The March entry in our 25th anniversary reissue series is Bloomed, the 1994 debut album from Richard Buckner. The album will be remastered and released on CD and 180-gram vinyl. Both formats will include a CD containing 11 bonus tracks of radio sessions, live performances, and original recordings of songs that appeared on future releases.More >
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.
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.
This year, we are celebrating 25 years of Merge, and we are going to party this summer in a big way! Mark your calendars and start making plans now to join us in North Carolina July 23-26.
Remember, Don't Tell Laura!
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 >
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, the new DC-based power-trio featuring Mary Timony, Betsy Wright, and Laura Harris, will bring the rock to the road this March!More >
The first event of our 25th anniversary year will be the Merge 25K—a 25 km (15.5 miles) road race on Saturday, March 22, 2014. We are excited to announce the first details of our slam-bang finish line festivities. The party will be held at Motorco Music Hall and feature live performances from The Love Language and Vertical Scratchers!More >
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 visited the Daytrotter studio in Austin, TX and performed three songs from their debut album Beyond the Drone.More >
Hospitality will embark on a month-long national tour, armed with copies of their new full-length Trouble, out January 28th.More >
Neutral Milk Hotel have announced new 2014 tour dates today beginning March 26 in Pittsburgh.More >
Wye Oak will return in 2014 with the highly anticipated follow-up to Civilian. As a warm-up, Jenn & Andy have announced a co-headlining tour with Future Islands on the way to Austin for SXSW. Tickets go on sale this Friday.More >
For 12 days, beginning today with Telekinesis' Dormarion, we will feature one of our fantastic 2013 releases in our shiny new store at a special 24-hour super discount: $3 off CD, and $4 off LP!More >
To celebrate our 25th anniversary, we will be reissuing classic albums from our back catalog each month throughout 2014.More >