The Merge store is overflowing with new music today! Reigning Sound officially joins the Merge family with Shattered, while Volcano Suns drops a surprise live album. Plus, The Clean's essential compilation Anthology is now available as a quadruple LP that can be bundled with a limited-edition t-shirt design! Also, Caribou has released an extended version of the viral hit "Can't Do Without You."
Reigning Sound - Shattered
Shattered is the band’s first album for Merge and the first full-length release by the group since 2009’s Love and Curses. Recorded at Daptone studios in Brooklyn, Shattered has already seen positive reviews from Pitchfork, Grantland, Commercial Appeal, and The Wall Street Journal. The Guardian might have said it best: “Shattered is a grown-up, repeat-listen rock record of rare quality, and a great addition to an already astoundingly good back catalogue.”
The Clean - Anthology
Anthology serves as a celebration of The Clean, a band whose influence extends so far beyond their New Zealand home that even if you have never heard of The Clean before, you have surely heard of some of the bands (Pavement, Yo La Tengo, and Superchunk, to name a few) who have been influenced by their unique blend of homemade garage rock, hook-filled melodies, and psychedelic experimentalism.
Buy Anthology now on 4xLP with a t-shirt option in the Merge store, as well as iTunes, Spotify, or at your favorite independent record store. Don’t miss your chance to see The Clean perform live this August!
Caribou - "Can't Do Without You" (Extended Mix)
Following the rapturously received news of Our Love (due October 7 on Merge), Dan Snaith has revealed an extended DJ-friendly mix of “Can’t Do Without You,” the song that accompanied Caribou’s triumphant return to the fore last month. Listen now via Soundcloud.
Volcano Suns - Old Pain(t): Live at City Gardens
As a special surprise in the spirit of our 25th anniversary reissue series, we have released Old Pain(t): Live at City Gardens, a new Volcano Suns digital-only live album. It’s available now in the Merge digital store as well as iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and Rdio.