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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The Mountain Goats
The Mountain Goats have announced a headlining tour in support of their upcoming Merge Records release. The record is titled Beat the Champ and is due out April 7, 2015.…
2015-01-21 15:30:01

Waxahatchee announces new album
Waxahatchee (aka Katie Crutchfield) has announced a new album. The LP is called Ivy Tripp and it's due out April 7, 2015 via Merge Records. Crutchfield, Kyle Gilbride and Keith Spencer produced the album. Check out the debut single, "Air,"…
2015-01-12 13:30:01

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

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