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.)
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 Lambchop—performing their iconic album Nixon front to back—in 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 >
Lambchop's Nixon kicks off a year of reissues in celebration of our 25th anniversary.
The Nixon double-CD includes the original album plus a bonus disc containing White Sessions 1998: How I Met Cat Power, a remastered live solo session Kurt recorded at Radio France in 1998. The LP is pressed on 180-gram vinyl and includes the CD of bonus material.
The Nixon reissue is available on double-CD or LP now in the Merge store and at your favorite independent record store. Also, find the reissue at iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and Rdio.
To celebrate our 25th anniversary, we will be reissuing classic albums from our back catalog each month throughout 2014.More >
Lambchop is deeply saddened to announce that longtime band member Marc Trovillion died of a heart attack on October 10 at his home in Chattanooga. As he often liked to say, Marc was a charter member of Lambchop.More >
The Hopscotch Festival begins September 6 in Raleigh, NC. Included in the impressive festival line-up is Lambchop, who will perform at the lovely Fletcher Opera Theater on Saturday, September 8.More >
Mac with Questlove backstage after Lambchop's performance!
Lambchop will release Mr. M on February 21 and we are excited to announce their US tour beginning April 13 in Asheville and ending May 12 in Nashville!More >
Merge Records will release Lambchop's Mr. M on February 21.More >
The 2nd annual Hopscotch Music Festival will take place September 8-10, 2011, in Raleigh, NC.More >
Kurt Wagner of Lambchop will debut a collection of his work at Zeitgeist Gallery in Nashville, Tennessee, on Thursday, September 1.More >
It’s easy to miss out on some of the digital-only releases we throw your way—the Internet is a pretty crowded place these days! Here’s a quick summary of what you may have missed:More >
Spring has sprung and it is time for a new free Merge sampler!More >
To help celebrate Merge's 20th Anniversary, Lambchop showed up in one of their largest lineups in recent memory -- 11-strong, including multiple guitars, keyboards, piano, and a horn section.More >
On November 17th, we will digitally release Lambchop - Live at XX Merge in the Merge store and our usual digital outlets.More >