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Amor de Días to release The House at Sea in January

Amor de Días, the long-term collaboration between Alasdair MacLean (The Clientele) and Lupe Núñez-Fernández (Pipas), will release their sophomore album The House at Sea in the US on January 29 and in Europe on February 18.    More >

Tracey Thorn's holiday album Tinsel and Lights in stores now!

Start the holiday season now with Tinsel and Lights, Tracey Thorn's follow-up to her acclaimed 2010 album Love and Its Opposite. Featuring ten seasonal cover versions of songs by Dolly Parton, Joni Mitchell, Sufjan Stevens, Low and more as well as two new original tracks, Tinsel and Lights was produced by Ewan Pearson, and showcases Tracey’s famously rich vocals and contributions on guitar and piano.
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Mac McCaughan joins early voting rally in Durham, NC This Friday!

Early voting has begun in North Carolina, and to help spread the word, Mac McCaughan of Superchunk, Portastatic & Merge will perform solo at a concert to raise awareness for Early Voting Friday, October 26 at Durham Central Park with Chapel Hill's Spider Bags and New Jersey band Titus Andronicus.   More >

Divine Fits release RJD2 remix of "Would That Not Be Nice"

Divine Fits released a remix of "Would That Not Be Nice" by RJD2 today at RCRD LBL. RCRD LBL describes the remix, "Soulful and melodic with Daniel's reedy vocals front-and-center, this flip shows how strong the group's original songwriting can be as a bed for other sonic excursions."
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Divine Fits premiere video for "Would That Not Be Nice"

Divine Fits' moody and hypnotic performance video for "Would That Not Be Nice" premiered today at The video, directed by Brian Butler, uses dramatically lit live performance shots to illustrate the song Stereogum describes as "one of 2012′s greatest, most enduring rock songs."
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Merge welcomes Mount Moriah with release of self-titled debut on LP in October; sophomore release planned for early 2013

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 >

Mark Eitzel announces fall tour & launches video series

Mark Eitzel will release Don't Be a Stranger on October 2 and is taking his band Mark Eitzel's Warm Gentle Rain on the road beginning November 1 in San Francisco. Mark Eitzel’s Warm Gentle Rain includes Kristin Sobditch (Little Fuzzy), Marc Capelle (American Music Club), Jon Langmead (Loquat), and Pete Straus (Dwarves).   More >

The Music Tapes' Mary's Voice is in stores now!

The Music Tapes' new album, Mary's Voice, is available now! Stream the album in its entirety via SoundCloud, and find it on CD, digital, and limited-edition LP with pop-up artwork in record stores everywhere and in the Merge store.
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