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Stream Hiss Golden Messenger's Lateness of Dancers on Pitchfork Advance

On September 9 (September 15 worldwide), Hiss Golden Messenger, the nom de plume of songwriter and singer M.C. Taylor, will release Lateness of Dancers. Starting today, eager fans can listen to the album in its entirety a week before its release via Pitchfork Advance. Hiss Golden Messenger will embark on a North American tour later this month with stops in Brooklyn, Seattle, LA, and more. See the complete list of dates below.

Lateness of Dancers is the fifth full-length from Hiss Golden Messenger. It’s an open, confident, immediate album, and it feels, at times, like a direct response to the darkness of Taylor’s last record, 2013’s Haw, or to the searching of 2010’s Bad Debt, the stunning acoustic LP he made at his kitchen table shortly after the birth of his son. It was recorded outside of Hillsborough, North Carolina, and features Phil and Brad Cook of Megafaun, guitarist William Tyler, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig of Mountain Man, and Taylor’s long-time recording partner Scott Hirsch.

The album will be available on vinyl with gatefold jacket, CD, and digital; pre-order now in the Merge store and iTunes
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The official Merge Records Hopscotch 2014 Line-Up is here!

We aren't the only ones celebrating a big anniversary this year! Hopscotch Festival celebrates 5 years this week and they've enlisted many Merge artists to help them party. The schedule is below, along with our annual listening party hosted by our friends at Foundation on Thursday afternoon from 4-6pm.

Thursday Sept 4
4-6pm - Merge Records listening party @ Foundation
11:00pm - Saint Rich @ Tir Na Nog
12:30am - Reigning Sound @ Pour House

Friday Sept 5

12:30pm - Jenks Miller (of Mount Moriah) and Rose Cross NC @ Kings (Three-Lobed/WXDU Day Party)
4:00pm - Pipe @ Slim's (outside) (Chuchkey/Layabout/BCBB Day Party)
4:45pm - Spider Bags @ Slim's (inside) (Chuchkey/Layabout/BCBB Day Party)
11:30pm - Flesh Wounds @ Slim's

Saturday Sept 6

3:00pm - Flesh Wounds @ Kings (Orange County Social Club Day Party)
4:00pm - Ex Hex @ Warehouse District (Shindigs Babes in Boyland)
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Twerps sign to Merge and release Underlay EP

We are delighted to welcome Australia's Twerps to Merge. In celebration of this occasion, we are releasing Underlay, an all-new digital EP of Twerps songs written, recorded and designed by the band earlier this summer.

Listen & share the Underlay digital EP via Soundcloud now for the next week, and get excited about Twerps' new full-length album coming in early 2015. Get Underlay at iTunes, Spotify, Rdio, Google Play, or in the Merge store now.

Upon signing to Merge, Marty from Twerps said, "'Great minds think alike' that is straight up why we have decided to release records with Merge. Along with having a bad ass catalogue they also are musicians, and know how musicians think. They are lovely, talented and awesome. Thanks Merge. We love ya xx"

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Wye Oak plays live on KEXP, WTMD,and XM's The Loft

Wye Oak recently stopped by the Triple Door in Seattle to perform for KEXP VIPs, including Shriek favorite "Logic of Color." Check out the full set below, and find more Wye Oak videos on the KEXP blog. Towson's WTMD also hosted the band for a special listener event last month! Check it out below.

Wye Oak will also be featured on XM The Loft next week! A very special session with the band will air August 25 at Noon Eastern / 9am Pacific. Encore performances will also air Wednesday at 5pm Eastern, Friday at 11pm, Saturday at Noon and Sunday at Midnight.  It’ll also be available on demand for all Sirius subscribers.

Shriek is available in the Merge shop & at all independent record stores now.
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