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Tales from the Road . . .

With so many bands on tour, it is nice to get an occasional update about crowd size, celebrity sightings, drunken antics, etc.   More >

Monday Merge Radio Alert!

Big Merge week on the lower half of your FM dial! Win & Regine from Arcade Fire will be interviewed by Terry Gross on Fresh Air today! Fresh Air is a nationally syndicated NPR program.   More >

The Broken West visit Daytrotter

The Broken West visited our friends at Daytrotter a while back, and you can listen to the session & read the stories behind the songs here, read the interview here, and check out the silly "Lasso'd" feature here! The Broken West perpetual tour continues here!   More >

Rock*A*Teens love!

Death Cab for Cutie frontman & friend of Merge, Ben Gibbard posted about The Rock*A*Teens on his MOG Blog. Read the post here! Listen to The Rock*A*Teens here! and Tenement Halls here! And Portastatic has a MOG page, too!   More >

Arcade Fire North Carolina style!

Sure, the desert is cool, but nothing beats a "hometown" crowd! Merge caravans headed up I-40 to the hippy-laden streets of Asheville, NC to see Arcade Fire at the lovely Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.   More >

Jon Wurster Random Rules

One of our favorite comedians and friends, Jon Wurster, shuffled the contents of his ipod for The Onion's Random Rules feature.   More >

We love Salt Lick!

Every year during SXSW, we try to squeeze in a visit to Salt Lick, a legendary Texas BBQ mecca.   More >


Hey Kids, Did you know that Vice Magazine now had its own TV network on the web? Sure you did.   More >

Calexico + Arcade Fire!

Calexico's Martin Wenk & Jacob Valenzuela lent their considerable trumpet prowess to Ocean of Noise on Arcade Fire's Neon Bible.   More >

The Rosebuds are having "The Best Week Ever!'

SXSW brought The Rosebuds buckets of love! We are so excited about their new record, Night of the Furies! It's available for streaming via Rhapsody and on the front page of our website.   More >

eMusic Top 10: Rock, Rot or Rule?

Acclaimed rock historian Ronald Thomas Clontle, offers eMusic his "unique" perspective on some of the biggest selling albums of March 2007 - HERE. Regarding Arcade Fire's Neon Bible: "Big ups to Echo & The Bunnymen's Ian McCullough, who appears on Neon Bible under the name "Win Butler." " Priceless. -martin   More >

Arcade Fire on SNL Redux: What MawMaw said!

Arcade Fire's Saturday Night Live appearance marks the most exciting thing to happen on late night television in ages! The powers that be must agree with us, because Arcade Fire's appearance will re-air this Saturday night, March 31st on your local NBC affiliate. Win talked about the much-discussed guitar smashing in The Onion recently. US Tour Dates are still trickling in with New York just announced! Also, we came across this cool backstage footage from one of the European shows.   More >

Lambchop @ SXSW

We're working on posting more pictures and stories from the SXSW festivities, but here is a taste of one of our favorite SXSW moments!   More >