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Allison Crutchfield signs to Merge, releasing debut album in 2017, touring with The Julie Ruin

Allison Crutchfield, who co-fronts Swearin', drums in PS Eliot (who are reuniting), joins her sister Katie in the live Waxahatchee lineup, and has a solo EP out, has signed to Merge Records (also home of Waxahatchee)...

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Polvo drummer Eddie Watkins, RIP

Sad indie rock news: Polvo drummer and founding member Eddie Watkins has died. Details about his death are unclear, but Merge Records co-owner (and Superchunk frontman) Mac McCaughan shared the news on the label's Facebook:
Stunned and saddened to hear of Eddie Watkins' passing...

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Merge Records is now on Bandcamp

Merge Records have become one of the latest labels to join Bandcamp. Unfortunately the whole discography isn't there -- like no Arcade Fire, Neutral Milk Hotel or Spoon -- but still this is goo...

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Little Scream signs to Merge for new album, touring

We were just saying how we're still waiting on a followup to Little Scream's 2011 debut on Secretly Canadian, and now news on one is finally h...

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Waxahatchee signs to Merge, releasing 3rd LP in early 2015

Waxahatchee at Glasslands last night (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Just this morning we posted pictures of Waxahatchee (aka Katie Crutchfield) at the Glasslands show she played last night (12/10), and now comes the exciting news that she's signed to Merge Records for her third full length which will be out in early 2...

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There’s a new Arcade Fire mural in Williamsburg, with Funeral’s 10-years-ago release date on it

In case you forgot that 'Funeral' is turning 10 this month, Merge Records posted a reminder on a Brooklyn wall at N. 10th and Driggs in Williamsburg...

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Spider Bags releasing a new LP on Merge, touring (dates and two song streams)

Spider Bags at Bowery Ballroom in 2013 (more by PSquared)

Chapel Hill garage rockers Spider Bags have signed with hometown heavyweight label Merge Records (after opening for Merge heads Superchunk last year), who will release their fourth full length album, Frozen Letter, on August 5...

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Flesh Wounds released a 7″ on Merge, touring, including Northside shows w/ Swearin’, Ovlov & more (dates, streams)

Carrboro, NC garage punk trio Flesh Wounds just recently welcomed their new Bitter Boy 7" via local indie heavyweights Merge Records. "Bitter Boy" is backed by both "Kennel Cough" and "Let Me Be Clear," and 7"s are available for purchase via Merge's webstore...

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2nd ‘This American Life’ BAM show added (Stephin Merritt included) ++ Merge25 Fest updates (Duke University shows)

The five-day RadioLoveFest is coming to the Brooklyn Academy of Music in June, featuring various live radio shows with a variety of performers including Andrew Bird, Hamilton Leithauser of the Walkmen, They Might Be Giants, and Jonathan Coulton...

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Reigning Sound releasing an LP on Merge, touring, playing NYC with Nude Beach (who signed to Don Giovanni)

Reigning Sound at Wicker Park Fest 2013 (more by Lindsey Best)

Reigning Sound, the Memphis garage rock band led by Greg Oblivian, signed to Merge back in 2012 and they're now set to release their first album for the label, Shattered, which comes...

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