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Jonny "Candyfloss" live from Japan!

Jonny is available now on CD (with 4 bonus tracks!) and digital download now in the Merge store. Jonny on tour: All dates with Apex Manor except June 20 & 21 with Yo La Tengo! June 03 Toronto, ON The Drake Hotel June 04 Toronto, ON The Drake Hotel June 07 Northampton, MA Iron Horse Music Hall June 08 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall June 09 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge June 10 Brooklyn, NY The Bell House June 11 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live Upstairs June 12 Vienna, VA Jammin’ Java June 14 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle June 15 Decatur, GA Eddie’s Attic June 16 Nashville, TN The Bluebird Cafe June 17 Louisville, KY Zanzabar June 18 Chicago, IL Old Town School of Folk Music @ Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall June 20 Columbia, MO Blue Note w/ Yo La Tengo June 21 Iowa City, IA Englert Theater w/ Yo La Tengo   More >

Amor de Días debut album in stores now & tour starts tomorrow!

Amor de Días' debut album Street of the Love of Days is available now on CD, LP and digital download in the Merge store and wherever you like to buy records. Alasdair and Lupe are now in the US to begin their tour with Damon & Naomi tomorrow night in DC at the Red Palace.   More >

Jonny (Norman Blake & Euros Childs) on tour in June!

Norman Blake of Teenage Fanclub & Euros Childs of Gorky's Zygotic Mynci have been playing shows around the globe for a few months now, but they're heading state-side in a matter of weeks! Don't miss these shows! "the combination of Childs’ distinctively fantastical songwriting and Blake’s immaculate songcraft can’t help but be a winning combination." ~ Chromewaves "one of the purest, most effusive pop records in recent memory, an outstanding example of retro rock celebration simply dubbed Jonny" ~ Amplifier All dates with Apex Manor except June 20 & 21 with Yo La Tengo! June 03 Toronto, ON The Drake Hotel June 04 Toronto, ON The Drake Hotel June 07 Northampton, MA Iron Horse Music Hall June 08 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall June 09 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge June 10 Brooklyn, NY The Bell House June 11 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live Upstairs June 12 Vienna, VA Jammin' Java June 14 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle June 15 Decatur, GA Eddie's Attic June 16 Nashville, TN The Bluebird Cafe June 17 Louisville, KY Zanzabar June 18 Chicago, IL Old Town School of Folk Music @ Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall June 20 Columbia, MO Blue Note w/ Yo La Tengo June 21 Iowa City, IA Englert Theater w/ Yo La Tengo   More >

The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle talks Black Sabbath with Studio 360

Public Radio International's Studio 360 asked the Mountain Goats' John Darnielle about his biggest influence and were surprised to find the answer is Black Sabbath! From Studio 360: Twenty years ago, just as indie rock started to be called indie rock, John Darnielle founded one of its great bands — The Mountain Goats.   More >

Amor de Días pre-order postcards & new video!

Pre-order the debut album Street of the Love of Days from Amor de Días now in the Merge store to receive a functional and charming postcard to use during your summer excursions. Amor de Días' Lupe Núñez-Fernández spoke with Design*Sponge yesterday about her artwork and the new video.   More >

The Wilderness Downtown wins a Webby!

Congratulations to Google & Radical Media for winning the award for Best Use of Video or Moving Image at this year's Webby Awards for The Wilderness Downtown! The project also won the "People's Award" for Net Art.   More >

Let's Wrestle explain it all -- on tumblr!

  Let's Wrestle are busy working on a video in their native London, and are documenting the shoot on their brand-new tumblr page! Follow them at tumblr and pre-order Nursing Home in the Merge Store, and download “Dear John” now!   More >

Alternative Press celebrates Superchunk's 'No Pocky for Kitty'

Alternative Press talked to Mac about the making of No Pocky for Kitty to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its recording. But it was No Pocky For Kitty that’s survived as a touchstone for America’s early-’90s, indie-rock zeitgeist, where tough guitar noise cloaked great pop hooks.   More >

Record Store Day is tomorrow!

Tomorrow - Saturday, April 16 - is Record Store Day! Don't forget the Merge titles added to the long list of exclusive releases and other fun events happening at your local independent record stores tomorrow! To find a participating store in your area, visit RecordsStoreDay.com! WILD FLAG – “Future Crimes” b/w “Glass Tambourine” 7-inch The hotly anticipated debut release from the new musical partnership between Carrie Brownstein, Mary Timony, Janet Weiss, and Rebecca Cole will be released exclusively in 7-inch form on Record Store Day! Produced by Spoon’s Britt Daniel, these tracks have already become viral hits through widely circulated videos taken during the band’s recent tour.   More >

Song by song review of Jonny's s/t debut!

The Vinyl District assigned renowned Memphis engineer John Hampton the task of tackling the newly released album from Norman Blake & Euros Childs aka Jonny song by song! Read the whole review here. Now THIS record is sideways.   More >