Today, Jeff Mangum announced a new run of tour dates beginning January 9 in Buffalo, NY and wrapping up February 16 in North Adams, MA. More >
Radar Brothers return with Eight, a very special new release only available on LP and digital beginning January 29. More >
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 >
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.
When it came time to promote his new album Don't Be a Stranger, Mark Eitzel prepared for this album by asking for advice on his career and new album from a few friends including acting coach Drew Droege, comedian and writer for Joan Rivers Nadya Ginsburg, make-up artist for Lady Gaga Billy B, character actress Grace Zabriskie and more! More >
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 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."
Divine Fits' moody and hypnotic performance video for "Would That Not Be Nice" premiered today at Stereogum.com 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."
Mark Eitzel's new album Don't Be A Stranger will be available in stores on October 2, but PasteMagazine.com is streaming the whole album now! More >
The Mountain Goats are set to release their new album Transcendental Youth on October 2nd. Stream the full album now exclusively via Rolling Stone. 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 >
We are happy to announce the addition of William Tyler and Reigning Sound to the Merge Records family! More >
Hospitality released the new video for "Eighth Avenue" today via Sound of the City, the Village Voice music blog. More >
The Music Tapes released their new album Mary's Voice on Tuesday and today MTV Hive premiered the video for "S'Alive to Be Known (May We Starve)." Directed by Albert Birney, the video captures the true magic of the Music Tapes with imagery of band members both human and machine. More >
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 >
Ivan from The Rosebuds recently released Yes Means Maybe, the debut album from The Flute Flies. More >
Bob Mould's Merge debut Silver Age is in stores on CD, LP, and digital now. More >
Divine Fits has confirmed its first full scale U.S. tour in support of its recently released and widely acclaimed debut album, A Thing Called Divine Fits. More >
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.
The Hopscotch Festival begins September 6 in Raleigh, NC. Included in the impressive festival line-up is Lambchop, who will perform at the lovely Fletcher Opera Theater on Saturday, September 8. More >