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Twerps sign to Merge and release Underlay EP

We are delighted to welcome Australia's Twerps to Merge. In celebration of this occasion, we are releasing Underlay, an all-new digital EP of Twerps songs written, recorded and designed by the band earlier this summer.

Listen & share the Underlay digital EP via Soundcloud now for the next week, and get excited about Twerps' new full-length album coming in early 2015. Get Underlay at iTunes, Spotify, Rdio, Google Play, or in the Merge store now.

Upon signing to Merge, Marty from Twerps said, "'Great minds think alike' that is straight up why we have decided to release records with Merge. Along with having a bad ass catalogue they also are musicians, and know how musicians think. They are lovely, talented and awesome. Thanks Merge. We love ya xx"

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Wye Oak plays live on KEXP, WTMD,and XM's The Loft

Wye Oak recently stopped by the Triple Door in Seattle to perform for KEXP VIPs, including Shriek favorite "Logic of Color." Check out the full set below, and find more Wye Oak videos on the KEXP blog. Towson's WTMD also hosted the band for a special listener event last month! Check it out below.

Wye Oak will also be featured on XM The Loft next week! A very special session with the band will air August 25 at Noon Eastern / 9am Pacific. Encore performances will also air Wednesday at 5pm Eastern, Friday at 11pm, Saturday at Noon and Sunday at Midnight.  It’ll also be available on demand for all Sirius subscribers.

Shriek is available in the Merge shop & at all independent record stores now.
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Caribou shares “Our Love” title track

Following the rapturously received news of his forthcoming album (due October 7th via Merge), Caribou has revealed album title track “Our Love.”

Built around warm, bubbling beats and Dan Snaith’s distinctive vocal loops before taking a bass-heavy turn in the middle, you can listen to “Our Love” below. “Our Love” will be available at midnight tonight via iTunes. Pre-order the album Our Love at iTunes or from the Merge store now.
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Watch Bob Mould's Tiny Desk Concert on NPR, or listen to his interview on WTF with Marc Maron!

Earlier in the year, Bob Mould stopped by NPR's infamous tiny desk to play solo versions of songs from June's Beauty & Ruin as well as one Hüsker Dü deep-cut. Watch the Tiny Desk Concert today on NPR.

Mould was also interviewed for an episode of WTF with Marc Maron, discussing Beauty & Ruin, writing for pro-wrestling, composing The Daily Show theme, and so much more. Check out the episode on WTF's website or subscribe to WTF on iTunes.
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Listen to “Beast” from Ex Hex Rips now at Pitchfork

“Beast” is the newest Ex Hex track to be let out into the wild! Give it a spin on Pitchfork or below.



Rips is the debut album from Mary Timony, Laura Harris, and Betsy Wright. They are a power trio hailing from Washington, DC, making the music you’ve been waiting for. Drums, bass, guitar, P90s, searing leads—this is unapologetic rock ’n’ roll spat out in the discipline’s mother tongue.

“Don’t Wanna Lose,” the first single from Rips, was deemed “a fun-as-hell supercharged take on Ramones punk and Cheap Trick power-pop, direct and catchy beyond belief” by Stereogum, and Consequence of Sound wrote, “While the song’s reminiscent of Wild Flag’s rollicking material, it simultaneously holds its own as a sizzling and energetic little rocker.”
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Noisey debuts new David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights music video for "Some Things You Don't Get Back"

"Some Things You Don't Get Back", the raucous closer to David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights' End Times Undone, has been given the music video treatment: watch & share via Noisey now. Speaking from California after his west coast tour dates with the band, David Kilgour had this to say about the video:

It's two performances to the track, with the two versions visually transposed over each other, shot by Thomas Bell and edited by Stuart Page who did the "Comin' On" video too...we shot in a bar called Chicks where we recorded most of End Times Undone....the bar is close to Dunedin at a place called Port Chalmers......cheap as chops!
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