free, in-store performances and events...

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>KING KRULE
'MAN ALIVE!' LISTENING PARTY / BUY IT EARLY / SIGNED LP GIVEAWAY
THURSDAY, 20 FEBRUARY 2020
6:00PM
We'll be playing the new album from King Krule on Thursday night!
Pop by, give a listen and BUY THE RECORD EARLY!
We will have the coffee on and for those that purchase the LP—you'll be entered in to a drawing to win a SIGNED copy of 'Man Alive!'
 
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>MR. KINETIK
MONTHLY D.J. SET / SOUL VIBRATION SESSION
SATURDAY, 14 MARCH 2020
11:00 - 3:00PM-ish
Selector extraordinaire, Mr. Kinetik, pops by for his monthly Saturday of crucial cuts and endless shots of good vibes!
No better time to pop by and have your mind blown by the Professor…
 

RECORD STORE DAY at LUNA music—Saturday, 18 APRIL 2020!

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>RECORD STORE DAY 2020 @ LUNA music
SATURDAY, 18 APRIL 8:00AM - 9:00PM
BLOCK PARTY STYLEE!

YOU KNOW HOW WE DO—SAME AS THE LAST 13 YEARS, WE'VE GOT A PARTY PLANNED!

WE'LL BEGIN TO SELL ALL OF THOSE LOVELY, LIMITED EDITION RELEASES WHEN THE DOORS OPEN AT 8AM! AND WE'LL HAVE
EVERYONE OF THEM ON ORDER!
A BEAUTIFUL DAY OF LIVE MUSIC WILL BEGIN, OUT BACK, AT NOON!

AND AS WE'VE DONE FOR THE LAST NINE YEARS—WE'LL HAVE SOME LIMITED-EDITION RELEASES FOR THE DAY, THAT YOU CAN ONLY GET HERE, AT LUNA MUSIC!

YOU'LL BE ABLE TO CHECK OUT THE LIST OF OFFICIAL RELEASES, AT THE END OF FEBRUARY, RIGHT
HERE—BUT FOR NOW, WATCH THIS SPOT FOR ALL THE DEETS AND LAST MINUTE DEVELOPMENTS!

>>DON'T FORGET—SHOP WITH US ON SATURDAY, 11 APRIL 2020—SPEND $15 OR MORE, AND YOU'LL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING FOR ONE OF THE FIRST TWO SPOTS ON RSD 2020!!
 

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

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>Ben Watt – Storm Damage CD/LP (Caroline)
Sonically adventurous, lyrically detailed and engaged, Ben Watt’s fourth LP, Storm Damage, is a personal journey through anxiety and change cut through with an insistent defiance. Sonically the album forgoes the acclaimed twin-guitar approach of its two predecessors, and boldly shifts focus onto - in Watt's words - "a future-retro trio" of upright piano, double bass and hybrid acoustic-electronic drums, set against a half-lit backdrop of lone analogue synths, spiraling echo spins and impressionistic 'found sounds' adapted from online public-domain recording archives. On ‘Storm Damage,’ Watt once creates a singular, evocative space for his lyrics and voice…[Limited colored vinyl pressing also available.]

>>OUT SUPPORTING 'STORM DAMAGE'—BEN WATT AND HIS BAND WILL BE AT
LO-FI LOUNGE, 08 APRIL 2020!
NOT TO BE MISSED!
WE HAVE TICKETS AT LUNA (no fees and hot coffee) OR YOU CAN GRAB ONLINE TICKETS
here!

>>>Stop by the shop this week—we are celebrating the release of 'Storm Damage' by giving away a pair of tickets to Ben's LO-FI show AND an AUTOGRAPHED LP!
 

LUNA music essentials...

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>Tame Impala - The Slow Rush (Indie Exclusive Red/Light Blue Edition) 2-LP Set
The highly anticipated The Slow Rush marks Tame Impala’s (Kevin Parker) fourth full-length album overall and first studio effort since 2015's Grammy-nominated and BRIT Award-winning Currents. Recorded between Los Angeles and Parker’s studio in his hometown of Fremantle, Australia, the twelve tracks were all recorded, produced and mixed by Parker himself. The Slow Rush is Parker’s deep dive into the oceans of time, conjuring the feeling of a lifetime in a lightning bolt, of major milestones whizzing by while you’re looking at your phone; it’s a paean to creation and destruction and the unending cycle of life.
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>Nathaniel Rateliff – And It’s Still Alright CD/LP (Stax)
And It’s Still Alright is an intensely personal ten-song album of vibrant country-blues, Badland ballads, ornate Americana and jazz-inflected R&B. Rateliff’s warm baritone, ranging from gently hushed to a guttural howl, imbues these superbly drawn character studies with raw, naked emotion. The feel of the new record, for which Rateliff had been focusing on an unraveling relationship, took a different turn in July 2018 with the death of Richard Swift.
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>Green Day – Father Of All… CD/LP (Reprise)
Five-time Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Green Day unleash their soul-inflected new single "Father Of All...", - complete with a falsetto turn from frontman Billie Joe Armstrong - which is the lead track of their new thirteenth studio album of the same name. It’s the band’s first album of new music since 2016’s
Revolution Radio. Citing Kendrick Lamar and old-school Motown as influences, Armstrong revealed to Billboard that, “It’s very high energy - 10 songs in 26 minutes. I like to feel some sense of joy, living through the chaos of [this] era.”
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>Antibalas – Fu Chronicles CD/LP+MP3 (Daptone)
Over the years, different members of Antibalas have traded production and composition duties from album to album. On the new record –
Fu Chronicles – Amayo leads us through a thrilling sonic journey of kung fu meets Afrobeat, weaving together the strands of Edo and Yoruba cultural memory from Nigeria with his training and study in Chinese martial arts.
 

sweet vinyl gems...

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>Bohen & Der Club Of Gore – Patchouli Blue 2xLP (Ipecac)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. German darkjazz outfit Bohren & Der Club of Gore – who Pitchfork aptly describes as a combination of “lounge jazz, dark ambience, the languorous adagios of classical-music requiem, and the saturated romance of Italian film soundtracks” – return with their first new album in six years and ninth overall.
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>De La Soul – The Grind Date [Reissue/2004] LP (Sanctuary)
Vinyl reissue of the seventh album from the hip-hop pioneers, originally released in 2004. Includes guest spots by Ghostface Killah, Flava Flav and MF Doom. This new reissue also features four previously unreleased instrumental bonus tracks.
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>Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here (10th Anniversary Expanded Edition) CD/2xLP (XL)
>Gil Scott-Heron – We're New Again – A Reimagining by Makaya McCraven CD/LP (XL)
In February 2010, the late, legendary musician, poet and author Gil Scott-Heron released his thirteenth, and last, studio album. First conceptualized in 2005, and ultimately produced by XL Recordings head Richard Russell during New York recording sessions that commenced in January 2008,
I'm New Here was Scott-Heron's first album in thirteen years.
We’re New Again is a unique reinterpretation of the album by acclaimed jazz musician Makaya McCraven.
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>John Moreland – LP5 CD/LP (Old Omens)
Over the last half a dozen years or so, John Moreland's honesty has stunned us – and stung. He addressed pain we didn’t even realize we had into his songs, and we sang along. And we felt better. But there has always been far more to Moreland than sad songs. Today, his earthbound poetry remains potent, but in addition to his world-weary candor, Moreland’s music smolders with gentle wisdom, flashes of wit and joy, and compassion. And once again, as we listen, we feel better.
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>The Lone Bellow – Half Moon Light CD/LP (Dualtone)
Half Moon Light is an artistic triumph worked toward for years, earned not by individual posturing, but by collective determination and natural growth. With earthy three-part harmonies and songwriting as provocative as it is honest, The Lone Bellow creates sparks that make a stranger’s life matter or bring our sense of childlike wonder roaring back. On Half Moon Light, the trio mix light and dark to muster a complex ode to memory, a call for hope, and an exercise in empathy.
 

latest LUNA merch and 25th Anniversary Styles…

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>LUNA music 25th Anniversary Long Sleeve T-Shirt
To celebrate our 25th Anniversary, our pal, Nat Russell delivers a KILLER double-sided design!
THIS ONE IS A LIMITED-EDITION—GRAB ONE NOW!
#LUNAis25
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>LUNA music 25th Anniversary Boaters Sweatshirt
Behold!
In honor of our 25th Anniversary—we decided to go back to some of our favorite designs, from the years gone by, and do a limited run of past beauties!

Printed on a super soft/super cozy French Terry Reversible Alternative Apparel—we always loved that Commercial Artisan/Antenna knew the Space Twins would need a vacation...

THIS ONE IS A LIMITED-EDITION—
GRAB ONE NOW!
#LUNAis25
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>LUNA music 25th Anniversary Tote
To celebrate our 25th Anniversary, our pal, Nat Russell delivers a KILLER design!
THIS ONE IS A LIMITED-EDITION—GRAB ONE NOW!
#LUNAis25
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>LUNA music 25th Anniversary Bottle Opener
To celebrate our 25th Anniversary, our pal, Nat Russell delivers a KILLER design!
THIS ONE IS A LIMITED-EDITION—GRAB ONE NOW!
#LUNAis25
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>LUNA INTERSTELLAR T-Shirt
Whoa! Out of this world!
Printed on 100% Cotton Canvas T!
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>SESSEKA LUNA music T-Shirt
Sesseka of the Brain Twins captures the vibe of LUNA perfectly here...
Printed on 100% Cotton Canvas T!
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>iwant LUNA probe T-Shirt
>>>REISSUE ALERT!

John Gilsenan, of London-based iwant design, has turned out a completely modern take on our classic logo that is deep in detail (we love the swimming pool and the cassette deck), that simply takes the cake...

Printed on a 100% Cotton Canvas tee!
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>NATHANIEL RUSSELL 2019 RSD T-Shirt
Another Crooked Arm special. He looks like he's having a good time, huh?
Our Record Store Day 2019 design was freshly printed on totes, your blank tees, practically anything you could bring on that magical day! If you missed out on the party, we've made a 
very limited run of shirts. That way you won't be the only one without this lovely design.
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>NATHANIEL RUSSELL bummer yeti T-Shirt
bummer yeti—classic fit…
Printed on 100% Cotton Canvas T!
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>JON ROGERS octopus T-Shirt
Jon Rogers has done us the favor of creating a beautiful LUNA octopus! We really like this guy!
Printed on a 100% Cotton Canvas T!
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>NATHANIEL RUSSELL 2019 RSD T-Shirt
Another Crooked Arm special. He looks like he's having a good time, huh?
Our Record Store Day 2019 design was freshly printed on totes, your blank tees, practically anything you could bring on that magical day! If you missed out on the party, we've made a 
very limited run of shirts. That way you won't be the only one without this lovely design.
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>JON ROGERS flying saucer T-Shirt
Jon Rogers has done it, yet again! We love this guy's bumper sticker...
Printed on 100% Cotton Canvas T!
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>the LUNA music DISCO MIX t-shirt!
Inspired by OG Jamaican silk-screened DUB sleeves and making its debut on the 13th—this one is Strictly Roots...
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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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>LUNA music / NATHANIEL RUSSELL YETI SOCKS
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 'SLEEVE' T-Shirt
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 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...

edge
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...
 

other essential happenings...

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LUNA music & MOKB Present:
>
BEN WATT @ The LO-FI LOUNGE
WEDNESDAY, 08 APRIL 2020 7PM
Singing songs from his brand new album, 'Storm Damage' (out Jan 31) and gems from his four-decades-long career, award-winning musician-writer Ben Watt (ex-Everything But The Girl) performs with his new band – a hybrid acoustic-electronic trio featuring Watt (vocals, guitar, piano, FX), Rex Horan (double bass, bass guitar, backing vocals), and Evan Jenkins (drums, percussion, FX).
NOT TO BE MISSED!
WE HAVE TICKETS AT LUNA (no fees and hot coffee) OR YOU CAN GRAB ONLINE TICKETS
here!
 

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

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>Tame Impala - The Slow Rush (Indie Exclusive Red/Light Blue Edition) 2-LP Set

out 14 FEB 2020...
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>REAL ESTATE - The Main Thing (Indie-Exclusive Silver Vinyl Edition) LP
Over the last decade, Real Estate have crafted warm yet meticulous pop-minded music, specializing in soaring melodies that are sentimentally evocative and unmistakably their own. The Main Thing dives even further into the musical dichotomies they’re known for—lilting, bright guitar lines set against emotionally nuanced lyrics, complex arrangements conveyed breezily— and what emerges is a superlative collection of interrogative songs as full of depth, strangeness and contradictions as they are lifting hooks.

out 28 FEB 2020...
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>SOCCER MOMMY - Color Theory (Black Vinyl Edition) LP
For Sophie Allison, aka Soccer Mommy, color theory is a distillation of hard-won catharsis. The album confronts the ongoing mental health and familial trials that have plagued the 22-year-old artist since pre-pubescence, presenting listeners with an uncompromisingly honest self-portrait, and reminding us exactly why her critically-acclaimed debut, 2018’s Clean, made her a hero to many.

out 28 FEB 2020...
 

the LUNA music 25th Anniversary Celebration!

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LUNA music turned 25 years old, on 20 DECEMBER 2019, and we decided to throw a party!
Big love to all the family, friends, and folks that came on on this lovely Friday, to help us celebrate!
Thank you Nat Russell and MC Taylor for making the night so special and unforgettable!

And…THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO HAS SUPPORTED OUR SHOP FOR THE LAST QUARTER CENTURY!!!
WE. LOVE. YOU!
XO-tLc


fotos: Doug Fellegy
 

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
HERE!
 

AND thanks for the love The New York Times!

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>The NYT has some essential spots for you to check out, when you visit our fine, fine city! Thanks so much to the Times for including us in their '36 Hours in Indianapolis' write up!
Take a peek at the best things to do in Indianapolis—from top museums, bars, galleries, shops, and attractions…
LUNA music 5202 N. College Avenue Indianapolis IN 46220 USA (317) 283-LUNA