Merge Records


Merge Records was started in the summer of 1989, by Laura Ballance & Mac McCaughan, the same summer they formed the band Superchunk in Chapel Hill, NC. Merge also forged a relationship with Touch and Go Records of Chicago, who are responsible for manufacturing and distributing the bulk of Merge's full-length releases since then.

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Waxahatchee joins Merge Records
Katie Crutchfield's solo project Waxahatchee has joined the Merge Records roster. She plans to release a new album through the label and Wichita Recordings in early 2015. Waxahatchee last released Cerulean Salt in…
2014-12-11 17:00:01

Ex Hex: "Waterfall"
Ex Hex has posted a video for their song "Waterfall." The song appears on their new album, Rips, which was released last week via Merge…
2014-10-13 17:00:02

Ex Hex: 'Rips'
NPR First Listen is streaming Ex Hex's forthcoming album Rips, due out October 7, 2014 via Merge Records. You can listen to the stream…
2014-09-29 14:00:01

Bob Mould: "I Don't Know You Anymore"
Bob Mould has posted the new song "I Don't Know You Anymore" from his forthcoming album Beauty and Rain on Merge Records.…
2014-05-02 11:00:01

Superchunk: "Void"
Superchunk have a new music video for the track "Void" with guest stars such as H. Jon Benjamin (Archer, Bob's Burgers, Home Movies), Jon Glaser (Delocated), and if you look closely you can even see the almighty Mikey Erg. "Void" comes from 2013's I…
2013-11-27 11:00:01

Arcade Fire: "Afterlife"
Arcade Fire, who recently told fans to "please relax" regarding the suggested formal dress code at their upcoming shows, have revealed a video for "Afterlife." It's from their new album…
2013-11-22 13:30:01

Arcade Fire tell fans to "please relax" over formal dress code at shows
Wildly popular Canadian indie rockers Arcade Fire have come under some scrutiny as of late for suggesting a formal dress code to attending fans of their world tour, which mostly includes large arena shows, in 2014. The band posted this statement to their Facebook…
2013-11-21 12:00:01

Arcade Fire: 'Reflektor'
Canada's Arcade Fire have posted their entire new album, Reflektor, on YouTube, set to scenes from the 1959 movie Black Orpheus . The record is set for a October 29, 2013 release; the band previously released…
2013-10-25 12:00:01

The Arcade Fire: "Afterlife"
Arcade Fire have posted a new song titled "Afterlife."It's from Reflektor which is due out October 29, 2013 via Merge Records. It's the first new album from the Montreal-based band since The Suburbs . You can…
2013-10-22 17:30:01

Superchunk: "Staying Home"
Superchunk have posted the video for "Staying Home," the particularly fast-packed punk track from their latest album I Hate…
2013-09-17 11:00:01

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