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Jim Putnam visits LiveDaily

Jim Putnam recently visited the LiveDaily studios to record a few acoustic versions of songs from Auditorium for the cameras.   More >

Go Cardinals!

Some cardinals (NC state bird!) made a nest in a bush right beside my porch and there are now 3 or 4 lil cardinals eating as much partially-digested worms as they can.   More >

Scots In Sweden

The lovely Camera Obscuras have been posting daily recording updates from Stockholm on their blog, with plenty of typed thought regarding the new album, Dr.   More >

A Trickle from the Vault

A couple songs for you, in what we hope to be a regular Merge Blog series of rare/live mp3s:Destroyer & The Treacherous Fops - The Music Lovers (mp3): Live @ Cats Cradle, Carrboro, NC, July 31, 2004 at the Merge 15th Anniversary Festival.   More >

Caribou Tour Diary: Goodbye, North America

photo by Dave Evans Check out more great photos and a show review at My Old Kentucky Blog so today (may 4th) would've been my last day with caribou but unfortunately Brad Weber is still out of commission.   More >

Destroyer Nerd Love!

An extremely long treatise on two Destroyer records by two of our most favorite Destroyer super-fans: Matt Lemay and David Malitz. Get your copies of all Destroyer's releases here and start your own arguments here.   More >

The Rosebuds visit My Old Kentucky Blog

photo by Dave Evans via My Old Kentucky Blog The Rosebuds are on tour with British Sea Power and stopped to play an in-studio session for My Old Kentucky Blog's Sirius Satellite radio show.   More >

Wye Oak on Who's Next?

Wye Oak visited Yahoo at the Gibson Showroom in Austin TX during SXSW this year! Here's their exclusive performance of "Regret" from If Children: and interview:   More >

Carl and Ted Wear Shorts!

Shout Out Louds played an acoustic version of "Tonight I Have to Leave It" at the Spin Pool Party at Coachella.   More >

NYCTaper posts Big Dipper Audio!

image from nyctaper via flickr The NYCTaper recorded and posted the entire Big Dipper show at Southpaw last weekend! It's 100% free (though he nicely asks you support the bands, and we agree) and available in mp3 and, if you ask nicely, FLAC.   More >

Friday Fica

Shout Out Louds are over for Coachella this weekend, and if you are far far away from the desert like we are, here is a video from Uncensored Interview from when they were here in March.   More >

She & Him on Conan

Video of questionable quality on youtube in case you missed it! Great photos from the Webster Hall show last night at Prefix. She & Him will be on the The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on April 28.   More >

She & Him relocate show & appear on Conan!

After postponing last night's show due to illness, She & Him have relocated tonight's show to Webster Hall and are honoring all tickets from the Hiro Ballroom shows. Check out the Pitchfork interview and don't miss She & Him on Late Night with Conan O'Brien tonight, too!   More >

Big Dipper on the Late Risers' Club!

WMBR's Late Risers' Club had special guest Gary Waleik on the show this morning! You can listen to an archive HERE! Big Dipper reunites later this week! Don't miss it! 04.24.2008 * Hoboken NJ @ Maxwell's 04.25.2008 * Brooklyn NY @ Southpaw 04.26.2008 * Cambridge MA @ Middle East Downstairs   More >

Big Dipper Week!

Image from tirbd.com Things I'd Rather Be Doing is kicking off Big Dipper week today! Monday brings the bulk of the interviews with the band -- Gary Waleik, Bill Goffrier, Jeff Oliphant and Steve Michener -- while the days that follow will find me (and the band) looking at each of the band's four LPs (for the sake of scheduling, Boo-Boo will be included with Heavens, just as it was on my worn Homestead Records twofer CD) and the new material on Supercluster will be considered the band's fourth LP). Why not head over to the Merge store so you can have your own Big Dipper week? And don't forget about their upcoming tour dates!   More >