free, in-store performances and events...

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>BEN WATT LIVE @ LUNA music
WEDNESDAY, 29 JUNE 2016 @ 9:00PM
It was in 2014 - after sixteen years and nine albums as songwriter-performer-producer with Tracey Thorn in best-selling duo Everything But The Girl, and a further ten at the helm of his award-winning electronic label Buzzin' Fly - that Ben Watt returned to his roots as a solo singer and songwriter with Hendra his second solo album. 

Arriving thirty-one years after his UK Independent Chart No. 1 debut,
North Marine Drive it met with wide acclaim at home and abroad for its eloquent lyrics and stripped-back aesthetic; it featured prominently in end-of-year round-ups, pipped Anna Calvi and Blood Orange to win Best Second Album at the AIM Independent Music Awards 2014 (UK). Rolling Stone later listed it in their '15 Great Albums You Didn't Hear In 2014'.

The follow-up,
Fever Dream - self-produced at London's famous RAK Studio 2, and released on April 8 - takes Hendra's sonic template of open-tuned folk-jazz, distorted string-bent rock, and soulful rumination, and adds a fresh grainy intensity. It renews key partnerships with Butler, and sprinkles guest vocal cameos from Boston's gothic-dream-folkie Marissa Nadler and Hiss Golden Messenger's M.C. Taylor. 

In strong advance press,
Pitchfork ran the exclusive upfront album stream, Stereogum trailed the album with three features, and Uncut (UK) posted a rave 9/10 lead review.

On the 29th, Ben will play a special intimate solo show at LUNA—showcasing songs from both of his recent acclaimed albums, plus old gems. It's going to be another special evening...

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS LOVELY EVENT IS FREE—HOWEVER, PRE-ORDERING BEN'S NEW ALBUM (online OR at the shop) WILL SECURE YOU A SPOT NEAR THE FRONT!
 

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

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>Mike Adams At His Honest Weight – Casino Drone CD/LP (Joyful Noise)
On
Casino Drone, his third solo album, Mike Adams At His Honest Weight emerges as both a Hoosier power-pop auteur and a poet of the Indiana everyday. He crafts supremely catchy melodies and fashions ingenious arrangements that thrum with synthpop sparkle, shoegaze drone, classic rock fervor, and sonic textures that draw from easy listening as well as avant garde experiments.
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>Oreo Jones – Cash For Gold LP (Chreece)
OJ drops his follow-up to 'Betty,' with superb results; box-fresh beats (esp. 'Wide Brim Hat" and "Sufficient Funds"), lyrics ranging from FS life to the artist grind to 17th century Italian painters—'Cash For Gold' also finds the rare success in enlisting several collaborators and moods, but feels consistent—no doubt due to Jones' everythingbutthekitchensink delivery and his brilliant/blinding storytelling.
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>Jessy Lanza – Oh No CD/LP (Hyperdub)
Canada’s Jessy Lanza stormed the electropop scene in 2013 with her debut album, the Polaris Music Prize-nominated
Pull My Hair Back. She'll def. replicate that success with her follow-up, Oh No. The LP was recorded in Hamilton, Ontario with Junior Boys’ Jeremy Greenspan, who also had a hand in co-producing Pull My Hair Back and it is superb!
 

new, juicy pre-order action...

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>MARK KOZELEK - Live In Copenhagen (Black Vinyl) 2-LP set (LUNA music LTD.)
Originally given away as a free, limited-edition, unmastered CD, with pre-orders--on the Caldo Verde website in 2012--this is amongst the most popular/in-demand of the live Kozelek oeuvre.

Striking a balance between Red House Painters songs, covers, and 'Admiral Fell Promises'-era Sun Kil Moon--'Live In Copenhagen' hits the sweet spot, for all eras of Mark.

Spread across four sides (featuring first-time mastering
and lacquer cutting by the legendary John Golden) and housed in a heavyweight, single-pocket/double-wide jacket--this one-time only pressing (100 LUNA music Vermilion RED VINYL 2-LP sets and 1500 BLACK VINYL 2-LP sets) is the best the audio has been presented, to date.

>>BLACK VINYL SETS will be available at finer independent retail stores, from 08 July 2016.

>LUNA music Vermilion RED VINYL SETS and Black Vinyl Sets, ordered from our site, will also be shipped to arrive by 08 July 2016.
 

LUNA music essentials...

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>Various Artists – Day Of The Dead 5xCD (4AD)
This 59-track, six-hour long Grateful Dead tribute album was created and curated by brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National, and features over 60 artists from varied musical backgrounds. All profits will help fight for AIDS/HIV and related health issues around the world through the Red Hot Organization. Some of the big names included here: Jim James, The War On Drugs, The National, Kurt Vile, Mumford & Sons, Wilco with Bob Weir, The Tallest Man On Earth, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, The Walkmen, The Flaming Lips, and so many more.
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>Marissa Nadler – Strangers CD/LP (Sacred Bones)
For more than 12 years, Marissa Nadler has perfected her own take on the exquisitely sculpted gothic American songform. On her seventh full-length,
Strangers, she has shed any self-imposed restrictions her earlier albums adhered to, stepped through a looking glass, and created a truly monumental work. Once again partnered with July producer Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Earth, Black Mountain) Nadler has created a new album equal in sonic quality to the apocalyptic lyrical tone that covers its 44 minutes. In places her voice and guitar play off subsonic synths, while elsewhere, as in “Katie I Know,” a pulsing drumbeat launches the song off into an intense, confrontational place. “Janie In Love” is another full-band highlight, marrying the album's most allegorically primal lyrics to the melodic hooks that makes Nadler one of the best songwriters working today. [Limited color vinyl pressing including slipmat also available.]
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>Bob Dylan – Fallen Angels CD/LP+MP3 (Columbia)
Fallen Angels is the 37th studio album from Bob Dylan, and as with last year’s Shadows In The Night, features his take on classic tunes from The Great American Songbook. “On Fallen Angels, Dylan sings as though he's deep within a reverie — seized by the memory of some ‘pug-nosed dream’ from 30 years ago, unable to fully bring himself into the present. He evokes heartbreak, or recollections of heartbreak, with a convincingly unsteady tremble. He sings lighter love songs with a vaudevillian's panache. And even when he's rendering something that requires a more philosophical tone, like ‘Young At Heart,’ he invests the lines with some personal meaning, some trace awareness of his own fragile state. In this way, he's turned advanced age, with its endless backward glances, into an advantage: These are old songs sung by an old guy who is fully owning the oldness, the melancholy, the spontaneous outbreaks of gushy sentimentality” – NPR. [Includes lithograph with purchase – while supplies last.]
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>Eric Clapton – I Still Do CD/2xLP+MP3 (Bushbranch/Surf Dog)
Eric Clapton has reunited with Glyn Johns for his 23rd studio album,
I Still Do. Clapton and Johns -- who has also produced albums for The Eagles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and The Who -- most famously worked together on Clapton's iconic Slowhand album. I Still Do features a combination of new material written by Clapton as well as cover versions of classic songs, contemporary tunes and influences interpreted in his own style. [Double 180gm vinyl pressing was mastered for 45 RPM.]
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>Pantha Du Prince – The Triad CD/2xLP (Rough Trade)
The German techno auteur releases his first proper studio album since his 2010’s
Black Noise, and 2013’s collaboration with The Bell Laboratory, Elements Of Light. On the new album’s conceptual framework Hendrik Weber says, “Black Noise was very much about me being alone in a small room in Berlin and composing. The Triad opens the structure to more human ways of interacting, not digitized ways of interacting. It's not about Facebook; it's about meeting up and jamming. I wanted to cut through the digital dust that surrounds us.”

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sweet vinyl gems...

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>The Cure – Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me [Reissue/1987] 2xLP (Elektra)
HQ-180gm black vinyl reissue of The Cure’s five-star 1987 album.
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>David Bowie – ChangesOneBowie [Reissue/1976] LP (Parolophone)
May 20, 2016 is 40 years to the day that David Bowie's first ever best-of compilation, including songs from 1969 to 1976, was released.
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>Wolf Parade – Apologies To The Queen Mary [Reissue/2005] 3xLP+MP3/Cassette (Sub Pop) This deluxe vinyl remastered reissue of Wolf Parade’s debut album includes the band’s pre-Sub Pop self-titled EPs (released in 2003 and 2004) both of which are making their vinyl debut. The package also includes the previously unreleased track “Snakes On The Ladder” from the Apologies sessions. [A separate (first time) cassette edition of the album is also available.] “On first listen, Wolf Parade is just another Canadian buzz band that plays fun, keyboard-heavy, new wave-y indie-rock and sings in weird, affected, high-pitched tones. Upon further listening, the songs reveal a lot of strange and fuzzy little details, and the lyrics have more depth than most bands do on their debuts. The Montreal-based group was brought to the Seattle-based Sub Pop label's attention by none other than Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock, modern rock radio's king of affected vocalizings. Brock even recorded much of the album in Portland, OR. The vocalist has more than a passing affinity for David Bowie, and if you love the Arcade Fire and Frog Eyes, you probably are already a fan.” -- Mike McGonigal.
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>Ghostface Killah – More Fish [Reissue/2006] 2xLP (Def Jam)
Vinyl reissue of Ghostface Killah’s sixth album.
More Fish features several appearances from the members of Theodore Unit (Cappadonna, Shawn Wigs, Trife Da God and Ghostface's teenage son, Sun God), as well as from Redman, Sheek Louch, Killa Sin, Kanye West and singers Amy Winehouse, Eamon, Ne-Yo and Mr. Maygreen. Production comes from Jim Bond, Hi-Tek, Kool-Aid & Peanut, Madlib, MF DOOM, Mark Ronson, Lewis Parker, Xtreme, Fantom of the Beats, and Ghostface himself.
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>Ryan Adams – Heartbreaker [Reissue/2000] 2xCD+DVD/4xLP+DVD (Pax Americana)
Deluxe reissue of Ryan Adams' first solo album, expanded with unreleased outtakes, pre-album demos, exclusive photos, and a DVD of a solo acoustic club show from 2000.

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latest LUNA merch...

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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...
 

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 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...
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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…

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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...

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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...