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Merge Records Announces Initial Lineup for 30th Anniversary Festival

July 24-27, 2019, in Carrboro and Durham, NC - Destroyer, Wye Oak, Waxahatchee, The Mountain Goats, Superchunk, and More

Feb 06, 2019

Merge Records are celebrating their 30th anniversary with a hometown festival July 24-27, 2019, in Carrboro and Durham, NC. The four-day festival is set to feature more than 30 artists and the initial lineup has been announced.  More

Joint Album of the Week: Madeline Kenney and Phosphorescent

Perfect Shapes Out Now via Carpark and C'est La Vie Out Now via Dead Oceans

Oct 05, 2018

This week we have a tie for Album of the Week, with both Madeline Kenney's Perfect Shapes and Phosphorescent's C'est La Vie taking the top spot. Below is info on both albums.

Sep 05, 2018

Swearin' are releasing their first new album in five years, Fall Into the Sun, on October 5 via Merge. Previously they shared its first single, "Grow Into a Ghost" (which was an honorable mention in our Songs of the Week list), as well as "Untitled (LA)." Now they have shared another song from the album, album closer "Future Hell," and announced some European tour dates.  More

Aug 13, 2018

Swearin' are releasing their first new album in five years, Fall Into the Sun, on October 5 via Merge. Previously they shared its first single, "Grow Into a Ghost" (which was an honorable mention in our Songs of the Week list).  More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Blood Orange, POND, David Bowie, Mothers, Jungle, and More

Plus Metric, Joey Dosik, Underworld & Iggy Pop, Still Corners, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 27, 2018

There was a trend this week for artists to share two songs at once, rather than just one. We saw it with Blood Orange, Trevor Powers, Elvis Costello, Jungle, Cornershop, and Fucked Up (and Pussy Riot released three songs this week). In cases where the artist made our main best songs list we tried to pick just one song, although that proved challenging with our #1. More

Jul 24, 2018

Swearin' have announced their first new album in five years, Fall Into the Sun, and shared its first single, "Grow Into a Ghost." Fall Into the Sun is due out October 5 via Merge. The trio features Allison Crutchfield, Jeff Bolt, and Kyle Gilbride. They released two albums, 2012's Swearin' and 2013's Surfing Strange, before breaking up in 2015. The band reformed last November. More