Merge @ SXSW 2010

Merge will be well-represented at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin this year with eight bands and two special Our Noise events.

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2009 Year End List: Laura Ballance

David Chang and Peter Meehan's Momofuku book The Whole Beast: Nose to Tail Eating - Fergus Henderson: so funny.... Jonathan Lethem: Motherless Brooklyn (I finally read it, it has renewed my fascination with Tourette's) Gourmet Magazine R.I.P., long live Saveur Bill Buford's Heat Hillary Jordan's Mudbound (almost as devastating as....   More >

"Quest for Sleep" on this week!'s One Week Only features the Superchunk documentary about their 2001 tour, "Quest for Sleep," this week! Crowding Up Your Visual Field is available in the Merge Store now.   More >

Happy Birthday to Merge!

Finally after months of planning, XX Merge week is here! Merge with Motion was a huge success on Saturday night, and a great way to kick off the celebration.   More >

Merge on the Radio

There have been several awesome radio features on Merge recently, and all are available online for your listening pleasure.   More >

Superchunk release "Crossed Wires" on July 7

Superchunk will release a brand new 7", "Crossed Wires" b/w "Blinders (Fast Vers.)" on July 7. The record was produced by Scott Solter (John Vanderslice, The Mountain Goats) at Overdub Lane in Durham, NC, and will be available in a limited edition of 1,000 copies on clear vinyl.   More >

MBV + Merge: Superchunk

photo from MBV, Superchunk circa 1993 20 Years of Merge on MBV continues with Superchunk's "Slack Motherf*cker."   More >

Best Show Gems

Every Tuesday night from 8-11 pm on WFMU, The Best Show on WFMU with host Tom Scharpling presents three hours of "mirth, music and mayhem."  Superchunk's Jon Wurster, Paul F.   More >

MERGE - Best Of 2006 - The Lists (FINAL ENTRY)

LAURA BALLANCE (Merge Records/Superchunk) (*Pictured here with Julia Rydholm of the Essex Green & Ladybug Transistor) Well, normally I don't do these top ten things, and I wasn't going to this year either.   More >

SUPERCHUNK to Rock The Daily Show's 10 Yr Anniversary

That's right, you heard it here third (or fourth, or fifth) - the cat definitely escaped from the bag quite easily...bags are not what they used to be. But finally, straight from the source - IT'S OFFICIAL!!! - Superchunk will be rockin' NYC on November 16th for the Daily Show's 10th Anniversary concert at Irving Plaza.   More >


Superchunk and Tenement Halls played a show last Friday night at The Cat's Cradle to celebrate Orange County Social Club's 5 yr anniversary.   More >

Fab Bar + Great Bands = PARTY

September marks the 5 yr anniversary of one of our favorite establishments: Orange County Social Club! Trish, Mistress of the bar, Merge Alumna, and Hostess extraordinaire, has a bevy of events planned to mark this momentous occasion.   More >