...

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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…

>>more lovelies...

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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 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…

>>more LUNA gear...

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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...

>>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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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...

>>more lovelies...

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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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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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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…

>>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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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...

>>more lovelies...

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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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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...