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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 >

Wye Oak announce tour with Future Islands in March

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 >

Introducing Vertical Scratchers!

Merge is happy to announce the signing of Vertical Scratchers! The band was formed in a van in Los Angeles by John Schmersal, whom you may know from seeing Caribou live, his current band Crooks on Tape, and/or his former bands Enon and Brainiac, and Christian Beaulieu, the former leader of Triclops! and a current member of Peace Creep and Anywhere. Christian is “beyond stoked” to release a record on the same label that put out Verbena’s Souls for Sale album, and he’s also excited to be labelmates with fellow San Franciscan Mikal Cronin.   More >

Saint Rich announces tour with Dr. Dog

Saint Rich have been on the road in support of their debut album Beyond the Drone—but they are not finished yet! This week, they wrap up a nationwide run of shows with Wild Belle followed by a string of headlining dates.   More >