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Caribou & Arcade Fire win Juno awards!

Caribou and Arcade Fire took home Juno awards at Saturday's ceremony in Toronto. Caribou's Swim won "Electronic Album of the Year" in the inaugural year for the category. Arcade Fire's The Suburbs took home four awards including Album of the Year, Alternative Album of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and Group of the Year.

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The Ladybug Transistor announces "Clutching Stems" for June release!

Since the 1990s, the Ladybug Transistor has created formalist pop-rock albums with a dreamy, articulate sound that spans decades and genres. Anchored by Gary Olson’s organizing vision and restrained baritone, their music boasts intricate arrangements and soaring melodies that are at once modern and timeless.

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Jonny announce US tour dates!

Jonny, the new musical partnership between Norman Blake of Teenage Fanclub and Euros Childs of the now-defunct Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, will bring their charming live show to the United States beginning June 3 in Toronto with a second leg of dates planned for later this fall.

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Stream Wye Oak's "Civilian" now at NPR Music!

Wye Oak's new album Civilian will be in stores on March 8, but you can stream the whole album now exclusively at NPR Music. NPR's Stephen Thompson says of the record, "Civilian's title track stands out as an alternately ominous and furious rock ringer, but the rest of the record is similarly satisfying while finding practical uses for the spaces between notes. Pay special attention to the masterfully slow-burning, quiet build of 'We Were Wealth,' which blooms subtly into something special. In doing so, it's emblematic of an enormously promising band that's doing the exact same thing."

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Merge @ SXSW 2011!

This year, we have a very exciting showcase featuring Merge freshmen and a couple of old friends! Get there early to meet newest Merge signees Times New Viking and stay late to see the only nighttime WILD FLAG show of the festival! In between, Apex ManorTelekinesis & Wye Oak will be sharing songs from their new albums out this spring, and American Music Club Versus will make a rare appearance in Austin for the festival.

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Caribou remix contest winner Altrice presents "Stem"

Last April, Caribou challenged their fans to a remix contest. They shared the parts of "Sun" from their latest release Swim and waited to see what would happen. The winner was an enthusiastic artist named Altrice who gradually remixed the whole album and called his project Stem.

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Arcade Fire announce full US tour dates!

Album of the Year Grammy winners Arcade Fire have confirmed all remaining dates of their upcoming U.S. tour. The shows kick off April 9 in Denver and include previously announced sold out appearances including an April 16 Coachella headlining set, an April 22, 24, 25 three-night stand at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion. The band’s May 6 Jazz Fest headline in New Orleans will be the tour’s final date.

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Arcade Fire wins Album of the Year at the Grammys!

Arcade Fire performed live on the Grammys on February 13, and came home with the win for Album of the Year! Arcade Fire were nominated for three Grammy awards including Album Of The Year and Best Alternative Music Album for The Suburbs and Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals for "Ready To Start."

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Richard Buckner tours with Sebadoh

Richard Buckner will be opening for Sebadoh on their tour beginning March 23 in Milford, CT and ending with two nights at the Bowery Ballroom in New York on April 10 and 11. Richard is working on the follow-up to 2006's Meadow, but in the meantime, you can visit the Merge store for digital reissues of BloomedThe Hill, and Impasse

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