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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 >

Destroyer live on KEXP!

You can now listen to the 8-piece Destroyer band play live on KEXP Seattle! Destroyer is currently touring the west coast, making their way east towards Webster Hall in NYC! Tracks: Certain Things You Ought To Know Downtown Painter In Your Pocket Song For America Destroyer on Tour: 03-22 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour 03-23 Tucson, AZ Club Congress 03-25 Austin, TX The Mohawk 03-26 Dallas, TX The Loft 03-27 Little Rock, AR Sticky Fingerz Rock 'N' Roll Chicken Shack 03-28 St.   More >

Watch Telekinesis play KEXP!

Jason Narducy, Cody Votolato, and Michael Benjamin Lerner visited KEXP during release week last month for a live session! Video of the set is online now! Tracks: Country Lane Please Ask for Help Dirty Thing 50 Ways   More >

Mac & Jim of Superchunk play on WXDU

Mac & Jim stop by Ross Grady's Local Music show at WXDU Durham last Sunday for a live session! If you missed the show, Superchunk's website now has the session available as a free download. From Mac: Ross Grady has bands play sometimes on his Sunday afternoon show on WXDU.   More >

Apex Manor covers The Outfield!

(hat tip to You Set the Scene) Apex Manor covered The Outfield - Your Love at their first LA show earlier this month! The band plays Noise Pop this week and then heads to SXSW in March. The Year of Magical Drinking is available on CD and digital download in the Merge Store & your favorite retailer now.   More >

Merge Madness Poster!

To celebrate "Merge Madness," local record stores (listed below) will be giving away these collectible 12″ x 18″ screenprinted posters designed by our very own Maggie Fost, with the purchase of any full-length release from Merge. Visit the Merge store for new albums from Superchunk, Wye Oak, Telekinesis & The Love Language! Get your limited-edition Merge Madness poster at the following stores beginning Tuesday, Feb 22: Schoolkids in Raleigh Offbeat Records in Durham Bull City Records in Durham CD Alley in Chapel Hill All Day Records in Carrboro Merge Madness shows! Mar 4 Superchunk @ Cat’s Cradle Mar 11 WILD FLAG @ Local 506 Mar 12 Wye Oak @ Local 506 Mar 13 Telekinesis & The Love Language @ Local 506 *SOLD OUT*   More >

Apex Manor writes a song for ABC Amplified

Adam Vine & Ross Flournoy wrote a song called "No Small Magic" for ABC Amplified, and sat down with Dan Harris to talk about their songwriting process! You can listen to the song on YouTube, or watch their interview above! The Year of Magical Drinking is in stores and online now!   More >

Apex Manor visits Rolling Stone, covers Wham!

Ross, Adam & Jon of Apex Manor visited the illustrious offices of Rolling Stone to play a few songs and discuss the inspirations (both liquid & otherwise) behind their debut album, The Year of Magical Drinking. "Just because I'm self-centered and self-absorbed, the songs that ended up being the best were the ones where I was writing about my foibles," says Ross.   More >

Pre-order new Telekinesis & get a shiny new pencil!

Pre-order the great new Telekinesis album, 12 Desperate Straight Lines on CD or LP and Jay will send you a Telekinesis pencil! Follow Telekinesis on twitter for more fun giveaways & contests as the February 15 release date draws closer!   More >

Check out Destroyer's "Kaputt" on double-LP!

Destroyer's Kaputt will be available in stores on January 25, and we thought you might like a sneak-peek at the vinyl "experience." The album will be presented on double-LP and features 20 minutes of music exclusive to the vinyl release.   More >