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Merge Records Celebrates 25th Anniversary — Watch Video Documentary, Download Free Mountain Goats & Superchuck Tracks

Watch this documentary on Merge Records here.

Download free songs by the Mountain Goats and Superchunk and others here.

Here’s the press release from Merge:

Today, Google Play premiered a new documentary in the US about Merge Records. In candid, amusing interviews, Mac, Laura, Merge musicians, and friends of the label talk about its evolution and unwavering focus on its artists. Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, author of the A Series of Unfortunate Events books—and sometime member of The Magnetic Fields—narrates the documentary.

Also, music fans in the US are invited to download 25 free Merge tracks, including five new and exclusive recordings from Superchunk, The Mountain Goats, Telekinesis, Saint Rich, and Hiss Golden Messenger.

Visit Google Play now to watch the videos and download the free tracks (US only). In addition to a selection of Merge album tracks, Superchunk, The Mountain Goats, Telekinesis, Saint Rich, and Hiss Golden Messenger each cover songs originally made popular by fellow Merge artists Spoon, The Magnetic Fields, Wye Oak, Mikal Cronin, and American Music Club. All 25 tracks will be available to download for free until August 5. Google Play also filmed some behind-the-scenes footage of the making of several of these “Merge on Merge” recordings.

The unique cover art accompanying the five new tracks was designed by Dave Eggers, popular author, philanthropist, and founder of the 826 Valencia literacy project.

[In August of this year I’ll be publishing my rock ‘n’ roll/ coming-of-age novel, “True Love Scars,” which features a narrator who is obsessed with Bob Dylan. To read the first chapter, head here.

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Watch: Fantastic Power Pop From Superchuck, “Out Of The Sun”

I’ve really been digging Superchunk’s recent album, I Hate Music, and “Out Of The Sun” is perhaps my favorite track. Here it’s performed live at Bumpershoot this year.

And this NPR performance starts with an acoustic version:

Still, the best version is on the album and to hear it you’ll have to buy it. $.89 at Amazon is your ticket to ecstasy.

Watch: Superchuck Rock Jimmy Fallon Show


Last night (Sept. 27, 2013) on the “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” Superchunk lit into “Void” off the new album, I Hate Music. Group members seemed to get a kick out of hearing Fallon say the name of the album after they finished playing. Pretty funny to see the group deliver a balls-out rock performance for a song off an album called…

Anyway, check it out:

While you’re at it check out “Me & You & Jackie Mittoo,” also off the new album.

And don’t forget that Arcade Fire will be on “Saturday Night Live” tonight (Sept. 28, 2013) after which their half hour concert special will air.