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Merge 25 fest full lineup: Teenage Fanclub, David Kilgour, Mikal Cronin, Mount Moriah, Imperial Teen & more added

Teenage Fanclub @ Williamsburg Waterfront, 2010 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

As mentioned a couple times, Merge Records is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, culminating in the Merge 25 festival in Carrboro, NC from July 23 - 26...

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The Music Tapes doing a week of free, final Traveling Imaginary shows in NYC before Neutral Milk Hotel tour

The Music Tapes in Chicago in 2011 (more by John Yinging)

Julian Koster's The Music Tapes project had been doing their Traveling Imaginary tour this year, and they've now announced that they'll do one final (and f...

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Jeff Mangum on tour; some Northeast dates postponed due to weather (Hartford included)

As mentioned, Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum is on a tour now with The Music Tapes and Tall Firs which passed through New York for shows this past week in Clinton (2/14) and Poughkeepsie (2/15)...

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The Music Tapes released an LP, touring in 2013 (with and without Jeff Mangum)

The Music Tapes, the project of Elephant 6 collective member Julian Koster (ex-Neutral Milk Hotel), released their newest album, Mary's Voice, this past September via Merge...

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watch Elephant 6 members pay tribute to Bill Doss @ 40 Watt

A memorial service for Olivia Tremor Control's Bill Doss, who passed away on July 30, went down at the 40 Watt in Athens on August 4th. Friends and family, like Jeff Mangum, Julian Koster, Robert Schneider, Bryan Poole, Jason NeSmith, Derek Almstead, and Eric Harris, gathered to tell stories and perform songs in tribute to their Elephant 6 brother...

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Jeff Mangum begins BAM run w/ the Music Tapes tonight, auctioning off art & tix to 1 show (info & updated tour dates)

Jeff Mangum kicks off his sold out three-night run at BAM with The Music Tapes tonight (1/19). The Brooklyn shows are part of a longer tour for the two Neutral Milk Hotel bandmates...

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Julian Koster out caroling again

Julian Koster spreads holiday cheer and offends his audience at once

Business idea! Flight cases for "singing saws". Worst case scenario: you will probably have at least one customer in Julian Koster (The Music Tapes), who will need a way to protect his instruments from the elements while on the road as part of his annual Holiday Caroling Tour...

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The Olivia Tremor Control & The Music Tapes played Le Poisson Rouge, now streaming online

The metronome at an earlier show on the tour (more by Tim Griffin)

Given the number of reunion tours that have come through over the past few years, it can be hard to keep track of just who's together and who's defunct for good...

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Olivia Tremor Control talk Fleet Foxes, continue on tour, hit the Mohawk (pics & video), FYF Fest in LA is Saturday

Aquarium Drunkard: Although there was great showmanship of all the people onstage in the old E6 days, I never got the sense that it was, at its heart, more than just playing with your friends because you liked playing with them, and, oh yeah, it's a great show, too...

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Olivia Tremor Control on tour, played New Orleans (pics & setlist), released a new song (listen)

The Olivia Tremor Control made their return to the stage last night (8/29) at One-Eyed Jacks in New Orleans. Pictures are in this post, including one of the setlist (check it out below)...

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