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Wye Oak share "Glory" from new album Shriek, out April 29

Wye Oak debuted new material on their recent tour with Future Islands and a number of shows at SXSW last week. For those unable to witness in person, the duo are now sharing "Glory" from their fourth full-length studio album Shriek which will be in stores on April 29. Shriek is available for pre-order now on CD, LP and with t-shirt bundle in the Merge store, and listen & share "Glory" below!   More >

Richard Buckner announces dates & towns for new Living Room shows

Richard Buckner has announced the next round of Living Room shows beginning April 10 in Buffalo, NY. Tickets are on sale now! 

From RichardBuckner.com:

[These shows] will be acoustic affairs in private homes. Find your town and get a zip code. Purchase a ticket or two and get the whole address. Audiences are more or less 50 strong. They start at 8PM. I just show up with an acoustic guitar, find a chair and thumb-strum into thin air.

But first: March 18th, Merge Records is releasing a 20th anniversary edition of my first album, BLOOMED. There's a bonus disc included with studio, radio and live band performances. Vinyl even! I'll also have some with me at the shows.

A list of tour dates & the full track list of the Bloomed reissue + bonus disc are below.
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Five Classic Superchunk albums to be released in Europe on March 17

On March 17, Merge will reissue five classic Superchunk albums on CD and LP in Europe. 

Mac says:

When we first started coming to Europe (our first European tour was with Mudhoney in April 1992), we were lucky to have Christof and his fine label City Slang on our side. City Slang released all the records between No Pocky For Kitty and Indoor Living and supported our sometimes successful, sometimes sucky European touring efforts throughout the roaring mid '90s. Those albums have been out of print in Europe for quite a while, and we are excited to say that Merge will be making the following titles available there on CD and LP as of March 17th:

No Pocky for Kitty
On the Mouth
Foolish
Here's Where the Strings Come In
Indoor Living
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Bob Mould to release Beauty & Ruin in June

Bob Mould will release his all-new studio album, Beauty & Ruin on June 3 in the U.S and June 9 for the rest of the world.

Prior to that, Bob will wrap up the intimate 25 Years of Workbook mini-tour with a March 6 return to The Late Show with David Letterman and two final sold out shows March 7 and 8 at New York's City Winery, both featuring Jason Narducy on bass and cellist Alison Chesley.
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The Clientele prep Suburban Light reissue for May

The May installment of our ongoing 25th Anniversary reissue series is The Clientele's Suburban Light

Released as a double-disc and one-LP/one-CD set, this new edition of Suburban Light features the album in its original European tracklisting, restored from original analog tapes to sound warmer and a bit less like a batch of demos. The bonus material includes a revelatory set of covers, rehearsals, B-sides, and three unreleased tunes.

Watch a performance of "An Hour Before the Light" circa 1996 below and pre-order Suburban Light on CD or LP now in the Merge store.

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Merge @ SXSW 2014

On Thursday, March 13, we will present our annual showcase at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX, at one of our favorite music venues, The Parish.   More >

Lambchop's Nixon remastered, reissued & in stores!

Lambchop's Nixon kicks off a year of reissues in celebration of our 25th anniversary.  The Nixon double-CD includes the original album plus a bonus disc containing White Sessions 1998: How I Met Cat Power, a remastered live solo session Kurt recorded at Radio France in 1998. The LP is pressed on 180-gram vinyl and includes the CD of bonus material.

The Nixon reissue is available on double-CD or LP now in the Merge store and at your favorite independent record store. Also, find the reissue at iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and Rdio.
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Saint Rich & Dr. Dog cover one another on split EP

New Jersey duo Saint Rich and Philadelphia band Dr. Dog have teamed for both an extensive US tour and a very special collaborative recording. The two have released a four song EP together via the free download site Noise Trade.

The Casual Freefall tour EP contains four tracks. Each band covered the other and there is a song from each respective band's own record. Dr Dog recorded a version of Saint Rich’s song “Dreams” from their record Beyond the Drone. Saint Rich in turn interpreted the song “Rock & Roll” from Dr Dog’s album B-Room. In addition the EP contains Dr Dog's “Phenomenon” from B-Room and Saint Rich's “Crying From the Home” from Beyond the Drone.

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William Tyler to join Daniel Rossen on spring tour

This spring, William Tyler will join singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Rossen (Grizzly Bear, Department of Eagles) on his first-ever solo tour, including a performance at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in L.A.   More >

Superchunk's Indoor Living to be reissued in February

On February 25, we will release the newly remastered reissue of Superchunk’s out-of-print 1997 album Indoor Living. The second in our 2014 series of reissues in celebration of our 25th anniversary, Indoor Living will be released on CD and LP with new liner notes by Laura Ballance and producer/engineer John Plymale. The LP will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl, and both CD and LP will include a download of a live concert recorded at Duke University in 1997.   More >

Ex Hex announces March tour dates

Ex Hex, the new DC-based power-trio featuring Mary Timony, Betsy Wright, and Laura Harris, will bring the rock to the road this March!   More >

Tracey Thorn's "Tinsel and Lights" gets the deluxe treatment at iTunes

In addition to the original 12-track album, the newly released iTunes deluxe edition of Tracey Thorn's 2012 holiday album Tinsel and Lights includes the song “25th December,” which had been exclusive to the vinyl LP; acoustic radio session versions of three album tracks previously only available as streams through Tracey’s 2012 online Advent calendar; and the video for “Joy” filmed in France at Lille Christmas Market last year.   More >

Saint Rich visits Daytrotter

Saint Rich visited the Daytrotter studio in Austin, TX and performed three songs from their debut album Beyond the Drone.   More >