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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 >

MERGE WEEK - VBS TV

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 >

Merge @ SXSW!

The bulk of the Merge staffers are heading to SXSW tomorrow! Sun, BBQ, and Merge bands at every turn! Spring Break, indeed! We will be checking in occasionally to post pictures and tales of the insanity that will inevitably ensue. All the action is below - come say hi if you are in Texas! 2 shows not on the postcard: Lambchop + The Tosca String Quartet @ Habana Calle 6 Annex (708 East 6th Street) on Thursday, March 15th at 9 pm! Oakley Hall @ The French Legation Museum (802 San Marcos Street) on Friday, March 16th at 6pm! Click to make larger!   More >

Camera Obscura Live In Mexico City

Live footage of "Lloyd, I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken" from Polyforum Siqueiros in Mexico City on Feb 10th, 2007. Check out that stage! -martin   More >

Arcade Fire on SNL

Intervention... Keep The Car Running... SNL Digital Short: Business Meeting... Jorm (SNL writer) dancing backstage to/for Arcade Fire...   More >

The Broken West Tour Diary: Entry # 2

Febuary 10th Government Camp, Oregon After the success of the last couple of shows, it's fair to say the mood was pensive in the van on the way up to Mt.   More >

Arcade Fire shows

The Arcade Fire shows at Judson Memorial Church in NYC started last night! Also, Arcade Fire announced their North American Tour yesterday! Less than a month until the release of Neon Bible! We are taking pre-orders now! Here are some little internet tidbits about the shows so far! Post more if you got'em! Idolator Best Week Ever Spin.com Stereogum Brooklyn Vegan Perez Hilton (For you fellow Celebrity Gossip Mongers) Toronto Star Toronto Globe & Mail   More >

The Broken West on KEXP!

The Broken West made their radio airwaves debut on KEXP in NYC during CMJ in late 2006 and it went so well that they are stopping by again! This time, the band will visit the KEXP studios in Seattle at 4pm PST / 7pm EST this evening! You can listen live HERE! I will post the link to the archives when they are posted. The Broken West have also promised to provide us with a tour diary of their adventures on the road! We should have something for you on Monday!   More >