free, in-store performances and events...

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Soul music is many things to Ben Pirani: It’s positive and it’s hopeful. It’s a soundtrack for struggle, which is where soul music came from in the first place. That the struggle has been happening largely in the black community is not lost on Pirani, who is white — it’s something he thinks about a lot. “I feel really strongly that soul music is precious and must be treated with care and respect,” he says. “Anything less is colonizing the funk.”

>>>One of our faves from 2018—Join us for a stripped-down in-store performance from Ben, prior to his full show at Pioneer later that night!

RECORD STORE DAY at LUNA music—Saturday, 13 APRIL 2019!

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SATURDAY, 13 APRIL 8:00AM - 9:00PM



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

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>Beirut – Gallipoli CD/LP+MP3 (4AD)
Beirut’s fifth album,
Gallipoli, started life when Zach Condon returned to his old Farfisa organ, the same one he used to write his first two albums, Gulag Orkestar (2006) and The Flying Club Cup (2007). After stints writing and recording in both New York and Berlin, with time for Zach to recover from a broken arm factored in, band plus producer Gabe Wax (Speedy Ortiz, Soccer Mommy, Adrianne Lenker/Big Thief) headed to Puglia in Italy to finish the album. With the remote rural setting “the right amount of isolated”, an intense month of 12 to 16-hour days in the studio with day trips around the coastline followed. Inspired by the surroundings, Gallipoli is unintentionally more visceral than Beirut’s more recent albums, alive with an energy that is further enhanced by every creak and groan of their instruments, every detuned note, and all amp buzz and technical malfunction being left in the cracks of the songs.
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>Michael Raintree - Through The Depths Of Hell I Picked Up The Phone CASSETTE (Medium Sound)
O.J. is back! Dig this NEW MUSIC from one of our faves! Box fresh…

LUNA music essentials...

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>Steve Gunn – The Unseen In Between CD/LP+MP (Matador)
Getting to
The Unseen In Between itself was not easy for Steve Gunn. In the summer of 2016, Gunn released Eyes On The Lines, his winning and elliptical debut for Matador. It should have been a triumphant moment, but exactly two weeks later, Gunn’s father and namesake died following a two-year struggle with cancer. This experience yielded the emotional centerpiece of the album. “Stonehurst Cowboy” is a duet for Gunn’s raw acoustic guitar and spare basslines by Bob Dylan's musical director Tony Garnier, who’s featured throughout the album. The song distills the lessons Gunn learned from his father and it is a solemn but tender remembrance, a tribute to his father's reputation as a tough, wise, and witty guy from far west Philadelphia.
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>Deerhunter – Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? CD/LP+MP3 (4AD)
Deerhunter's eighth LP forgets the questions and makes up unrelated answers. It gets up, walks around, it records itself in several strategic geographic points across North America. It comes home, restructures itself and goes back to bed to avoid the bad news. From the opening harpsichord and piano figures of “Death in Midsummer”, it is impossible to tell where the record came from. Is “No One’s Sleeping” an outtake of an aborted Kinks recording session in 1977 Berlin with Eno producing? No. That is nostalgia. If there is one thing Deerhunter are making clear it is that they have exhausted themselves with that toxic concept.
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>Toro Y Moi – Outer Peace CD/LP+MP3 (Carpark)
Following the ever-emotive
Boo Boo, Toro Y Moi’s new album Outer Peace is a time capsule that captures our relationship to contemporary culture into one comprehensive, sonic package. As both a producer and designer, Chaz Bear utilizes abstract sound pairings with recognizable samples for his most pop influenced record to date, including features from ABRA, WET, and Instupendo. This is no departure from his funk and disco roots, which can be heard on “Ordinary Pleasure” later fusing into variations of house with tracks like “Freelance” and “Laws Of The Universe”. Smooth interludes melt into fast paced beats, paralleling the feeling of driving through the Bay Area, where Bear spent most of his time writing the album. Outer Peace is duality. It embodies whatever form you choose to inhabit in the moment. Listen and let your imagination become the universe. [Limited indie-exclusive vinyl pressing also available.]
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>Maggie Rogers – Heard It In A Past Life CD/LP (Capitol)
Acclaimed producer/songwriter/performer Maggie Rogers’ new album,
Heard It In A Past Life, includes the Pharrell Williams endorsed song that introduced Rogers to the world, “Alaska”, as well as follow-up singles “Fallingwater”, praised by NPR as “a celebration of the terrifying yet thrilling process of change” and “Give A Little”, which Pitchfork hailed as a “cathartic pop song about empathy and unity.” Co-produced with Greg Kurstin and Kid Harpoon, Rogers describes the single “Light On” as “a letter to my fans about the last two years of my life. There was so much change that happened so fast, I wasn't always sure how to make all this stuff feel like me.”

sweet vinyl gems...

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>Malibu Ken (Aesop Rock and Tobacco) – Malibu Ken (Rhymesayers)
Aesop Rock has been credited as one of the most verbose MC's in hip-hop today. Known for his dense and abstract wordplay, he manipulates language to illustrate elaborate stories and difficult concepts with sharp clarity. [Colored vinyl edition comes in a die cut gatefold jacket with a 2-panel wearable perforated pop out mask with elastic string, and a 4-panel full color insert with full album lyrics.]
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>Snow Patrol -
-Final Straw
-Eyes Open
-Hundred Million
-Final Empires [Reissue/2011] 2xLP (A&M)
Vinyl reissue of the third, fourth, fifth and sixth studio albums by the Northern Irish-Scottish alternative rock band.

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>Juliana Hatfield – Weird CD/LP/Cassette (American Laundromat)
Fast on the heels of 2018's acclaimed
Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John comes Juliana Hatfield's self-produced all-originals album, Weird. Freda Love Smith (Blake Babies, Sunshine Boys) and Todd Philips (Lemonheads, The Juliana Hatfield Three) each played drums on multiple songs while Hatfield played all of the other instruments.
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>David Bowie – Reality [Reissue/2003] LP (Friday Music)
Limited 180gm translucent gold & blue swirl audiophile vinyl reissue.
Reality offers a gritty soundscape that's everything we've come to expect from the musical icon.
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>Mac DeMarco - Honey Moon 7” single (LITA)
Mac DeMarco covers of “Honey Moon” by Japanese music icon Haruomi Hosono (Yellow Magic Orchestra, Happy End).

latest LUNA merch...

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>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!

classic fit…
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>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!
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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 (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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>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!

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 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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>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…

of course we pay CASH for your used LPs...

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 $$$.
ouse calls made!
CLICK HERE for all the details...

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

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>HOMESHAKE - Helium (Aqua Vinyl Edition) LP
Over his first three albums, Homeshake's Peter Sagar followed his own idiosyncratic vision, a journey that's taken him from sturdy guitar-based indie-pop to a bleary-eyed take on lo-fi R&B. Now, with Helium, Sagar is putting down roots in aesthetic territory all his own.
It comes through not only in the gauziness of the production but also in the vulnerability of the songs themselves. Everyone Sagar encounters here - including himself - seems to be a step removed from present reality, whether by technology ("Anything At All"), solitude ("Just Like My"), or sweet fantasy ("Like Mariah").
Helium was recorded and mixed by Sagar alone in his apartment in Montreal in early 2018. Freed of the rigid editing process he'd endured before, he was able to lose himself in pursuit of tone and texture. A budding interest in ambient and experimental music pushed him to tinker with the micro-sounds that surround the songs here. The warm chords of a Roland Juno 60 form the al bum's base and gave him a clean palette with which to work. "No tape hiss, no humming power outlets and shitty mixing boards," as he puts it. "Everything just came out nice and pure."
out 15 FEB 2019…
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>BETTER OBLIVION COMMUNITY CENTER - Better Oblivion Community Center (BLACK Vinyl Edition) LP
Better Oblivion Community Center is a brand new band comprising the formidable talents of Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst, two of the most lauded American songwriters of the past several years. Written and recorded in Los Angeles during the summer of 2018, their self-titled debut album will be released on Dead Oceans in early 2019. The pair first collaborated on Bridgers’ 2017 single, “Would You Rather”, taken from her acclaimed debut album Stranger In The Alps. They teamed up again for a recording of Oberst’s “LAX” in the fall of 2018.
Co-produced by Bridgers, Oberst and long time Oberst/Bright Eyes collaborator Andy LeMaster and mixed by John Congleton, Better Oblivion Community Center features the work of several talented friends, including Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), and Carla Azur (Autolux, Jack White) among others. Bridgers and Oberst are currently putting together a live band to begin touring in March
out 22 FEB 2019...
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>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.”
out 8 MARCH 2019...
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>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...

thanks for the love 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

other essential happenings...

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LUNA music & MOKB Present:
Cass McCombs with Sam Evian @ The HI-FI
Cass McCombs will be in town out supporting his excellent new 'Tip Of The Sphere' album at The HI-FI!
Cass and band ALWAYS bring it! Not to be missed…
Grab those tix
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