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The Clean live from Matador 21!

The Clean played at Matador 21 in Vegas in October, and Pitchfork has video! Find "Anything Can Happen" on Anthology as well as The Clean's most recent album, Mister Pop in the Merge store.   More >

Merge and eMusic

As of tomorrow, November 18, the Merge catalog will be removed from eMusic. We at Merge are longtime fans of eMusic; it has for years been one of the premiere places to discover new and independent music, and their editorial is among the best around.  We are truly grateful for their coverage, and have enjoyed working with them for many years. Unfortunately, eMusic's unilateral changes in an effort to bring on the major labels has created a situation where it would be harmful to the interests of Merge and our artists to continue our partnership at this time. We encourage those who regularly purchase Merge titles from eMusic to head to your local independent record store, the Merge Digital Store, or one of our other digital music partners.   More >

Release Day Reminder! Telekinesis EP in stores now!

Telekinesis presents the Parallel Seismic Conspiracies EP – available today from finer digital retailers, the Merge store and your local record store! The limited-edition CD is sure to get everyone all warmed up for Telekinesis’ 2011 full-length follow-up to the acclaimed debut Telekinesis! – the EP contains a full-band version of the first album’s “Calling All Doctors,” plus covers of Guided By Voices’ “Game of Pricks” and “The Drawback” (borrowed from the proto-Joy Division project Warsaw) and a dazzling new Michael Benjamin Lerner treat called “Dirty Thing” that just could be the summer hit you’ve been waiting for! Watch the new and sprightly video for “Dirty Thing” now!   More >

The Love Language cover Smashing Pumkins' "Tonight, Tonight"

The Love Language with a little help from their friends in Lost in the Trees covered The Smashing Pumpkins' "Tonight, Tonight" last night at King's Barcade in Raleigh. Libraries is available on CD, LP and digital download in the Merge store. See the Love Language on tour! Oct 23 Durham, NC Motorco Music Hall Oct 25 Baltimore, MD Ram's Head Live Oct 26 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theater Oct 29 Bloomington, IN Bluebird Oct 30 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre Oct 31 Oberlin, OH Oberlin College - Hayes Gym   More >

"Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields" gets theatrical release!

The new documentary feature - Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields - will be released in North American theaters starting October 27. Fresh from a highly successful festival run (including SXSW, Full Frame, Hot Docs, Karlovy Vary and Outfest, where it won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature), the film will open in select theaters this fall.   More >

Superchunk announce December shows!

Fresh from the west coast shows, Superchunk have now added new dates in December! Dec 1 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue - On Sale Saturday, October 23 @ 10 AM CST Dec 2 Chicago, IL Metro - Pre-Sale Friday, October 22 @ Noon CST (Password: SHREDDING) Dec 4 Tampa, FL Czar Ybor - On Sale Now! Dec 9 Toronto, ON Sound Academy w/ Broken Social Scene - On Sale Now! Majesty Shredding is available on CD, LP and digital download in the Merge store.   More >

Superchunk on ABC Amplified & in LA today!

ABC Amplified's Dan Harris had lunch with Superchunk at the Momofuku Noodle Bar and found out what Jon, Mac, Laura & Jim have been up to for the past nine years. Superchunk finishes up their Majesty Shredding tour tonight in Los Angeles at the Music Box and will perform at Origami Records today at Noon PST.   More >

Superchunk's KEXP session archived!

Superchunk played a live set on KEXP while in Seattle for the Teenage Fanclub / Telekinesis mega-show at the Showbox on Thursday! Listen to the archive at KEXP.org. North Carolina’s Superchunk was high on the list when it came to great indie-rock of the ‘90s (a time when that term actually made sense) and they haven’t lost a step with their 2010 LP of catchy, buzzing, riff-heavy pop “Majesty Shredding.” They play tracks from the new record and some classic singles live at KEXP.   More >

Stream The Mountain Goats & Spoon live from ACL

Watch and listen to streaming sets by The Mountain Goats & Spoon live at the Austin City Limits music festival in Austin, TX happening today! The Mountain Goats are on at 2PM CST / 3 PM EST and Spoon will play at 8PM CST / 9PM EST. Click here to watch & listen!   More >

Superchunk on Noisevox with John Norris

While in NYC in September to play two sold out shows and rock Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Superchunk sat down with John Norris for an interview on Noisevox.   More >

Franklin Bruno of The Extra Lens when he's not being an Extra Lens

We asked one half of The Extra Lens - Franklin Bruno -  for an update on what was happening with him other than their upcoming Merge debut Undercard, and he was happy to oblige! So, here is "what one of the Extra Lens does when he's not being an Extra Lens:" My main band, the Human Hearts, has a 7" ("Art Books") out soon, and a track on an upcoming benefit compilation for City Harvest.  Both are on Fayettenam Records, which released my compilation of 4-track/Shrimper-era solo recordings last year, and just put out Peter Hughes's "Fangio" albums. I'm playing as the pianist/musical director (backed by viola and trombone) for my partner Bree Benton's solo performance piece, "Poor Baby Bree in I Am Going to Run Away," at the venerable experimental theater venue La MaMa E.T.C., Oct.   More >

Teenage Fanclub in the NY Times!

Teenage Fanclub are finishing up a fantastic week in New York with included two packed shows at the Bowery Ballroom and a performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and will conclude with a performance opening for Belle and Sebastian tonight at the Williamsburg Waterfront. The New York Times ran a feature in today's paper that includes a special performance by the band of two songs just for the "Popcast." Read and listen at NYTimes.com. The Teenage Fanclub tour continues tomorrow in Philadelphia at the Trocadero and will join with Superchunk & Telekinesis in Portland and Seattle before finishing in Vancouver on October 16.   More >