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Let's Wrestle's Wesley Patrick Gonzalez unveils art blog!

Let's Wrestle frontman Wesley Patrick Gonzalez has shown his prowess on the art front by the witty and unusual album and single artwork for the bands' releases as well as Home, the original comic book he created for the release of their new album Nursing Home. Gonzalez has now created a website to collect and showcase all of his drawings and paintings.   More >

Wes from Let's Wrestle makes us a Mother's Day card!

Mother's Day is Sunday, and we asked Wesley Patrick Gonzalez from Let's Wrestle to draw us a special card to celebrate the occasion. The drawing is of "Mrs. Collins" from the M. Night Shyamalan classic The Sixth Sense and includes words of wisdom about the importance of bonding with your "mum" this Mother's Day.

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Let's Wrestle explain it all -- on tumblr!

  Let's Wrestle are busy working on a video in their native London, and are documenting the shoot on their brand-new tumblr page! Follow them at tumblr and pre-order Nursing Home in the Merge Store, and download “Dear John” now!   More >

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:

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Let's Wrestle play "I'm So Lazy" at MFNW

"I'm So Lazy" can be found on the limited-edition split 7-inch with The Love Language in the Merge store along with the new digital single "Getting Rest." Go see Let's Wrestle who are on tour now in the US! Let's Wrestle on tour: Sept 15 Chapel Hill, NC Nightlight w/ Elf Power Sept 17 Washington, DC 9:30 Club w/ Superchunk Sept 18 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom w/ Superchunk (SOLD OUT)   More >

"Face time" with Let's Wrestle on Noisevox!

Let's Wrestle met up with John Norris at a beer garden in New York City on their recent tour with Quasi to talk about the challenges of touring in the US and how they are never ever "goofy." Watch the full interview at and visit the Merge store to get your copy of In the Court of the Wrestling Let's and the limited-edition split 7-inch with The Love Language now.   More >

Let's Wrestle "Best of What's Next" at Paste Magazine

Let's Wrestle were deemed "Best of What's Next" by Paste Magazine.  Watch the adorable video below of Wesley Patrick Gonzalez & Mike Lightning performing an acoustic version "I Won't Lie to You." In the Court of the Wrestling Let's is available on CD and digital download in the Merge store. Let's Wrestle have just two shows left of their US tour with Quasi: 4/30 - Newport, KY - Southgate House 5/1 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall   More >

Let's Wrestle intern at Merge HQ

A few spilled water glasses, and some very impressive "International First Class" stamping earned Let's Wrestle their first Merge gear! They are currently touring the US in support of their debut album, In the Court of the Wrestling Let's- go see them!   More >

Merge @ SXSW 2010

Merge will be well-represented at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin this year with eight bands and two special Our Noise events.

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