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Crooked Fingers talks to Blurt & hits the road!

  Blurt Magazine has a great interview with Crooked Fingers' Eric Bachmann about returning to music with Breaks in the Armor as well as the recent Archers of Loaf reunion shows & reissues. Read the interview at Blurt-online.com and watch two cool videos at The AV Club of Eric & band mate Liz Durrett performing "Bad Blood" and "Your Apocalypse" on top of the Chicago Tribune. See the full 4-piece Crooked Fingers band on tour beginning October 27 in Asheville, NC! Order your copy of Crooked Fingers’ Breaks in the Armor on CD, LP, and digital download in the Merge store today. Crooked Fingers on tour: Oct 27 Asheville NC – Grey Eagle Oct 28 Knoxville TN – Pilot Light Oct 29 Charlotte NC – The Evening Muse Oct 30 Richmond VA – The Camel Nov 01 Washington DC – IOTA Nov 02 Philadelphia PA – Johnny Brenda’s Nov 03 Hoboken NJ – Maxwells Nov 04 New York NY – Mercury Lounge Nov 05 Brooklyn NY – Cameo Gallery Nov 06 Boston MA – TT the Bear’s Nov 07 Montreal QC – Casa Del Popolo Nov 08 Toronto ON – Drake Nov 09 Detroit MI – Magic Stick Nov 10 Cincinnati OH – MOTR Pub Nov 11 Chicago IL – Schubas Nov 12 Milwaukee WI – Cactus Club Nov 13 Minneapolis MN – Triple Rock Social Club Nov 14 Omaha NE – Waiting Room Nov 15 Denver CO – Larimer Lounge Nov 19 Portland OR – Mississippi studios Nov 20 Seattle WA – The Crocodile Nov 22 Santa Cruz CA – The Crepe Place Nov 23 San Francisco CA – Bottom of the Hill Nov 25 Los Angeles CA – The Echo Nov 26 San Diego CA – Casbah Nov 28 Tempe AZ – Club Red Dec 01 Austin TX – Mohawk Dec 02 Houston TX – Fitzgerald’s Downstairs Dec 03 New Orleans LA – One Eyed Jacks Dec 04 Atlanta GA – The Earl   More >

Wye Oak on Last Call with Carson Daly

Last Call with Carson Daly recently recorded Wye Oak at the Greek Theatre and have shared "Civilian" and "For Prayer" online! Order Civilian now in the Merge store, and pre-order The Knot on vinyl and receive a free autographed poster while supplies last!   More >

The Ladybug Transistor in London

On November 3, The Ladybug Transistor will play London's Scala as part of Fortuna Pop's 15 Year Anniversary! Tickets are on sale now. Gary spoke to Monty Manatee about visual art's involvement in the Ladybug Transistor releases.   More >

Merge at CMJ 2011!

If you're lucky enough to be in New York for the CMJ Music Marathon this week, be sure to check out the Merge shows happening around town! Our new signees Hospitality get a big welcome to Merge on Tuesday, October 18 opening for Eleanor Friedberger & Wild Flag at the Bowery Ballroom.   More >

Zooey on Leno!

She & Him's Zooey Deschanel was on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night to talk about her new hit show, New Girl.   More >

Wye Oak perform on Last Call with Carson Daly!

Last Call with Carson Daly will feature two live performances from Wye Oak at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles tonight, September 27! Check your local listing for air times in your area. Wye Oak are currently on tour with Explosions in the Sky, and have announced more dates with the National and Neko Case at the end of the year! Check the tour page for the most up-to-date list of shows. Order Civilian on CD, LP or digital in the Merge Store now!   More >

The Love Language on the road, again!

Watch a clip of The Love Language on the road, and see them this weekend in DC and New York! Aug 19 Washington, DC Rock & Roll Hotel Aug 20 Brooklyn, NY The Rock Shop Sep 08 Raleigh, NC Hopscotch Music Festival   More >

Telekinesis announce fall tour dates!

Telekinesis have had a long year of touring in support of their sophomore release 12 Desperate Straight Lines, and they aren’t done yet! The band has just announced fall tour dates with Death Cab for Cutie and The New Pornographers. Telekinesis recently recorded five songs for Reverb’s Mile Marker feature.   More >

Arcade Fire "The Suburbs" Deluxe release-week giveaways!

Celebrating of the one-year anniversary of The Suburbs in August, Merge will release The Suburbs Deluxe on Tuesday, August 2! A select group of independent record stores are helping to share the excitement with a series of special giveaways during release week.   More >