free, in-store performances and events...

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HAMILTON LEITHAUSER IN-STORE PERFORMANCE!
FRIDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER 2014 4:00PM
Opening for Spoon, later that evening,
at the Egyptian Room—you'll want to pop by for a FREE, in-store performance from this former Walkmen.

Mr. Leithauser will be performing songs, acoustically—from his debut solo album, 'Black Hours,' and will be signing lovely things, directly after the performance!

Best to get here early, for this one...
 

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

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>The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers CD/LP+MP3 (Matador)
Brill Bruisers is the first new release in four years from the acclaimed supergroup The New Pornographers, who NPR called "virtually peerless in the world of power-pop and indie-rock." "This is a celebration record," in the worlds of the lead-singer and main songwriter A.C. Newman, and that describes it perfectly – massively melodic, joyous pop music helmed by the soaring vocals of Neko Case, Dan Bejar and Newman himself.
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>Ty Segal – Manipulator CD/2xLP/Cassette (Drag City)
Mr. Segall's fifth long-player for Drag City. The clarion call/siren sound of his guitar, the helium-steamed ride of the vocals, track after track, releasing the thought that have been holding us down, all in the name of getting higher on pop songs. Why have one when you can have two? It's a big world, and
Manipulator has only begun to fight. Features Mikal Cronin (bass/string arrangements).

>>more releases...

 

LUNA music essentials...

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>Half Japanese – Overjoyed CD/LP (Joyful Noise)
Overjoyed is the first album in 13 years from legendary punk band Half Japanese. One of the most influential bands of all time, Jad Fair and Half Japanese spearheaded the DIY and lo-fi movements, influencing countless bands such as Sonic Youth, Neutral Milk Hotel, Daniel Johnston, and perhaps most notably, Kurt Cobain (who ranked Half Japanese amongst his top 50 favorites). Available on CD and on splatter bone vinyl.
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>Helado Negro – Double Youth CD/LP (Asthmatic Kitty)
Helado Negro recorded
Double Youth, his fourth LP, in his home studio with a computer, his voice, and telepathic input from a poster he found buried in a closet in his childhood home. Seeing the poster evoked a sudden rush of memories, but also a sense of isolation and separation.
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>Blonde Redhead – Barragán CD/LP+MP3 (Kobalt)
Blonde Redhead's ninth album. Tracks like "Dripping," "The One I Love," and "Defeatist Anthem (Harry And I)" have all the emotional punches of previous high water marks in the band's repertoire - the just feel slightly less calculated, more serendipitous. Formed in 1993, Blonde Redhead have never made records for fame, or for money, or to ape their teenage heroes, or to indulge any of the dumb, ephemeral impulses that clog up the blogosphere with dumb, ephemeral music. (Vinyl LP version is packaged in a custom die-­-cut cover and inner sleeve with "peel and reveal" sticker insert.)

>>more essentials...

 

sweet vinyl gems...

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>>PRE-ORDER ALERT
>Aphex Twin
– Syro LP (Warp)
Available for pre-order now, this is Richard D. James' first new album in 13 years!
Get yours...
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Jimmy Eat World – Clarity [Reissue] 2xLP (Shop Radio Cast)
Jimmy Eat World – Static Prevails [Reissue] 2xLP (Shop Radio Cast)
Audiophile color vinyl repress featuring bonus tracks.
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R.E.M. – Unplugged 1991 2xLP (Rhino)
R.E.M. – Unplugged 2001 2xLP (Rhino)
Originally released as a limited-edition 4xLP RSD 2014 release, R.E.M.'s
Unplugged is now available as two individual double-LP sets.
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>NEW BLUE NOTE REISSUES ARE IN!
Out this week are seminal releases from: Terence Blanchard, Lou Donaldson, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and more!

>>more vinyl love...

 

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...
 

more freshness...

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NEW ON THE BOOKSHELF!
>The Pitchfork Review – Issue 2 Book+7" (The Pitchfork Review)
The second edition of the perfect-bound quarterly music publication featuring contributions from the Pitchfork staff and edited by JC Gabel of Stop Smiling. Combining new long-form feature stories, photography, illustrations, & other ephemera w/selected recent pieces from P4K, Issue 2 features an appreciation of Ellen Willis, an unpublished profile of Kate Bush, Michael A. Gonzales on gangsta rap after being shot, comics and illustrations galore, and
a limited edition 7" featuring unreleased tracks from Kurt Vile and Watery Love.
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CASSETTE STORE DAY / SIDEWALK SALE
SATURDAY, 27 SEPTEMBER 2014 10:00AM - ???
Being lovers of all things analog—we wanted to celebrate on the 27th!

Stop by on the 27th and see what kinds of exclusive magic we have in store for you—as per usual, we are going to make it a party—we'll have loads of $1 LPs and cheepo CDs, out on our sidewalk for you to peruse, too!

More details to follow...
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LUNA+TURNTABLE KITCHEN...
The lovely SF Turntable Kitchen has been kind enough to include some (digital) ink about us, on their site—we dig their smart/rad Pairings Box set up! Thanks for the love!
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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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DIG THE NEW LUNA EARPLUGS!
Don't forget to grab a pair of the new LUNA earplugs, before you head out to your favorite Summer festival or show! Killer ear protection and a lovely, reusable container...

>>more lovelies...

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IT'S BLUE NOTE'S 75th ANNIVERSARY—AND THEY'VE MADE US AN AUTHORIZED DEALER!
Blue Note Records, now headed by musician Don Was, will be celebrating their 75th Anniversary in 2014, and they want to include record stores in the party. LUNA is one of "the special group of stores, who focus on the stock, customer service and overall excellence that the Blue Note customer will come to expect."

And as part of the 75th anniversary celebration, Blue Note will be reissuing titles every month—and LUNA will have these windowed, exclusive titles in stock!
Be certain to ask for your BLUE NOTE SLIPMAT, when you pick up three or more titles!
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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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NEW KYLE FIELD MAGIC!
>Kyle Field LUNA music 2014 T-Shirt
No better time to drop a future classic, than RSD! This year, old pal, Kyle Field (aka Little Wings aka the artist responsible for this year's Grateful Dead RSD artwork) has done us a lovely hand illustration—executed with a triple-split fountain, on an AA New Silver shirt...
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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 Summer festival or show! Killer ear protection and a lovely, reusable container...

>>more lovelies...

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GRADO LABS CARTRIDGES AND HEADPHONES NOW IN-STOCK!
We have just started carrying these fantastic, award-winning audio components from our new partners, Grado Labs.

If you are looking for a reasonably priced pair of excellent over-the-ear headphones or need to replace a worn out cartridge—this is the perfect balance of quality AND price!

Stop by soon to check out the full line!
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IT'S BLUE NOTE'S 75th ANNIVERSARY—AND THEY'VE MADE US AN AUTHORIZED DEALER!
Blue Note Records, now headed by musician Don Was, will be celebrating their 75th Anniversary in 2014, and they want to include record stores in the party. LUNA is one of "the special group of stores, who focus on the stock, customer service and overall excellence that the Blue Note customer will come to expect."

And as part of the 75th anniversary celebration, Blue Note will be reissuing titles every month—and LUNA will have these windowed, exclusive titles in stock!
Be certain to ask for your BLUE NOTE SLIPMAT, when you pick up three or more titles!
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ICED COFFEE=YES!
TRY OUR NEW SUMMER
COLD BREW!
>the LUNA music / Baldwin's Beans 15- 40 WEIGHT COLD BREW!
If you are a fan of cold, motor-oil type darkness—you'll want to cold brew a batch of this up.
Easy as pie to make (just fill up a container with coffee, filtered water and pop it in the 'fridge) and DEF. easy to drink...
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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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NAT RUSSELL / RSD 2014 ACTION!
>Nat Russell LUNA music RSD 2014 T-Shirt / Tote
Crooked Arm, on the one—once again! Part 'Goo,' part PE, part Pettibon, and DEF all Nat—you'll wanna peep this nod to the future, up close and personal!

>>check out more LUNA shirts...

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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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THANKS AGAIN FOR VOTING US INDIANAPOLIS' #1 MUSIC SHOP, EIGHTH YEAR IN A ROW, IN NUVO NEWSWEEKLY'S BEST OF INDY POLL!
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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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NEW VOLUMES AND SERIES RESTOCK ON THE RAD '33 1/3' BOOK SERIES...
'Dummy', 'Fear of Music', 'Endtroducing…', 'Meat Is Murder', 'Paul's Boutique', 'Shoot Out the Lights', 'Illmatic', 'Tusk', 'Spiderland' are just a few examples of some of the titles, in the series—check the entire catalog, the next time you are in...
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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...