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Destroyer debuts new video for "Savage Night at the Opera"

Directed by David Galloway, Destroyer's new music video takes you on a nerve-wracking ride through the streets of Vancouver and is the first that features Dan Bejar in the clip! Go to to view, or watch below. Kaputt is in stores on CD, double-LP, and digital download now!   More >

The Music Tapes on tour with The Olivia Tremor Control!

The Music Tapes are currently opening for The Olivia Tremor Control! Don’t miss the live full-band Music Tapes experience! Purim’s Shadows, the new digital EP from The Music Tapes, is available now in the Merge store and from all your favorite digital outlets.   More >

Stream new Eleanor Friedberger sessions, catch her on the west coast!

On August 24, Eleanor Friedberger visited the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater for a very special WFMU program, Seven Second Delay! You can now stream the performance, along with appearances by Wyatt Cenac and David Carr, on You can also listen to her archived World Cafe radio session on now. During a recent stop in her hometown of Chicago, Eleanor recorded a takeaway session with Paste which was filmed in one of her favorite guitar shops.   More >

Listen to Richard Buckner & David Kilgour's archived KEXP sessions now!

Richard Buckner & David Kilgour are currently on the road together in support of their new releases, Our Blood and Left by Soft! Don’t miss this opportunity to see two legendary songwriters and guitar “gods” share the stage! David Malitz of the Washington Post writes, "The new Left by Soft is his seventh album and solidifies his status as an unlikely guitar god." Read the interview with David Kilgour interview here.   More >

Stephin Merritt's "Obscurities" in stores now!

Critically acclaimed songwriter and mastermind behind The Magnetic Fields, Stephin Merritt's Obscurities is out today! Obscurities is a collection of Merritt’s hard-to-find recordings dating back to his time on Merge Records (1994-99) and prior.   More >

Wild Flag premieres album trailer!

The debut self-titled album from Wild Flag, the 4-piece Portland, OR- and Washington, DC-based rock group including Carrie Brownstein, Mary Timony, Rebecca Cole and Janet Weiss, will be in stores on September 13.   More >

"The Suburbs" Deluxe packaging details, album stream up now

On Tuesday August 2, to mark the 1-year anniversary of the release of Arcade Fire's epic, Album of the Year Grammy-winning album The Suburbs, Merge will release a deluxe edition that will include two brand new tracks recorded during The Suburbs album sessions ("Culture War" and "Speaking in Tongues" featuring David Byrne), an extended version of album track "Wasted Hours," Spike Jonze's short film, Scenes From The Suburbs, and an 80-page booklet as well as other exclusive content. The 30-minute film, inspired by The Suburbs, is directed by Spike Jonze and co-written by Spike Jonze, Will Butler and Win Butler.   More >

Eleanor Friedberger announces fall tour!

Eleanor Friedberger's current tour in support of her debut album Last Summer is winding down, but she has just announced additional shows in early September opening for The Kills on the west coast, as well as a two-week tour of the east and south in October with fellow Merge artists Wild Flag!   More >

Destroyer interview footage from Spain!

Dan Bejar was interviewed by Numerocero for this mini-documentary, filmed during Destroyer's recent appearance at the Día de la Música Festival in Madrid.   More >

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 >

Jeff Mangum announces new ATP date

Portishead have invited Jeff Mangum to play an extra show on the Sunday of the I'll Be Your Mirror festival, on October 2 in Asbury Park, NJ. Since the addition of the Sunday Jeff Mangum show, ATP have released new "Three Day Jeff Mangum Sunday Passes" - these give access to all three days of the festival to passholders and the Jeff Mangum show on Sunday.   More >