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Kick off XX Merge with a celebration in dance

On Saturday, July 18, at the Carolina Theatre in Durham, NC, the Triangle Youth Ballet will present Merge with Motion, a dance performance in a unique rock music setting celebrating Merge Records’ 20th anniversary.   More >

Superchunk release "Crossed Wires" on July 7

Superchunk will release a brand new 7", "Crossed Wires" b/w "Blinders (Fast Vers.)" on July 7. The record was produced by Scott Solter (John Vanderslice, The Mountain Goats) at Overdub Lane in Durham, NC, and will be available in a limited edition of 1,000 copies on clear vinyl.   More >

XX Merge Cat’s Cradle Shows Sold Out! Tickets still available for Memorial Hall!

Merge Records is celebrating our 20th anniversary in the summer heat of North Carolina with a 5-day birthday party called XX Merge which will be held at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro from Wednesday, July 22, through Saturday, July 25, and at Memorial Hall on the UNC campus on Sunday, July 26. Tickets for the Memorial Hall show are available via eTix, Cat’s Cradle, CD Alley (Chapel Hill), Schoolkids (Raleigh), Bull City Records (Durham), and the Memorial Hall box office. Five-day passes and individual tickets for all Cat's Cradle shows are now sold out. We will not be announcing line-ups for the Cat’s Cradle nights, but a (mostly) complete list of bands who will be performing is available at The line-up for Sunday, July 26th at Memorial Hall will be: She & Him American Music Club Wye Oak We look forward to seeing you in July!   More >

Telekinesis on KEXP, CD Release party & Record Store Day!

Telekinesis have returned home to Seattle in-between tours to celebrate the release of their debut album, Telekinesis!. Michael, Jonie, David & Chris will visit Seattle's fantastic listener-supported radio station, KEXP on Monday, April 13 at 3PM EST / Noon PST.   More >

XX Merge on sale April 8!

**5-day passes are SOLD OUT! Thank you!** In celebration of our 20th anniversary, Merge bands of the past and present will converge for 5 days of live music, July 22-26th in the heat of the sunny North Carolina summer.   More >

Sound Opinions salutes Merge!

Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot, hosts of Chicago Public Radio's Sound Opinions came to North Carolina and devoted an hour to talking with Mac and Laura about the past, present and future of Merge Records. Sound Opinions takes two nationally respected rock critics, the latest music news, personal commentary, and exclusive interviews and performances, adds a huge pile of records old and new, and the result is the world's only rock and roll talk show. The Merge episode aired live this past weekend, and is now available online as a stream or a download. Also, last week, NPR's World Cafe aired a live performance with M.   More >