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 >

Lambchop's Nixon remastered, reissued & in stores!

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.
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A Guide to 2010 Merge Digital releases

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 >

Lambchop on Daytrotter

Daytrotter took a trip to Nashville a while back and invited Lambchop to play a session at Signal Path studios for them.   More >

Lambchop Live in 3D!

Lambchop will be playing LIVE in Videoranch3D on Sunday March 21st, at 8:00 PM Central Time.   More >

Blurt reviews Lambchop - Live at XX Merge

Even if you weren't there you come away from the viewing experience floored by the band's prowess, exhilarated by the collective joy that resulted, and more than a little transformed. -Blurt Buy Lambchop - Live at XX Merge in the Merge Store.   More >

Lambchop visits OPB music!

Kurt Wagner visited OPB Music in Portland while touring the northwest earlier this month! The session is now up, so take a minute and check it out here: OPBMusic Set list: Sweet Marie (Crooked Fingers cover) Slipped Dissolved and Loosed Please Rise I Threw It All Away   More >