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!
 

free, in-store performances and events...

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>KEVIN KRAUTER
ALBUM RELEASE PARTY / IN-STORE PERFORMANCE!
FRIDAY, 15 JUNE 2018
6:30PM
IF you are looking to get your mind blown—please join us as we welcome back Kevin Krauter for a special in-store performance, celebrating his brand-new Bayonete album, 'Toss Up'!

'Toss Up' builds on the sonic worlds of Krauter's first releases, conveying a similar mood with a greater array of instruments and influences. An insightful songwriter with a lyrical style that is both economical and evocative, Krauter crafts unique soundscapes that scramble a range of influences - '60s flower pop, 70s easy listening, '80s New Wave, '90s alt-radio, '00s indie rock. The secret tension on ‘Toss Up’, the engine that drives these songs: melody propelled by rhythm, melancholy fended off by the exuberance of simply creating art.

Kevin's first LUNA music performance is amongst the best in-stores we've hosted in the past few years and his recent RSD18 set was certainly a highlight of the day…

>PEEP the video for 'Keep Falling in Love' on
Gorilla vs Bear, described as a "silky smooth, instantly familiar love song that will have you feeling nostalgic for the most tender and sentimental soft-rock jams from the '70s"

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PRE-ORDER 'Toss Up' and get a raaaad balsa wood flyer AND colored vinyl!!

>>>We also have tickets for Kevin's upcoming show at T
he Tube Factory, later in the Summer, on 14 JULY 2018! GET YOUR TICKETS AT THE SHOP OR ONLINE HERE!
 

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

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>RICHARD EDWARDS - Verdugo LP (Joyful Noise Records)
"Verdugo" is the latest studio album release from Richard Edwards after 2016's "Lemon Cotton Candy Sunset." While Patreon supporters and orders from his web store will not ship until the week of May 28th, you will be able to pick up a copy of 'Verdugo' here at LUNA on Friday, May 25th! Hear the goodness nearly a week early and in time for Memorial Day weekend
 
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>THE BLACK EYED SNAKES - Seven Horses CD/LP
The Black-eyed Snakes is an American blues rock band from Duluth, Minnesota.
Their attitude towards the blues is summed up by Low and Retribution Gospel Choir member and Black-eyed Snakes frontman Alan Sparhawk: "We actually hate most blues. We were trying to destroy it. We're interested in putting the blues back into a gut level -- instead of talent, we go with feeling more…" CD now in stock, vinyl due soon...
 
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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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>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 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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>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.
 

LUNA music essentials...

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>Parquet Courts – Wide Awake CD/LP
Parquet Courts’ fifth record since their formation eight years ago is about independence and individuality but also about collectivity and communitarianism. There’s also a freshness here, a breaking of new territory that’s testament to the group’s restless spirit.
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>Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks – Sparkle Hard CD/LP+MP3 (Matador)
Sparkle Hard is light ’n’ breezy, head-down heavy, audacious, melancholic and reflective, goodtime and bodacious, and it pulls off the smartest trick: it’s both unmistakeably The Jicks and – due to the streamlining of their trademark tics and turns, plus the introduction of some unexpected flourishes (Auto-Tune! A fiddle! Guest vocalist Kim Gordon! One seven-minute song with an acoustic folk intro!) – The Jicks refashioned.
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>Ray LaMontagne – Part Of The Light CD/LP+MP3 (Columbia)
Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne returns with his seventh studio effort,
Part Of The Light, which was wholly written and produced by the artist. With a voice that recalls a huskier, sandpapery version of Van Morrison and Tim Buckley, Ray LaMontagne joins such artists as Iron & Wine in creating folk songs that are alternately lush and intimately earthy. NPR’s All Things Considered said that Ray throughout the course of his career “has continued to push himself in different directions,” while People called Ray a “marvel of nature.”
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>COURTNEY BARNETT Tell Me How You Really Feel CD/LP+MP3/Cassette (Mom + Pop Music)
The Grammy and Brit nominated Courtney Barnett returns with her second album. Tell Me How You Really Feel follows her critically acclaimed 2015 debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit and recent collaborative record, Lotta Sea Lice, with Kurt Vile.
 

sweet vinyl gems...

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>The Breeders
– Pod LP (4AD)
– Last Splash LP (4AD)
– Tittle TK LP (4AD)
– Mountain Battles LP (4AD)
In October 2017, The Breeders announced their return to 4AD, along with a new album,
All Nerve, released in March 2018. The label is also reissuing their previous four albums on vinyl including Pod (1990), Last Splash (1993), Title TK (2002) and Mountain Battles (2008).
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>Pink Floyd
– Relics [Reissue/1971] LP (Pink Floyd)
– Pulse (Live) [Reissue/1995] 4xLP (Pink Floyd)
Relics (subtitle: A Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios) is a 1971 compilation album by Pink Floyd. The album was released in 1971. Originally released in 1995, Pulse (Live) was compiled by James Guthrie. The album includes The Dark Side Of The Moon performed in full live, as well as a whole side dedicated to the show's encore.
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>Paul McCartney – Thrillington [Reissue/1977] CD/LP (Capitol)
Wings – Greatest [Reissue/1978] CD/LP (Capitol)
Paul McCartney – Chaos And Creation In The Backyard [Reissue/2005] CD/LP (Capitol)
Paul McCartney – New [Reissue/2005] CD/LP (Capitol)
Digipak CD and 180gm vinyl reissues now available.
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>The Cranberries – No Need To Argue [Reissue/1994] LP (Plain)
Limited 180gm vinyl reissue of the Irish rock band’s second album. Assorted pressings on clear and colored vinyl.
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>Guru – Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1 [Reissue/1993] 3xLP (Blue Note)
Deluxe triple vinyl reissue of the debut solo studio album from Guru, one half of the hip-hop duo Gang Starr. includes the original album, the instrumentals and a third bonus LP of rare remixes and a 12-page booklet that features rare images from the original
Jazzmatazz photo shoot.
 

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

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>MADONNA - Like A Virgin (Solid White Vinyl Edition) LP
Released in 1984, "Like A Virgin" is Madonna’s highly successful sophomore album. Produced by Nile Rodgers, the album features the classics 'Material Girl' and 'Like A Virgin.'

Part of Rhino's "Back To The 80s" series, this album is pressed on solid white vinyl!
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>DIRTY PROJECTORS - Lamp Lit Prose (Indie Exclusive Red or Blue Edition Vinyl) LP
'Lamp Lit Prose’ arrives just over a year after 2017’s self-titled ‘Dirty Projectors.’ Here David Longstreth’s band returns with a new album that is the yang to the yin of the 2017 effort. The songs signal a page turned for Longstreth: hope instead of heartbreak, a restorative balance. Guitars have returned to the Dirty Projectors’ world,intricate and gorgeous vocal harmony too. The album begins with “Right Now,” David singing, “there was silence in my heart, but now I’m striking up the band.” In addition to the core musicians and guests, LA string group the Calder Quartet, and The Brass Players of Los Angeles both appear on several songs. ‘Lamp Lit Prose’ is a recommitment to the sounds and ideals of Dirty Projectors, embracing the band’s trademarks while pushing forward the sonic envelope.
Lamp Lit Prose will be the ninth release for Dirty Projectors and comes with collaborations from HAIM, Syd, Robin Pecknold, Rostam Batmanglij, Amber Mark, Empress Of and Dear Nora. Lamp Lit Prose was recorded at Ivo Shandor in Los Angeles.
>>This indie exclusive version comes in either red or blue vinyl (random chance)!
out 13 JULY 2018...
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>KEVIN KRAUTER - Toss Up (Clear Green Edition Vinyl) LP
"Useful Solitude" is the phrase Kevin Krauter uses to describe Toss Up, his upcoming full-length debut on Bayonet Records - both the conditions in which it was created and the prevailing theme of these nine iridescent indie-pop songs. In between tours the Indiana musician spent long hours in his basement, guitars and vintage keyboards his only company, and tested out ideas, explored new sonic avenues, savored new sounds, and taught himself how to play a few instruments.

'Toss Up' builds on the sonic worlds of Krauter's first releases, conveying a similar mood with a greater array of instruments and influences. An insightful songwri'er with a lyrical style that is both economical and evocative, Krauter crafts unique soundscapes that scramble a range of influences - '60s flower pop, 70s easy listening, '80s New Wave, '90s alt-radio, '00s indie rock. The secret tension on Toss Up, the engine that drives these songs: melody propelled by rhythm, melancholy fended off by the exuberance of simply creating art.
Pressed on clear green vinyl!
out 15 JUNE 2018...
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>ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER - Hope Downs ("Loser" Blue Edition Vinyl) LP
The first full length from fuzz rockers Rolling Blackout C.F. Their last EPs are some of our favs here at the shop and we are definitely stoked on what this LP might bring to the table...
"Loser" edition on blue vinyl! Per "loser" tradition, these are limited!
out 15 JUNE 2018...
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>ERIC'S TRIP - Forever Again (Black Edition Vinyl) LP
Forever Again is the band’s second full-length, and their follow-up to their Sub Pop debut, 1993’s Love Tara. It was recorded in 1994 at guitarist Rick White’s home studio, Stereo Mountain. It has been out of print on vinyl since its original, 1994 pressing.
out 15 JUNE 2018...
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>CHVRCHES - Love Is Dead (Indie Exclusive Clear Vinyl Edition) LP
CHVRCHES third studio album Love Is Dead follows the success of Every Open Eye and The Bones of What We Believe. Production credits include 2017 & 2018 GRAMMY Producer of the Year Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia) on 9 out of 13 songs and Steve Mac (Ed Sheeran, P!nk) on "Miracle". Matt Berninger is featured on the track "My Enemy".
this is the indie exclusive pressing on CLEAR vinyl!
out 25 MAY 2018...
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>ESSEX GREEN - Hardly Electronic (Opaque Red + Translucent Orange Swirl Peak Edition Vinyl) LP
"Hardly Electronic" explores the evolution of old friendships, the sadness of losing touch, the inadequacies of technology, and finally, the desire for reconnection with songs like “Bye Bye Crow” and “Slanted by Six.” Themes of connectivity for the online generation are on display in the war cry chorus of “Don’t Leave It in Our Hands,” while songs like “Bristol Sky” and “January Says” hint at how the same technology-connected culture can create division and distance, even in the most personal of relationships. On the flip side, the wonders of technology (and jumbo jets) made the recording possible. With Bell living in Montana, Ziter in Vermont, and Baron on the river, finding ways to work together was challenging. The result is classic Essex Green sonic diversity.
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Peak Vinyl Edition: Limited-edition, indie-only single LP on opaque red + translucent orange swirl vinyl. Includes coupon for full download!
out 29 JUNE 2018...
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>FATHER JOHN MISTY - God's Favorite Customer (Metallic Purple "Loser" Vinyl Edition) LP
Written largely in New York between summer 2016 and winter 2017, Josh Tillman’s fourth Father John Misty LP, God’s Favorite Customer, reflects on the experience of being caught between the vertigo of heartbreak and the manic throes of freedom.
God's Favorite Customer was produced by Tillman and recorded with Jonathan Rado (Foxygen), Dave Cerminara (Jonathan Wilson, Foster the People, Conor Oberst), and Trevor Spencer (FJM). The album features contributions from Haxan Cloak, Natalie Mering of Weyes Blood, longtime collaborator Jonathan Wilson, and members of Misty’s touring band.
This is the "Loser" edition, pressed on METALLIC PURPLE vinyl! The front cover also has some slight deviations on this limited version...
out 01 JUNE 2018...
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>THIS HEAT - Live 80-81 (Indie Exclusive Soft Baby Blue Edition Vinyl) LP
Formed in 1976 in Brixton, a multicultural, and – at the time – down-at-heel part of south London, This Heat were born into a music scene in rapid flux, first thanks to the punk explosion and then via new wave and its myriad offshoots into pop, rock and art-rock. But while many sought to apply punk attitude to chart-friendly sounds, This Heat were concocting some of the most experimental ideas ever committed to tape, taking influence from musique concrète, krautrock, the burgeoning industrial scene and even the dub reggae blasting out in their home borough.
Indie exclusive soft baby blue vinyl limited to only 500 copies!
out 03 AUGUST 2018...
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>PROTOMARTYR - Consolation (Indie Exclusive Yellow Edition Vinyl) EP
Following their critically acclaimed Domino debut “RELATIVES IN DESCENT”, the band is happy to announce a four song EP of brand new material recorded in collaboration with KELLEY DEAL (The Breeders) and MIKE MONTGOMERY (R.Ring, Ampline).
“For Mike and I, working on this EP with Protomartyr was a re-kindling of the tender spark that was struck upon our first encounter with them years ago in Texas. They were graciously tolerant and receptive to my production ideas on the songs and the project quickly grew beyond our private orb. We have cello from Lori Goldston, viola from Jocelyn Hach and even bass clarinet from Evan Ziporyn, and I do some singing with Joe. There's a lot of trust involved when an artist places their songs in your hands, and we were very mindful of that while intentionally trying to take the songs in new directions.“- Kelley Deal
out 15 JUNE 2018...
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>JEREMY ENIGK - Return Of The Frog Queen (Purple Vinyl Edition) LP
Jeremy Enigk performed with legendary indie rock band Sunny Day Real Estate from 1993 to 2000. He was their singer, songwriter, and one of their guitarists. In 1996, following Sunny Day Real Estate’s first breakup (which lasted from 1995 to 1997), Enigk released his first solo album, Return of the Frog Queen.
Return of the Frog Queen represents a major shift from the sound of Sunny Day Real Estate. The album features a 21-piece orchestra backing Enigk as he performs striking, dramatic, chamber-pop compositions that demonstrate the full breadth of Enigk’s talents as a singer, musician, and songwriter. The album was produced by Greg Williamson, who also produced Sunny Day Real Estate’s 1998 comeback album, How it Feels to Be Something On.
Return of the Frog Queen has been out of print since its original 1996 pressing. This reissue includes the original album, remastered in 2018, plus digital bonus tracks from Enigk’s 1996 live session on Seattle radio station The End.
Pressed on purple wax!
out 25 MAY 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 $$$.
H
ouse calls made!
CLICK HERE for all the details...
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