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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   More >

Wye Oak extend spring "Civilian" tour

Wye Oak are gearing up for the release of their highly anticipated third album Civilian with tour dates both here and abroad. Jenn & Andy just finished a run of dates opening for The Decemberists; a pairing that had Time Out NY wondering if "'King' Meloy was ceding ground to a queen of sorts, Jenn Wasner."   More >

Superchunk & Coliseum join forces for Record Store Day split 7-inch of Misfits cover songs.

Merge Records and Temporary Residence Limited have partnered to co-release "Horror Business" b/w "Bullet," a limited-edition 7-inch from Superchunk and Coliseum for April 16 - Record Store Day. Limited to 1,500 copies and available exclusively in record stores, the 7-inch cover was designed by Coliseum singer/guitarist Ryan Patterson, with a nod to the artwork from the Misfits’ Three Hits From Hell single. The 7-inch will be issued on three different colors of vinyl: Yellow w/ Black Splatter; Magenta w/ Black Splatter; and standard Black (500 copies of each).   More >

Caribou & Arcade Fire nominated for Canadian Juno awards!

Congratulations to Caribou & Arcade Fire on their multiple Juno award nominations! The Juno awards are presented annually by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences to Canadian musical artists and bands to acknowledge their artistic and technical achievements in all aspects of music.   More >

Superchunk on Sound Opinions

Superchunk will be on Sound Opinions, the world’s only Rock and Roll talk show, this weekend! Superchunk visited WBEZ in Chicago for a full-band live performance and interview with hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot while on tour in December. Sound Opinions airs live on public radio stations around the country, and you can hear the audio on the Sound Opinions website now!    More >

Welcome Times New Viking!

Times New Viking will release their new album Dancer Equired on April 26 via their new home in the US, Merge Records. Dancer Equired is a return to the hive, even if the record’s creation was out of their usual boundaries.   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:   More >