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Merge Records 25th Anniversary

Merge Records 25th Anniversary Photo by Jason Arthurs
How Did Merge Records Survive To Be 25 Years Old?
The label that has brought you Arcade Fire, Spoon, The Magnetic Fields, Neutral Milk Hotel and Superchunk turned 25 last year. Superchunk band mates Laura Balance and Mac McCaughan formed the label to simply release singles from their band and friends in 1989. Today we’ll discuss the journey and the label’s emergence as a major indie. We’ll also hear performances from Superchunk, Telekinesis, The RockAteens and others recorded at last summer’s 25th anniversary Merge Festival in Carrboro, NC.

Session Setlist
Hospitality“ Rockets and Jets (live) Merge 25th Anniversary Concert
Reigning Sound“ Never Coming Home (live) Merge 25th Anniversary Concert
The RockATeens“ Tuesday’s Just as Bad (live) Merge 25th Anniversary Concert
Superchunk“ Me and You and Jackie Mittoo (live) Merge 25th Anniversary Concert
Telekinesis “Lean on Me (live) Merge 25th Anniversary Concert

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