Out today is William Tyler’s Lost Colony, the follow-up EP to his critically acclaimed 2013 release Impossible Truth. The limited-edition 12-inch features the new song “Whole New Dude,” a full-band reworking of “We Can’t Go Home Again” from Impossible Truth, and “Karussell,” a cover of a Michael Rother (Neu!) song.More >
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 >
On April 29, William Tyler will release Lost Colony, the follow-up EP to his critically acclaimed 2013 release Impossible Truth. The limited-edition 12-inch features the new song “Whole New Dude,” a full-band reworking of “We Can’t Go Home Again” from Impossible Truth, and “Karussell,” a cover of a Michael Rother (Neu!) song.
Pitchfork premiered "Whole New Dude" describing the song as "a gorgeous, emotive guitar instrumental with incredible storytelling capacity." Listen & share below.More >
This spring, William Tyler will join singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Rossen (Grizzly Bear, Department of Eagles) on his first-ever solo tour, including a performance at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in L.A.More >
William Tyler met with a Weekend Edition producer while on tour in Iowa City supporting Impossible Truth, and the piece aired this past weekend.More >
William Tyler premiered his new music video for "A Portrait of Sarah" today at Pitchfork.TV.More >
On his recent European tour, William Tyler visited The Line of Best Fit who have posted his performance of "Cadillac Desert" today.More >
William Tyler has announced new tour dates this summer including Bonnaroo, the Capitol City Block Party, and NXNE in support of his Merge debut Impossible Truth.More >
William Tyler’s Merge debut Impossible Truth is in stores now on CD, double-LP, and digital.More >
No, not from Merge. All the test pressings are being given away at our friendly neighborhood record store partners all over the country.More >
William Tyler's new album Impossible Truth will be in stores on March 19.More >
A little Merge Madness is heading west this spring! Telekinesis and Mount Moriah are teaming up to tour the west coast beginning in Portland on April 21. Telekinesis will release Dormarion on April 21.More >
William Tyler hits the road this spring in support of his Merge debut Impossible Truth. Beginning on March 7 at the Savannah Stopover Festival as he travels to Austin for SXSW, William will make his way west in April with more dates still to come.More >
We have a very exciting year ahead, so let's get this party started with new songs from our first five releases of 2013.More >
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William Tyler will release Impossible Truth, his debut album for Merge on March 19. Impossible Truth was born on tour as William Tyler was reading two books with an odd kinship while on long and lonely Midwestern drives: Barney Hoskyns’ Hotel California and Mike Davis’ The Ecology of Fear.More >
We are happy to announce the addition of William Tyler and Reigning Sound to the Merge Records family!More >
Wow, my shit is mainstream this year.More >