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The Love Language play for KEXP & add more tour dates

Stuart, Missy, BJ, Justin & Jordan have been on tour almost non-stop since the release of their Merge debut, Libraries in July! They are in Lincoln, NE tonight at the 12th Street Pub and will continue on through the end of October with newly added dates opening for Jenny and Johnny. While in Seattle recently, The Love Language visited the KEXP studios to play a few songs.   More >

Teenage Fanclub "Baby Lee" live in Toronto

Teenage Fanclub play in Montreal tonight at Cabaret du Musee Juste Pour Rire, and it's their first show with Radar Brothers! Sign up to see Teenage Fanclub from the band bleachers on Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, too! And don't miss them on tour! * = w/ Radar Brothers 9/22 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern 9/23 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern 9/24 Montreal, QC Le National* 9/25 Boston, MA Royale* 9/27 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom* 9/28 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom* w/ Radar Brothers AND The Clean 9/30 Brooklyn, NY Williamsburg Waterfront w/ Belle & Sebastian 10/01 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero* 10/02 Washington, DC 9:30 Club* w/ Radar Brothers & The Vaselines 10/03 Millvale, PA Mr.   More >

Let's Wrestle play "I'm So Lazy" at MFNW

"I'm So Lazy" can be found on the limited-edition split 7-inch with The Love Language in the Merge store along with the new digital single "Getting Rest." Go see Let's Wrestle who are on tour now in the US! Let's Wrestle on tour: Sept 15 Chapel Hill, NC Nightlight w/ Elf Power Sept 17 Washington, DC 9:30 Club w/ Superchunk Sept 18 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom w/ Superchunk (SOLD OUT)   More >

Superchunk are guest editors at this week

Mac, Jim, Jon & Laura are all taking turns sharing a few of their favorite things as guest editors at in celebration of the release of Majesty Shredding which is available today on CD, LP and digital download. Mac & Laura kicked the week off with a Q&A and Jon & Jim have already started sharing their favorite things like WordHate and Brussels Sprouts.   More >

The Clientele - "Somebody Changed"

The Clientele is currently touring the west coast! Catch them tonight in Oakland, and pick up a digital copy of their new mini-album, Minotaur, in the Merge store. 09-09 Oakland, CA New Parish 09-10 San Francisco, CA Independent 09-11 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex 09-12 San Diego, CA M-Theory in-store performance at 4:30pm 09-12 San Diego, CA Casbah   More >

"Majesty Shredding" listening parties in the triangle this week!

We are hosting two Superchunk Majesty Shredding listening parties this week in advance of the album's release on September 14. On Thursday, September 9, Merge and the Hopscotch Festival will present a listening event at Foundation Bar in Raleigh from 4-6 PM.   More >

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 >