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The Mountain Goats play Music for Fences benefit in Durham

On Saturday, August 28th, the Mountain Goats will join The Countdown Quartet & Birds and Arrows to play Music for Fences, a show at Durham Central Park in downtown Durham, NC.The show will benefit the Coalition to Unchain Dogs, a non-profit, volunteer effort committed to improving the welfare of chained dogs in the Triangle area by building fences and promoting community awareness of animal welfare. Tickets are $12 in advance via the Music for Fences website and $15 at the door.   More >

Versus Brooklyn CD release show is Thursday!

Celebrate the release of On the Ones and Threes with Versus this Thursday at Rock Shop in Brooklyn! Buy tickets now! Preview the whole album and buy it on CD, deluxe-edition dbl-LP, and digital download in the Merge store. Versus on tour: 8/12 Brooklyn, NY Rock Shop CD release show w/ True Love Always 8/13 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace w/ Polvo 8/14 Montreal, QC Cabaret Juste Pour Rire w/ Polvo 9/21 Boston, MA Royale w/ Superchunk 9/22 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero Theatre w/ Superchunk & Jenny and Johnny   More >

Brian Whelan (of The Broken West) appears on Mad Men!

Click here to watch the scene from Mad Men, season 4, episode 3 in which Don & Lane go to a comedy club to meet some "lady friends" and enjoy a few seconds of singing by "Rudy" aka Brian from the Broken West! "Rudy" appears at 3:01 in the clip.   More >

Arcade Fire live in 2003

A look backwards to get pumped for tomorrow night's Madison Square Garden live stream directed by Terry Gilliam! Planning to host your own viewing party for the Madison Square Garden stream? Send us your best party pics for a chance to win a Merge prize pack!   More >

Spoon on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon!

Spoon joined by Questlove & Owen Biddle from The Roots performed "Nobody Gets Me But You" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night. See Spoon on tour! They are playing Madison Square Garden with Arcade Fire tonight & tomorrow night in NYC and will be at Lollapalooza this weekend.   More >

Arcade Fire need your questions & photos for Madison Square Garden stream

Arcade Fire are gearing up for the live stream of their Madison Square Garden show on Thursday, Aug 5 and they need your input! Submit photos of your "suburbs" for possible inclusion on stage during the bands' performance, and ask Arcade Fire questions through twitter by using hash tag #AmexArcadeFire or the form on their YouTube page.   More >

The Love Language on ABC Amplified

Stuart talks about break-ups & writing songs with ABC News' Dan Harris. The Love Language's Merge debut, Libraries is available now on CD, LP and digital download.   More >

The Love Language live at TT the Bear's

from VisibleVoice.net The Love Language live in Boston playing two songs from their new album Libraries, which is available now on CD and LP in the Merge store!   More >

Check out the Versus deluxe-edition double-LP!

The deluxe-edition double-LP version of the new Versus album, On the Ones and Threes looks so great, we had to share a photo so you could get your pre-orders in now! The artwork, designed by illustrator Tae Won Yu and Teen Beat's Mark Robinson and featuring photographs by PJ Sykes, is truly spectacular when expanded to 12-inch size! The deluxe-edition double-LP format will feature an alternate sequence and two additional tracks from the On the Ones and Threes' recording sessions.   More >