We aren't the only ones celebrating a big anniversary this year! Hopscotch Festival celebrates 5 years this week and they've enlisted many Merge artists to help them party. The schedule is below, along with our annual listening party hosted by our friends at Foundation on Thursday afternoon from 4-6pm.
Thursday Sept 4
4-6pm - Merge Records listening party @ Foundation
11:00pm - Saint Rich @ Tir Na Nog
12:30am - Reigning Sound @ Pour House
Friday Sept 5
12:30pm - Jenks Miller (of Mount Moriah) and Rose Cross NC @ Kings (Three-Lobed/WXDU Day Party)
4:00pm - Pipe @ Slim's (outside) (Chuchkey/Layabout/BCBB Day Party)
4:45pm - Spider Bags @ Slim's (inside) (Chuchkey/Layabout/BCBB Day Party)
11:30pm - Flesh Wounds @ Slim's
Saturday Sept 6
3:00pm - Flesh Wounds @ Kings (Orange County Social Club Day Party)
4:00pm - Ex Hex @ Warehouse District (Shindigs Babes in Boyland)
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 >
2) Eleanor Friedberger 'Personal Record' LP
3) New Mexico chili powder
6) Grass Widow 'Internal Logic' LP
7) Hiss Golden Messenger "Red Rose Nantahala" single
8) Phosphorescent "Song for Zula" single
9) Linda Ronstadt 'Heart Like A Wheel' LP
10) Television 'Marquee Moon'
The Hopscotch Festival begins tonight in Raleigh, NC.More >
Mount Moriah performed songs from Miracle Temple for World Cafe and chatted with host David Dye.More >
After an action-packed trip to SXSW, Mount Moriah are currently on tour in support of their critically-acclaimed sophomore album Miracle Temple.More >
On February 26, new albums from Mount Moriah and Shout Out Louds will be available in stores.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 >
Mount Moriah shared "Bright Light" from their forthcoming new album Miracle Temple via SPIN today.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 >
Mount Moriah will release Miracle Temple, their breakthrough second LP and first new album for Merge Records, on February 26 in the US and March 4 in UK. Fiercely contemporary yet rich with classic influences, Mount Moriah’s Miracle Temple sports bigger arrangements, louder guitars, bolder vocals, and more soulful rhythms than their acclaimed self-titled debut.More >
On October 2, Merge Records will release the self-titled debut album from North Carolina’s Mount Moriah on limited-edition LP. Available for the first time on vinyl, Mount Moriah was described by NPR Music as “an infectious brew of gospel, folk, rock and country that asks questions of the establishment while looking at love from every angle.”More >