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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! 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 >

Wye Oak play Oregon Public Broadcasting

Wye Oak visited Oregon Public Broadcasting while they were in Portland last month, and the session is now archived online! There are just a handful of US dates left for the band, so catch them while you can, and order Civilian on LP, CD, or digital download from the Merge Store now. Apr 07 Chicago, IL – Schuba’s Apr 08 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick Apr 09 Toronto, ON – El Mocambo Apr 10 Montreal, QC – Casa Del Popolo Apr 12 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Upstairs Apr 14 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom Apr 15 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s May 28 George, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival   More >

Wye Oak are "Guest Editors" at

This week, visit for a collection of things that Jenn & Andy like! Start with this Q&A and check back for more as the week progresses! Wye Oak's new album Civilian is available on CD, LP and digital download in the Merge store. See Jenn & Andy on tour now: Apr 05 St.   More >

Ohio love inspires Times New Viking pre-order fun!

Merge Production Manager James Cartwright inspired the fun new Times New Viking temporary tattoos with his real Ohio tattoo. Now you can join in the fun by pre-ordering Dancer Equired on CD or LP in the Merge store!   More >

Pre-order Jonny & get a pink balloon!

Pre-order the debut self-titled album from Norman Blake & Euros Childs aka Jonny, and receive a pink "candyfloss-colored" Jonny balloon! Jonny is available from your favorite digital outlets including iTunes, Amazon, and the Merge digital store.   More >