King Khan & the Shrines

Six years since the release of King Khan & The Shrines last album, What Is!?, Idle No More is full of sweat-drenched, ass shaking, groovy, psyched-out numbers, complete with rip roaring horn lines, southern fried guitar riffs and lysergic melodies.

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Merge 25: Duke Performances Concert Series Announced!

Merge Records continues its 25th anniversary celebration this summer by teaming up with Duke Performances for their popular Music in the Gardens series. Taking place throughout the months of June and July, the series invites local bands and musicians in the national spotlight to play at various venues on the Duke University campus. This year, they have extended that reach to include artists on neighboring Durham-based label Merge Records.

Among the Merge artists slated to appear at Duke’s Baldwin Auditorium are Lambchopperforming their iconic album Nixon front to backin addition to William Tyler, Mount Moriah, Stephin Merritt, and Mark Eitzel. The historic venue has recently reopened after a two-year renovation and will serve as the perfect backdrop for these special shows. For family-friendly outdoor concerts, join Merge artists King Khan & the Shrines, the newly signed Spider Bags, The Rosebuds, Richard Buckner, and Portastatic for the Music in the Gardens series. These shows will take place in the beautiful Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics are encouraged for these performances, and food and beverages will also be available for purchase.   More >

King Khan & the Shrines premiere video for "Born to Die" & announce US tour

King Khan & the Shrines are back and this time they have concocted an epic video for the title track "Born To Die" taken from their Merge debut, Idle No More.

In April, King Khan & the Shrines embark on a massive tour including Europe and North America. Don't miss this rare chance to wail, testify, and celebrate with the Maharaja of Soul. 

Noisey premiered the video which you can watch & share below! Idle No More is available on CD, LP and digital now in the Merge store.
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2013 Year End Lists: Simon Wojan, King Khan & the Shrines

Top 10 Albums:
1. Danny Brown - Old
2. William Tyler - Impossible Truth
3. Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument
4. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light
5. Dirty Beaches - Drifters / Love Is The Devil
6. Wolf Eyes - No Answer: Lower Floors
7. Chuck Johnson - Crows In The Basilica
8. Earl Sweetshirt - Doris
9. The Haxan Cloak - Excavation
10. Cakes Da Killa - The Eulogy
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