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Karaoke at the Holiday Party!

Spott & Paul singing "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" at the Merge Holiday Party!While the spirit of the holidays is in the air, don't forget to keep checking our EBAY PAGE for new charity auctions! We just put up a great Destroyer poster signed by the man himself, Dan Bejar.   More >

Caribou does the Take Away Show!

#76.1 - Caribou - She's the OneUploaded by lablogothequeDan Snaith & crew were filmed on the streets of Paris performing a few songs from their incredible album, Andorra.Caribou on the Take Away Show - She's the One and Sundialing directed by Vincent Moon!   More >

Brian Turner's take on The Clean in New York!

(Photo via Andrew Gardner)WFMU's wonderful music and program director, Brian Turner, attended the four recent shows by The Clean in New York.+++Bottom line: only a band as great as the Clean could get me in an airless, hot, basement room for three nights straight (and over to Hoboken for another).   More >

Robert Pollard - Do the Collage

Michael Imperioli's Studio Dante hosted a showing of original Robert Pollard collages last weekend. was there, and Time Out NY asked Bob a few questions about the event.   More >


Voting for Caribou's "Melody Day" video happens this week!! You have until Friday at 11:59AM to get your vote in for "Melody Day" to be added to MTVU's "Freshmen" rotation! VOTE HERE! If you haven't seen the video yet, click here to catch it!- Lindsey K.   More >

Kelly Rosebud does Standup!

(Photo credit: Valerie {at} courtesy of Sonic Itch Music *Sorry not to have given full props immediately!) Kelly Crisp aka Kelly Rosebuds will be doing a mini stand-up tour beginning at Comix in NYC on Thursday, December 6th! Find more information and other opportunities to see Kelly make you laugh here! Also, The Rosebuds announced two shows in January! Time is running out on the Rosebuds prize pack auction! Get your bids in on our seller's page for a good cause! The Shout Out Louds prize pack is still available, and we just added a signed Spoon poster and signed Dinosaur Jr.   More >

Charity Auction in full swing!

We just put up two new posters for the Charity Auction: The Rosebuds and Shout Out Louds! We've had an overwhelming response so far, so we hope you'll bookmark our EBAY SELLER'S PAGE and check back often!   More >

Spoon on World Cafe!

While we were groaning under the weight of Thanksgiving turkey & dressing, our friends at World Cafe aired the Spoon session recorded in October.   More >

MTV plays the hits!

Vote now for Shout Out Louds, Spoon, Camera Obscura, and Caribou on Subterranean's best of 2007 countdown! See the results on 12/17 on MTV2 at 1AM EST.Shout Out Louds - Our Ill Wills video has also been added to MTVU's rotation, so check it out on your college's campus!You can also catch Caribou - Melody Day on MTVU's "Freshman" program! Vote to keep it on the air HERE on December 10!And did we mention the Plug Award Nominations are up? Arcade Fire, Spoon, Caribou, Oakley Hall, and Merge are all nominated!Happy Thanksgiving!-Lindsey K.   More >

Scott Pilgrim <3's Merge!

Bryan Lee O'Malley wrote a little surprise into Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together! Hopefully this won't ruin it for any of you..   More >

Big Dipper Return!

From Nearly 16 years after the band’s breakup, Merge is announcing a reissue of what they are calling Supercluster: The Big Dipper Anthology due March 18.   More >

Merge bands reuniting all over the place!

Polvo will be reuniting for the Explosions in the Sky day of All Tomorrow's Parties May 16-18th, 2008 at Butlins Holiday Centre in Minehead, England. Original members, Ash Bowie (singer/guitarist), Dave Brylawski (guitar), Steve Popson (bass) will all be there minus drummer Eddie Watkins.   More >

Spoon wins a Woodie!

(thanks, Six Eyes!)Idolator treated us to a live-blogging account of the The MTVU Woodies last night.   More >

SHOUT OUT LOUDS joined by Pogues in LA

Shout Out Louds played the last show of their North American tour last night in front of a packed and raucous house at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles.   More >

Imperial Teen hit the west coast!

Listen to Imperial Teen on KEXP!The 'Teen have a few more tour dates lined up, don't miss them!12.13.2007 * San Francisco CA @ The Independent12.14.2007 * Los Angeles CA @ Troubadour12.15.2007 * San Diego CA @ The Casbah   More >

The Broken West debut new songs on WOXY!

Click HERE to hear the Broken West Lounge Act @! The band made the radio debut of two new songs they've been playing on the road - "Perfect Games" and "Embassy Row."UPDATE: Get the Tegan & Sara cover of "Back In Your Head" at Aquarium Drunkard   More >

Stream the DC Spoon concert online!

(Spoon meet n' greet at NYC show)SPOON plays the 9:30 Club in DC tonight! For those of you not lucky enough to make it, the kind folks at NPR have scheduled a LIVE BROADCAST tonight! An interview with the band will air at 7:30, and the show goes live at 8pm! Tune in tonight for the entire concert!If you'd rather park yourself in front of the TV tonight, Reaper will feature songs from two Merge artists: Spoon's "The Underdog" and Imperial Teen's "Shim Sham"!Another momentous TV event: SPOON on SNL re-airs THIS Saturday, October 27!Spoon also visited KCMP recently.   More >

Shout Out Louds on the air across the country!

Shout Out Louds are out on the road in support of September's Our Ill Wills, workin' overtime to visit some of our favorite places! Treat your ears to a little sweetness of the Swedish persuasion and click to hear the sessions:KEXP: October 13, 12pm Pacific.   More >

More CMJ photos . . .

Paul, Spott & Martin from Merge at the Broken West show. The Broken West @ The Mercury Lounge Trippy photo of Rob from the Broken West (CONTINUED: Click permalink below for more photos of CMJ fun! Kelley from the Bowery & Christina Merge - Louisiana Love! Julia & Bebban (Sasha from The Essex Green's baby girl) - sooo cute! Martin Merge & Ross Broken West charming the Williamsburg ladies at Sound Fix Oakley Hall play to a packed crowd at Sound Fix! Marquee at the Roseland Ballroom for Spoon - Sold Out! Britt - Meeting & Greeting some lucky college radio kids An "illegal" photo of the massive crowd at Roseland   More >