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Celebrate Merge Records with the Durham Bulls on Thursday, July 18!

The Durham Bulls have invited Merge to provide the walk-up music for the team’s July 18 home game against the Pawtucket Red Sox, which will begin at 7:05 pm. We are celebrating our 24th anniversary this month, and the Bulls are joining the party! The Durham Bulls play their home games at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, or DBAP (dee-bap), located just down the road from Merge HQ in the downtown area of Durham, North Carolina.   More >

Polvo returns with Siberia in October

Polvo will release Siberia, their sixth full-length album, on CD, LP and digital on October 1 in the US and October 14 in Europe. During their initial run from 1990–1998, Polvo crafted a sound so fantastically obstinate and so perfectly cockeyed that its DNA is essentially resistant to mediocrity or repetition.   More >

Download the new Merge Records Summer Sampler from Amazon

To celebrate the summer, we've created a free sampler featuring songs from some of our new releases. The playlist features tracks from Superchunk, the Mountain Goats, Future Bible Heroes, King Khan & the Shrines, and many more! Download the sampler for free at Amazon and discover the soundtrack to your summer.

Watch She & Him's dance contest winner, band on tour now!

She & Him visited Conan to perform "I Could've Been Your Girl" and a bonus performance of "Turn to White." And, if you missed it, watch the She & Him band’s performance of “I’ve Got Your Number, Son” on The Tonight Show. Watch the new video for “I Could’ve Been Your Girl,” which is Zooey Deschanel’s directorial debut! The video inspired a dance contest, and the band chose Dan & Natalie's "End of the World Edition" as the winner! Congrats, Dan & Natalie! You can see all of the entries over at She & Him's YouTube channel   More >

She & Him perform on Conan tonight!

She & Him will perform "I Could've Been Your Girl" from their newly released album Volume 3 tonight on Conan! Tune in live beginning at 11 PM ET on TBS or set your DVR. The duo will be hitting the road for a month-long tour this summer that kicks off at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville tonight.   More >

Richard Buckner to release Surrounded on September 3

Richard Buckner's new album Surrounded will be released on CD, LP and digital in the US and Europe on September 3. In the time since Our Blood was released and after a few long tours, Richard Buckner attempted to work on writing short stories but found himself drawn back into the music room.   More >

King Khan & The Shrines announce "Idle No More" for September release

On September 3, King Khan & The Shrines will release Idle No More, their Merge debut. Six years since the release of King Khan & The Shrines last album, What Is!?, Idle No More is full of sweat-drenched, ass shaking, groovy, psyched-out numbers, complete with rip roaring horn lines, southern fried guitar riffs and lysergic melodies.    More >