And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
Archers of Loaf
Neutral Milk Hotel
The Arcade Fire
The Mountain Goats
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.