Mac McCaughan recently stopped by Marc Maron's garage to talk about high school band names, punk shows in churches, Superchunk, Merge Records, and much more on the lastest episode of WTF with Marc Maron. Stream, download, and share it here, or subscribe to WTF on iTunes. To those of you who shop in the Merge store, pay close attention for a special bonus!
While touring last month around Merge 25 and their recently reissued debut Suburban Light, The Clientele stopped by WAMU Bandwidth and recorded live versions of "Porcelain" and "Reflections After Jane". Check them out here or head over to the Bandwidth website.
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.)
We are excited to welcome The Dinner Party Download, one of our favorite public-radio programs, to North Carolina on the Friday of our festival for a live taping of their show to celebrate 25 years of Merge music and culture.