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Flesh Wounds released a 7″ on Merge, playing Empty Bottle on summer tour (dates, song streams)

North Carolina garage punks Flesh Wounds welcomed their new Bitter Boy 7" last month via local indie heavyweights Merge Records. It's a killer nab for Merge, who don't typically deal in snarling, harder-edged garage stompers, yet it's a nice change all the same...

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Reigning Sound releasing ‘Shattered,’ playing Empty Bottle on summer tour (dates, song stream)

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

Long-running garage rock crew Reigning Sound are slated to welcome their new album, Shattered, on July 15 via new home Merge Records...

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Lambchop performing ‘Nixon’ in full at the Old Town School of Folk Music & Merge 25

In late-January, Lambchop's 2000 album Nixon got the reissue treatment via Merge Records in celebration of their 25th year as a label. The LP has been pressed on 180-gram vinyl and is also available in 2xCD, MP3, and FLAC...

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Wye Oak prepping new LP, playing Metro on spring tour

Wye Oak @ Hideout Block Party 2012 (more by Sara Pieper)

Wye Oak began tracking the follow-up to 2011's excellent Civilian this past fall at NYC's Rare Book Room studios...

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William Tyler playing Constellation w/ Steve Gunn on fall tour

Lambchop/Silver Jews axeman William Tyler welcomed his second solo effort, Impossible Truth, earlier this year via new home Merge Records. It's a gorgeous solo guitar album, and if you haven't heard it yet, the LP is available to stream at the bottom of this post...

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King Khan & the Shrines are ‘Idle No More,’ playing Bottom Lounge in October

King Khan & the Shrines @ NCMF 2012 (more by James Richards IV)

Psychedelic soul outfit King Khan & the Shrines are slated to release their eighth studio album, titled Idle No More, on September 3 via new home Merge Records...

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Reigning Sound playing Beat Kitchen in July, working on new LP

Memphis, TN's Reigning Sound began to track their Merge Records debut at the famed Daptone Records studio last month. Details on the album are sparse, but it's nice to know that it will arrive sometime in the near future...

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William Tyler released a new LP (stream it), playing the Hideout with Brokeback & Rebecca Gates

Lambchop // Silver Jews guitarist William Tyler welcomed his new solo album, Impossible Truth, last week via Merge Records. It's a calming instrumental LP that features Americana-leaning, guitar-based compositions, as well as a number of great guest musicians...

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Telekinesis releasing ‘Dormarion,’ touring, playing Lincoln Hall

Telekinesis @ ACL 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)

Telekinesis (aka the project of Michael Benjamin Lerner) is set to welcome his third full-length album, Dormarion, on April 2 via Merge Records...

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Mount Moriah releasing new LP, touring, playing Schubas

Mount Moriah are gearing up for the release of Miracle Temple, their second LP for Merge Records, which is due to hit stores on February 26...

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