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Downtown Boys sign to Sub Pop for new album, touring with Sneaks

Downtown Boys are working on their new album with Fugazi's Guy Picciotto.

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Photo by Jonathan Purvis
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Allison Crutchfield on Swearin’ breakup, Trump, & new LP (which is streaming)

Her new album is a departure from the gritty punk of past bands she's been in, instead featuring catchy, dreamy pop songs that capture the time in her life post-Swearin', which she describes as a "scrapbook of that time."

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John Darnielle’s Top 10 of 2016 & more ++ a Merge Records Holiday Sale

The Mountain Goats frontman and author highlights a diverse list of 2016 releases from electronic to metal to hip hop and more.

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Allison Crutchfield and the Fizz at Music Hall of Williamsburg
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Allison Crutchfield announces Merge debut, shares “Dean’s Room”

The lead single is "Dean's Room," which, like Waxahatchee's Merge debut, has Allison's trademark style get a boost from some more layering and glossier studio production than she usually has. It was produced by Philly's Jeff Zeigler, who's also worked with Kurt Vile, The War on Drugs, Nothing, and more.

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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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