Bob Mould Slays “The Descent” on Letterman

September 10th, 2012 · Comments Off on Bob Mould Slays “The Descent” on Letterman

I know this is a few days old, but, holy eff, Bob Mould just slays his new single here. I haven’t been into a Bob Mould solo record since maybe high school. Silver Age, out now on Merge, sounds more like Sugar than Hüsker Dü, but I’ll take it.

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STREAM: The Magnetic Fields’ New Album ‘Love at the Bottom of the Sea’

February 27th, 2012 · Comments Off on STREAM: The Magnetic Fields’ New Album ‘Love at the Bottom of the Sea’

Stephin Merritt likes synths again. Hallelujah. The band’s tenth studio album, Love at the Bottom of the Sea, is out next week via Merge.

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Polvo re-signs to Merge, plans new record

June 8th, 2009 · 3 Comments

With just about any band, regardless of stature, reforming whether the public demands it or not, it’s kind of hard to be surprised when these bizarre announcements surface like Polvo re-signing to Merge after all these years. Polvo not only helped shape the early ’90’s independent scene with its oddly-tuned anthems of smart, shape-shifting rock […]

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New Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band “Nikorette” mp3

April 20th, 2009 · Comments Off on New Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band “Nikorette” mp3

I hadn’t given too much thought to why Conor Oberst has been releasing records under his own name, as opposed to using the Bright Eyes brand, because I didn’t think his 2008 solo debut for Merge differed all that greatly from the last Bright Eyes record, Cassadaga. It’s only natural to feel stifled by something […]

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