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Merge 25 Festival: Full Line-Up Announced!

Merge 25 Festival: Full Line-Up Announced!

Merge Records invites you to North Carolina to help us celebrate our 25th anniversary at Merge 25, a 4-day music festival that now includes Teenage Fanclub, Mount Moriah, William Tyler, Reigning Sound, David Kilgour & the Heavy 8s, Imperial Teen, Telekinesis, Eleanor Friedberger, Hiss Golden Messenger, Amor de Días, Saint Rich, The Music Tapes, Vertical Scratchers, Hospitality, and Mikal Cronin!

This set of performers rounds out the already-announced line-up of Wye Oak, The Clientele, Destroyer, Caribou, Lambchop (performing Nixon), Neutral Milk Hotel, The Rock*A*Teens, Ex Hex, Bob Mould, The Mountain Goats, Superchunk, and The Love Language

We have plenty more surprises up our sleeves, so stay tuned as we celebrate Merge 25!

The 15 newly announced Merge 25 artists are highlighted below in bold in each day’s line-up: 

Wednesday, July 23, at Baldwin Auditorium, Durham, NC
$35 – tickets on sale April 22 through Duke Performances

  • Lambchop performs Nixon
  • Mount Moriah
  • William Tyler

Thursday, July 24, at Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC
$49 – SOLD OUT

  • Superchunk
  • Reigning Sound
  • The Rock*A*Teens
  • The Clientele
  • Telekinesis
  • Eleanor Friedberger
  • Amor de Días
  • Hiss Golden Messenger

Friday, July 25, at Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC
$49 – SOLD OUT

  • Destroyer
  • Wye Oak
  • The Mountain Goats
  • David Kilgour & the Heavy 8s
  • Imperial Teen
  • Hospitality
  • Saint Rich
  • Vertical Scratchers

Saturday, July 26, in Carrboro, NC (outdoor party)
$59 through June 1 / $65 thereafter

  • Neutral Milk Hotel
  • Caribou
  • Teenage Fanclub
  • Bob Mould
  • Mikal Cronin
  • Ex Hex
  • The Love Language
  • The Music Tapes

To recap:

Full-festival passes are sold out.

Friday’s Cat’s Cradle show is sold out, but a few tickets are still available for Thursday’s show (limit 2 tickets per customer). 

A larger number of tickets are available for Saturday’s outdoor party in Carrboro (limit 4 tickets per customer). Children under 10 get in free to the outdoor event when accompanied by an adult ticket holder.

Tickets to Wednesday’s show at Baldwin Auditorium will go on sale Tuesday, April 22, through Duke Performances.

More information about other Merge 25 festivities coming soon!

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Caribou shares “Our Love” title track

Following the rapturously received news of his forthcoming album (due October 7th via Merge), Caribou has revealed album title track “Our Love.”

Built around warm, bubbling beats and Dan Snaith’s distinctive vocal loops before taking a bass-heavy turn in the middle, you can listen to “Our Love” below. “Our Love” will be available at midnight tonight via iTunes. Pre-order the album Our Love at iTunes or from the Merge store now.

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.

Lambchop's Live at XX Merge now on vinyl

Five years ago, those of us lucky enough to be at Cat’s Cradle when Lambchop took the stage witnessed the performance that became Live at XX Merge, a concert film and album. We are now releasing this special album on clear vinyl with a full download of the audio and concert film for those who missed it or for those who want to relive the experience.

The limited-edition LP is available now for pre-order and will arrive in your mailbox on or around the September 9 release date. We will also have copies for sale at the Merge 25 merch table. (Note that pre-orders cannot be picked up at the festival.)

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