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XX Merge Festival: July 22-26, 2009 in NC

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Merge Records started 20 years ago in Chapel Hill, NC with some 4-track recordings, a couple cassette tapes, and some hand-stuffed 7″ vinyl. Many singles, albums, and late nights later we’re happy to be here and happy that you’re still here for us! All year we’ll be celebrating the past, present, and future of Merge but this summer we’re throwing a party to mark this anniversary: XX Merge, five days of music by Merge artists past and present in the summer heat of sunny North Carolina. July 22-26, 2009.

Put it on your calendar now! Lineup and ticket information to be announced soon!

Subscriptions to SCORE! Merge Records: The First 20 Years have been extended to January 11th. This is your last chance to receive a year of Merge goodies delivered to your door and computer all year long!

I wonder who they’ll get to reunite. I think it goes without saying that Portastatic and Superchunk will be on the bill. Arcade Fire are on Merge. So were Neutral Milk Hotel. The Clean, Big Dipper, Dinosaur Jr, Polvo, Spoon, She & Him, Conor Oberst, Versus….All Merge bands, past and present, listed below

3Ds
The 6ths
American Music Club
Angels of Epistemology
Arcade Fire
Ashley Stove
Lou Barlow
The Bats
Beatnik Filmstars
Big Dipper
Breadwinner
The Broken West
Richard Buckner
Paul Burch
Butterglory
Buzzcocks
The Cakekitchen
Camera Obscura
Caribou
The Clean
The Clientele
Crooked Fingers
Destroyer
Dinosaur Jr.
East River Pipe
Matt Elliott
The Essex Green
Future Bible Heroes
Ganger
Guv’ner
Annie Hayden
Imperial Teen
The Karl Hendricks Trio
David Kilgour
Julian Koster
The Ladybug Transistor
Lambchop
The Mad Scene
The Magnetic Fields
The Music Tapes
Neutral Milk Hotel
Oakley Hall
Conor Oberst
Pipe
Robert Pollard
Polvo
Portastatic
Pram
The Rock*A*Teens
The Rosebuds
Seaweed
Shark Quest
She & Him
Shout Out Louds
Spaceheads
Spent
Spoon
Matt Suggs
Superchunk
Teenage Fanclub
Tenement Halls
The Third Eye Foundation
…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
Versus
Volcano Suns
M. Ward
White Whale
Wye Oak

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