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Rock Baby Swedish edition!

Evert says hello! Shout Out Louds' bassist Ted Malmros sent us a photo of his new baby boy in a very charming onesie.   More >

The Clientele on Pitchfork TV

The Clientele's San Diego show at the Casbah in June was recorded and given dreamy effects for Pitchfork TV's Tunnelvision. See The Clientele on tour in September and order their latest album Bonfires on the Heath on CD, LP and digital download in the Merge store. The Clientele on tour: Sep-06 Seattle, WA TBA Sep-07 Portland, OR Doug Fir Sep-09 Oakland, CA  New Parish Sep-10 San Francisco, CA  Independent Sep-11 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex Sep-12 San Diego, CA Casbah   More >

Richard Buckner on tour!

Richard Buckner is on the road again starting this weekend! Go see him and report back on all the new songs! If you missed Richard recent Daytrotter session, give it a listen now! Find lots of excellent Richard Buckner titles for preview and purchase in the Merge store. Richard Buckner on Tour: 05.29 Somerville, MA Johnny D's 06.04 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's w/ Jay Farrar 06.05 New York, NY Bowery Ballroomw/ Jay Farrar 06.12 Arlington, VA Iota Club & Cafe 06.18 Northampton, MA Iron Horse w/ Tift Merritt 09.09 Columbia, SC Columbia Museum of Art 09.10 Raleigh, NC Hopscotch Music Festival 09.23 Cincinnati, OH Midpoint Music Festival   More >

Lou Barlow update at

Lou Barlow has updated his always entertaining website with news, tour dates, and some helpful tips on holding newborns as illustrated by Hendrix Barlow! Don't miss Lou Barlow + the missingmen on tour this summer, and order your copy of Goodnight Unknown on CD or digital download in the Merge store. Lou Barlow on Tour! 6/10 San Diego, CA The Casbah 6/11 Tucson, AZ Plush 6/12 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Brewing Co. 6/14 Austin, TX Mohawk 6/15 Dallas, TX The Loft 6/16 Norman, OK Opolis 6/17 Kansas City, MO Record Bar 6/18 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge 6/19 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge 6/21 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern 6/22 Vancouver, BC Media Club 6/23 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge 6/25 San Francisco, CA Cafe Du Nord 6/26 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theater   More >

Lambchop on Daytrotter

Daytrotter took a trip to Nashville a while back and invited Lambchop to play a session at Signal Path studios for them.   More >

Let's Wrestle "Best of What's Next" at Paste Magazine

Let's Wrestle were deemed "Best of What's Next" by Paste Magazine.  Watch the adorable video below of Wesley Patrick Gonzalez & Mike Lightning performing an acoustic version "I Won't Lie to You." In the Court of the Wrestling Let's is available on CD and digital download in the Merge store. Let's Wrestle have just two shows left of their US tour with Quasi: 4/30 - Newport, KY - Southgate House 5/1 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall   More >

Radar Brothers cover Rufus Wainwright, hit the road!

Radar Brothers will hit the road as a five-piece in June! Dates are being updated as they come in on their tour page. Head to the band's MySpace page for a new cover of Rufus Wainwright's "Oh, What a World." As Spin described, the audience at our SXSW showcase was “smitten” as Radar Brothers played to a packed house.   More >

O Canada

Many of us here at Merge HQ have a long-running curiosity about/bemusement with our wonderful neighbors to the north:  Canada.  We've spent plenty of time getting to know our friends out in Vancouver, in Montreal, the native Ontarians, etc. Today, the curtain was pulled back a little more. This afternoon, I opened an email from friend-of-Merge Phil at Toronto-based digital provider Puretracks which contained one amazing sentence and a link.  The line?  "So I thought I would send you a video of me dancing in a mall this weekend for fun." The link?: A+, my friend.   More >

Spoon plays Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Spoon finished off their North American tour with a stop at Jimmy Kimmel Live! Bradford Cox guests on guitar on "Who Makes Your Money," and Stephen Patterson from White Rabbits on percussion! Pick up Transference at the Merge Store now!   More >

Tracey Thorn plays "Oh, The Divorces!" live!

Tracey Thorn performed the first single from her forthcoming new album, Love and Its Opposite, at the piano, and it sounds amazing! Pre-order Love and Its Opposite in the Merge store now, and follow Tracey on twitter!   More >