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.
A Very She & Him Christmas is in stores now!
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
Richard Buckner has been criss-crossing the country this year in support of 2011′s Our Blood and the Record Store Day 7″ release of Willow b/w Lost. He visited Boston’s MASS MoCA for a very special performance with Sleepover Shows. You can watch the full performance at Sleepover Show’s website now.
Richard Buckner on tour:
Jul 15 Somerville, MA Radio
Jul 27 Edmonton, AB Interstellar Rodeo
Sep 01 North Dorset, UK End of the Road Festival
“My Love Is Real” b/w “I Was Born in a Laundromat” by Camper Van Beethoven will be in stores on July 31, but you can pre-order your copy from Merge now. A Thing Called Divine Fits will be released August 28.
Loud Planes Fly Low is available on CD, LP & digital in the Merge Store now.
Wild Flag on tour:
May 27 George, WA Sasquatch Music Festival
Jun 14 Chicago, IL Pitchfork Music Festival
Aug 03 Brooklyn, NY Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park Bandshell
Pre-order Copper Blue / Beaster Deluxe Edition and File Under: Easy Listening or our special bundle of both now in the Merge store, and stream & download the first three tracks from Copper Blue performed live by the Bob Mould band at Noise Pop on February 24, 2012.
Coachella‘s first weekend may have been a bit cloudy and cold but Wild Flag & Destroyer will usher in the sun for this weekend’s festivities. Watch videos below of Wild Flag performing “Romance” and “Electric Band,” and Dan Bejar & Co. playing “Kaputt” from the album of the same name.
Don’t forget to tune in to Coachella’s YouTube feed this weekend! Destroyer plays on Saturday at 2:30 Pacific, and Wild Flag on Sunday at 5:30 Pacific.
Directed by Eleanor’s bass player Matt Asti, he writes:
The video was shot mainly in my apartment and my backyard. It was inspired by Nirvana “Unplugged,” Paul Morrissey, John Hughes and Martha Stewart. The concept was to fall apart at night.
Eleanor Friedberger is bringing her full band back out on the road in April with Merge labelmates Hospitality. Eleanor’s band on this tour is Matt Asti (MGMT), Andy Mcleod (White Magic), and John Eatherly (Be Your Own Pet & Turbo Fruits).
Also, Paper Magazine premiered the new video for “I Won’t Fall Apart on You Tonight” from Last Summer today. The video was directed and produced by Matt Asti with Ry Russo-Young. Featuring backstage dance parties and other tour antics, this video will get you even more excited to see Eleanor and Hospitality when they come to your town.
“Last Summer sounds more intimate and accessible than any of her band’s nine albums; it’s a perfect soundtrack for an afternoon spent sifting through a box of old Polaroids.” ~NPR Music
Eleanor Friedberger on tour:
(all dates w/ Hospitality)
Apr 18 Brooklyn, NY – The Bell House
Apr 19 Washington, DC – Black Cat
Apr 20 Durham, NC – Casbah
Apr 21 Atlanta, GA – The Basement
Apr 23 Birmingham, AL – Work Play
Apr 24 New Orleans, LA – Circle Bar
Apr 26 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
Apr 27 San Antonio, TX – Korova
Apr 28 Austin, TX – Frank
May 01 Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
May 02 Evanston, IL – SPACE
May 03 Ferndale, MI – Magic Bag
May 04 Toronto, ON – The Garrison
May 05 Montreal, QC – Il Motore
May 06 Allston, MA – Great Scott
Richard Buckner stopped by Horizon Records in Greenville, SC a few months back & performed “Willow” from his upcoming Record Store Day 7″. RSD.com has the video, and while you’re there, make sure to find a participating store in your area. You can read about all of our Record Store Day Releases here.
Richard Buckner’s Our Blood is in stores now on CD, LP & digital download.
Richard Buckner on tour:
Apr 11 Felton CA Don Quixote’s International Music Hall
Apr 14 San Francisco CA Brick & Mortar Music Hall