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Merge @ SXSW 2011!

This year, we have a very exciting showcase featuring Merge freshmen and a couple of old friends! Get there early to meet newest Merge signees Times New Viking and stay late to see the only nighttime WILD FLAG show of the festival! In between, Apex ManorTelekinesis & Wye Oak will be sharing songs from their new albums out this spring, and American Music Club Versus will make a rare appearance in Austin for the festival.

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2010 Year End Lists: Richard Baluyut, Versus

Sebastian Blanck - Alibi Coast Corin Tucker Band - 1,000 Years Lower Dens - Twin-Hand Movement Cotton Candy - Top-notch & First-rate Violens - Amoral Sharon Van Etten - Epic Plus Minus - Pulled Punches Beach House - Teen Dream Superchunk - Majesty Shredding Fleetwood Mac - Tusk (I know, and I don't care!) Versus returned to the "active" column in 2010 with On the Ones and Threes and just announced new west coast tour dates in February!   More >

Versus Brooklyn CD release show is Thursday!

Celebrate the release of On the Ones and Threes with Versus this Thursday at Rock Shop in Brooklyn! Buy tickets now! Preview the whole album and buy it on CD, deluxe-edition dbl-LP, and digital download in the Merge store. Versus on tour: 8/12 Brooklyn, NY Rock Shop CD release show w/ True Love Always 8/13 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace w/ Polvo 8/14 Montreal, QC Cabaret Juste Pour Rire w/ Polvo 9/21 Boston, MA Royale w/ Superchunk 9/22 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero Theatre w/ Superchunk & Jenny and Johnny   More >

Check out the Versus deluxe-edition double-LP!

The deluxe-edition double-LP version of the new Versus album, On the Ones and Threes looks so great, we had to share a photo so you could get your pre-orders in now! The artwork, designed by illustrator Tae Won Yu and Teen Beat's Mark Robinson and featuring photographs by PJ Sykes, is truly spectacular when expanded to 12-inch size! The deluxe-edition double-LP format will feature an alternate sequence and two additional tracks from the On the Ones and Threes' recording sessions.   More >