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MERGE - Best Of 2006 - The Lists (entry 5)

JEREMY GARA (Arcade Fire) well, here are ten things that i enjoyed a lot this 2006. Young Bride - Midlake Final Fantasy playing live No Heroes - Converge (& live) Korean Cinema Project Runway / Lost Harmony In Ultraviolet - Tim Hecker Shadow Of The Colossus - (PS2) / Nintendo DS The Letting Go - Bonnie "Prince" Billy Super Extra Gravity - The Cardigans The Eraser - Thom Yorke   More >

This Just In - Arcade Fire Announce NYC Shows

THE BOWERY PRESENTS: The Arcade Fire @ Judson Memorial Church 55 Washington Square South New York, NY Performing five nights in a special intimate setting. February 13th-17th, 2007 All Ages Tickets On Sale - January 5th, 2007 - 9am Online Sales Only - www.tickets.com Tickets are non-transferable - limited to 2 tickets per customer. -martin   More >

Ho Ho Hockey!

In lieu of a Christmas party, Merge Employees descended on the RBC Center en masse Friday night to watch the Carolina Hurricanes take on the Toronto Maple Leafs.   More >

The Camera Likes The Essex Green

As you can see, The Essex Green are a pretty photogenic bunch and they've recently added a bunch of awesome photos to their website.   More >

The Ballad of New Love

From The Independent Weekly's Music Quarterly: The New York rock band Oakley Hall was nearing the end of another long-ass tour.   More >

Merge Charity Auction Update!

Thanks for making our charity auction successful thus far! There is still a bit more time left on our Merge Mega-Bundle, and we just added a signed <a href="http://www.portastatic.blogspot.com" Portastatic poster to our series of Ebay auctions to benefit TROSA and Oxfam America.   More >

Welcome to world, Cypress Giacomo Williams!

Senon, beloved bass player for the Radar Bros., and his lovely wife Beth Ann welcomed their son, Cypress Giacomo Williams into the world on Friday, November 24th! We can't wait to meet him!   More >

Shopping!

Happy Holidays, merge-fans! We've got lots of great holiday shopping deals in the Merge Store for you, and special Charity Auctions happening here! Enjoy the values that Wilson, Jamie and Paul have cooked up for you, and please help us spread the word about our charity auctions.   More >

Ride the White Whale wave

Atrios is on board. Now, you may say "blogging about other blogs blogging about you is lame", but Atrios is one of our favorites (and sometimes vaguely reminds me of my game theory professor at UNC), so a feedback loop it is. -wilson   More >

Breaking News . . .

The Bad News: Unfortunately, due to injury, Robert "Uncle Bob" Pollard has had to cancel tonight's show in Baltimore, and the rest of his fall tour. The Good News: Mac + full band Portastatic will carry on with the show at Sonar as scheduled.   More >

Fookin' Hell, Man!

Recently, we came across an interview in Exclaim Magazine with Oasis' Noel Gallagher where he recounts his first encounter with M.   More >

Lambchop Photo Contest Results

Congrats to Nathan from Scottsdale, AZ for his entry in the Lambchop "Damaged" Photo Contest - he wins a loaded Lambchop iPod! We were all excited to receive his photo! That is one seriously damaged boat..   More >

CAMERA OBSCURA ON GREY'S ANATOMY (sort of), TONIGHT!!

Camera Obscura's "If Looks Could Kill" will be featured on tonight's episode of the hit ABC series Grey's Anatomy (Thursday - 10/12/06 - at 9PM EST)! Set your DVR/VCR/Tivo STAT! The first two minutes of Grey's Anatomy , arguably the most attractively populated hour in television, will be scored by the dulcet tones of Camera Obscura's "If Looks Could Kill" (from their wonderful Merge CD Let's Get Out Of This Country).   More >

The Onion AV Blog

Blogging about blogging is sooo post-modern, but I must say that the Onion AV Blog is one of my favorite must-reads.   More >

Chunklet Turns 13; Hilarity ensues

The angry yet adorable Chunklet Magazine crew are planning a riotous party to celebrate 13 yrs of existence in Athens/Atlanta October 26 - October 29! Tenement Halls will play Friday, October 27th @ The Drunken Unicorn in Atlanta.   More >