Jenks Miller & Heather McEntire sat down with Russ Borris of WFUV in the shade of Hotel San Jose last week in Austin, TX for an acoustic version of “Bright Light,” and a chat. Watch the interview at YouTube, and order Miracle Temple now from the Merge Store or at your local independent record shop.
Mark Eitzel visited KEXP Seattle while on tour in support of Don’t Be a Stranger, and the amazing live set is now archived at KEXP.org. Listen to the session now and download Don’t Be a Stranger at iTunes to receive two bonus tracks.
Divine Fits return to TV tonight, November 16, with an appearance on Late Show with David Letterman. Tune in live or set your DVR!
Dan, Britt, Alex and Sam visited KCRW Santa Monica for a set in front of a live studio audience last month, and the session is now archived. If you haven’t yet seen the band live, turn up your speakers & watch the video.
You can also listen to new live sessions from Divine Fits on NPR’s World Cafe and WFUV. And don’t miss their fantastic KEXP performance, Pitchfork.TV feature as well as their explosive performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Divine Fits on tour:
Dec 01 Buenos Aires, AR Personal Fest
Dec 12 Aspen, CO Belly Up
Dec 13 Vail, CO Ford Park
Dec 14 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
Dec 30 Las Vegas, NV The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Dec 31 Las Vegas, NV The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Jan 26 Singapore, SG St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2013
Jan 28 Auckland, NZ St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2013
Feb 01 Brisbane, AU St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2013
Feb 02 Sydney, AU St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2013
Feb 03 Footscray, AU St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2013
Feb 04 Melbourne, AU The Corner Hotel
Feb 06 Sydney, AU Manning Bar
Feb 08 Adelaide, AU St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2013
Feb 09 Perth, AU St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2013
The McDonald brothers played a live set from Portland’s Doug Fir last month and included a number of songs from Researching the Blues. Buy the album on CD, LP or digital download from the Merge store now!
“a big, brash, vital, immaculately produced blast of rock ‘n’ roll” – NPR Music
On their recent North American tour, the Magnetic Fields‘ Stephin Merritt stopped by WXPN’s World Cafe for a session spanning the band’s catalog. Relive your favorite moments from the recent tour while David Dye digs through Stephin’s songwriting process.
“Singing clever and emotive lyrics with a deep and resonant voice, Merritt playfully explores both dramatic events and everyday trifles.” – NPR Music
Love at the Bottom of the Sea is available on CD, LP and digital download in the Merge store & worldwide now.
The Magnetic Fields have wrapped up their North American tour and are currently in Europe, but before departure, Stephin visited WFUV in the Bronx for a live session from Studio A. Watch the session online now, and follow their European adventures at Tour at the Bottom of the Sea.
Stephin Merritt also visited the Guardian for another rendition of “Andrew in Drag.” Love at the Bottom of the Sea & Stephin Merritt’s Obscurities are on sale at Amazon MP3 for the month of May, and is available in the Merge store on CD, LP, and digital download. Also, a handful of limited-edition “Andrew in Drag” 7″ singles (b/w “When Next in Love I Fall”) have been found and listed in the Merge store!
Eric Bachmann & Liz Durrett began the new year by taking a trip up the east coast and visiting WXPN World Cafe in Philadelphia, Sirius XM’s The Loft, and down to KUT Austin to perform songs from 2011′s stellar Breaks in the Armor. These sessions air this week, so tune in!
Sirius XM’s The Loft session will air multiple times this week, including Wednesday 1/18 at 2pm, Saturday 1/21 at noon, and Sunday 1/22 at midnight, all times EST.
KUT Austin’s performance aired on Tuesday, January 17. The session is now archived at KUT.org.
Order Breaks in the Armor on CD, LP or digital download in the Merge store now.
Eleanor Friedberger visited Oregon Public Broadcasting earlier this year to play songs from Last Summer and also a new one called “Terra Firma.” Listen to the session online now. The session also airs on OPB Radio Saturday night 12/10 at 9 and again Sunday 12/18 at 9pm for those of you in Oregon!
Mary, Rebecca, Janet & Carrie stopped by Oregon Public Broadcasting for a very special set in front of a live audience. The session is now available at OPBmusic.org, with live video! Don’t miss Wild Flag on tour, and pick up a copy of their self-titled debut in stores now.
Wild Flag on tour:
Oct 19 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
Oct 20 Washington, DC Black Cat
Oct 21 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
Oct 22 Athens, GA 40 Watt
Oct 24 Birmingham, AL The Bottletree
Oct 26 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
Oct 27 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
Oct 28 Dallas, TX The Loft
Oct 29 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa
Oct 31 Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room
Nov 01 San Diego, CA Casbah
Nov 02 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
Nov 03 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
Nov 04 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
Nov 05 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
Nov 07 Arcata, CA Humboldt State University
Nov 09 Portland, OR Doug Fir
Nov 10 Portland, OR Doug Fir
Nov 11 Seattle, WA Neumo’s
Nov 12 Vancouver, The Biltmore Cabaret
Dec 08 London, UK The Lexington
Dec 09 Minehead, UK Butlin’s Holiday Center – ATP’s “Nightmare Before Christmas
Wild Flag is available on CD and LP in stores now.
Richard Buckner stopped by the KDHX studios in St. Louis before playing the Billiken Club and played a 4-song set for the radio waves. The session is now archived at KDHX.org, and you can listen below!
A European tour for Richard has just been announced! Be sure to catch him on the road in October and November, and check back for a few more dates.
Richard Buckner on tour:
Sep 28 Little Rock, AR Sticky Fingerz Rock ‘N’ Roll Chicken Shack
Sep 29 Memphis, TN HiTone Cafe
Oct 01 Ft. Worth, TX Ft. Worth Music Fest after show at Lola’s
Oct 02 Austin, TX Cactus Café
Oct 04 Mobile, AL Satori Coffee House
Oct 07 Columbia, SC Tapp’s Art Center
Oct 08 Asheville, NC The Grey Eagle
Nov 06 Winchester, UK The Railway
Nov 07 London, UK Pancras Old Church
Nov 08 Leeds, UK Brudenell Social Club w/ Mark Eitzel
Nov 09 Cardiff, UK The Buffalo Bar w/ Mark Eitzel
Nov 10 Glasgow, UK The Captain’s Rest
Nov 12 Liverpool, UK Americana UK Festival w/ Mark Eitzel
Nov 13 Brighton, UK The Basement
Nov 18 Trondheim, NO Credo
Nov 19 Oslo, NO Mono
Nov 21 Stockholm, SE Debaser
Nov 22 Gothenburg, SE Jazzhuset
Nov 23 Malmo, SE KB
Nov 24 Norderstedt, DE The Music Star
Nov 25 Utrecht, NL Le Guess Who Festival
Nov 26 Den Haag, NL Paard
Nov 27 Ottersum, NL Roepaen
Nov 29 Ravenna, IT Bronson Club