Superchunk will release What a Time to Be Alive, on February 16th, 2018, the band’s first album in over four years. “The album is…Read More
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. The first couple releases were cassettes (remember those?), by WWAX and Bricks, followed by the first Superchunk (then known only as “Chunk”) 7-inch single.
The vinyl 7-inch was the format of choice for the first 3 years of the label, with cash borrowed from friends to finance projects (including singles from Erectus Monotone, Angels of Epistemology, and more Superchunk) and bedrooms serving as Merge HQ until 1992, when the first Merge full-length release, Tossing Seeds by Superchunk, was released on CD, LP, and cassette.
Since ’92 Merge moved from one charming-yet-run-down office to another until 2001, when we finally made the move from Chapel Hill down the road to a fine old building all our own in historic Downtown Durham, NC.
In 2009 Merge Records is celebrating its 20th birthday, and while our roster has changed, rotated, permutated and expanded over the last 20 years, the quality we look for in records as fans is still there in the music we put out on Merge.
While it may have been a little bit of a surprise to see Dan Bejar (aka Destroyer) absent from the recent New Pornographers record,…Read More
Dan Bejar has released the single “Cover From the Sun”. The track is off Destroyer’s forthcoming release ken, out October 20th via Merge Records….Read More
Eight albums deep, the Clientele are masters of a mood and sound, letting their writing do the talking more than ever. Like a magical…Read More
Destroyer have shared a video, for their new single “Tinseltown Swimming in Blood.” The video was directed by KC (aka Karen Zolo) as an…Read More
On the tenth anniversary of it’s release, Merge has announced a double vinyl reissue of Spoon’s album Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga. Remastered by…Read More
The Clientele, have released a new video for “Everyone You Meet”. The track is off their album Music for the Age of Miracles, out…Read More
On October 20th, Destroyer returns with their new album ken. The full-length will be available via Merge Records. Today, Destroyer are sharing the lead-single,…Read More
Waxahatchee has shared her new video for Out in the Storm’s “Recite Remorse.” Director Ricardo Rivera elaborates on the making of the video: I…Read More
Superchunk will reissue their self-titled album August 25th, via Merge, on vinyl for the first time since its initial release, The remastered LP features…Read More
With all the praise for 2015’s Ivy Tripp, Katie Crutchfield (aka Waxahatchee) had a lot to live up to on her follow-up. As if…Read More
Swedish pop masters Shout Out Louds will release their fifth full-length album Ease My Mind. On opening track “Jumbo Jet,” Shout Out Louds manage…Read More