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Merge Records Turns 25: A Timeline of the Beloved Label’s History

Merge Records turns 25 this year, and the North Carolina label is celebrating its milestone birthday in grand fashion: there's the ongoing, bimonthly subscription-based singles…
SPIN Staff / July 25, 2014

Merge Records Plans Its Own Summer Music Festival

Merge Records turns 25 this year, and the mega-indie label has a few celebrations planned. There's the bimonthly, subscription-based single series Or Thousands of Prizes,…
Kyle McGovern / January 14, 2014

XX Merge, Night 2: Indie Rock Gets Its Degree

There's no doubt about it: Technology has sapped much of the mystery out of seeing live rock'n'roll. A venue's website posts the set times, so…
Peter Gaston / July 24, 2009

Conor Oberst, Magnetic Fields Play XX Merge

At the kick-off of Merge Records' 20th anniversary last night, the lyrics of Magnetic Fields' "Papa Was a Rodeo" proved utterly fitting. "What are we…
Peter Gaston / July 23, 2009