David Kilgour News

US tour dates announced for The Clean and David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights

New Zealand's finest The Clean and David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights have both announced summer tour dates in the US. David Kilgour will be playing the Friday portion of Merge 25 Festvial before heading down the west coast for several dates. He'll then connect with Robert Scott and Hamish Kilgour in Chicago for a run of shows with The Clean, including an appearance at Harvest Records' Transfigurations II with Merge family members Reigning Sound, William Tyler, and Hiss Golden Messenger.

The Clean's Anthology is out July 15 on 4xLP, part of our 25th anniversary reissue series. Last week, David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights announced details of their new studio album End Times Undone, out August 5. Pre-order both in the Merge store.

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The Clean's Anthology to be reissued July 15 on 4xLP

Anthology serves as a celebration of The Clean, a band whose influence extends so far beyond their New Zealand home that even if you have never heard of The Clean before, you have surely heard of some of the bands (Pavement, Yo La Tengo, and Superchunk, to name a few) who have been influenced by their unique blend of homemade garage rock, hook-filled melodies, and psychedelic experimentalism.

The album is a compilation of songs from across The Clean’s legendary musical career, which began in 1981 and continues today. Merge originally released the 2-CD Anthology in 2003, but in celebration of our 25th anniversary, we felt the time was right to release this essential collection on quadruple LP.

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Richard Buckner & David Kilgour embark on co-headlining tour

Richard Buckner & David Kilgour will team up for a co-headlining tour beginning August 16 in Los Angeles! Don't miss this opportunity to see two legendary songwriters and guitar "gods" share the stage! Also, David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights have just released a live video for the title track off their latest release, Left by Soft   More >

The Clean live from Matador 21!

The Clean played at Matador 21 in Vegas in October, and Pitchfork has video! Find "Anything Can Happen" on Anthology as well as The Clean's most recent album, Mister Pop in the Merge store.   More >

Jeff Mangum, The Clean, Portastatic & more announce Chris Knox benefit in NYC - SOLD OUT!

On Thursday, May 6, Jeff Mangum, The Clean, Portastatic, Yo La Tengo, Kyp Malone (of TV on the Radio), Claudia Gonson (of The Magnetic Fields), Sharon Van Etten, John Mulaney, Robert Scott, David Kilgour & Dimmer will unite in an evening of music at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City to benefit New Zealand musician Chris Knox, who suffered a series of life-altering strokes last year.   More >

2009 Year End List: Robert Scott of The Clean

Tiny Vipers Live at Chicks Hotel Eugene Chadbourne Live at Chicks Hotel Darker than the Deepest Sea, Nick Drake Bio Haunted Love Darkness in Diamond City EP Buzzcocks Live in Christchurch Getting to play Roen Gothenburg and Barcelona. The Vulcan Railcar riding the Rails again in Otago The Patch Community Gardens in Port Chalmers The new Cycle way going from Dunedin to Port Chalmers Harmonia live 74 The Clean released their first new record since 2001, Mister Pop, this year! Order yours now in the Merge store.   More >

The Clean on AMC

AMC recently used The Clean in their "All-Star Summer Download" series.   More >

Vintage Videos: The Clean! (part 3)

"Twist Top" video "Fish" Live @ Cake Shop (12/8/07) Happy Release Day to The Clean! Order Mister Pop in the Merge store or visit your favorite independent record store!   More >

Vintage Videos: The Clean! (part 2)

"Beatnik" video "Anything Could Happen" video Find these songs on The Clean's Anthology, and pre-order their new album, Mister Pop all in the Merge store! The Clean is Blurt! Magazine's first ever band of the week, too!   More >

Pre-Order contest Reminder: Win a free SCORE! box set!

Time is running out on our fantastic September Pre-Order contest!
To kick off the fall new release season, we will automatically enter everyone who pre-orders one (or all) of our September releases to win a complete SCORE! box set subscription. To be eligible, orders must be received prior to September 8.
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MGMT covered The Clean!

MGMT at All Points West in NYC, August 2, 2009 The Clean's new album, Mister Pop, is available for pre-order and full album stream in the Merge store.   More >

The Clean on vinyl

Our friend, Ryan Catbird, alerted us to an extremely limited release of The Clean's Compilation on vinyl! Here's a helpful google link to search for stores, also courtesy of Catbirdseat and MBV.   More >

Brian Turner's take on The Clean in New York!

(Photo via Andrew Gardner)WFMU's wonderful music and program director, Brian Turner, attended the four recent shows by The Clean in New York.+++Bottom line: only a band as great as the Clean could get me in an airless, hot, basement room for three nights straight (and over to Hoboken for another).   More >