Monday, April 30, 2007

Lovely, Beautiful, Wish You Were Here . . .

A live Coachella Video "postcard." Wow!

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

M. Ward + Norah Jones

The M. Ward & Norah Jones mega-tour came to War Memorial Auditorium in Greensboro, NC on Tuesday night, and a few Merge staffers were in attendance. Norah came out and sang the first song of Matt's set, One Life Away from 2005's Transistor Radio. Matt joined Norah for a few songs at the end of her set including the Dolly Parton parts of the duet Creepin' In from her 2004 release, Feels Like Home.

Her fans were very gracious, and if the rousing applause is any indication, many are now M. Ward fans!

Full M. Ward setlist:
one life away
it hurts me too (Elmore James)
chinese translation
he gives us all his love (Randy Newman Cover)
fuel for fire
oh lonesome me (Don Gibson cover)

Christina (Norah Jones Parking Lot!)

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Shout Out Louds Video

You may have heard the news! Enjoy the first video!

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Jon Wurster Random Rules

One of our favorite comedians and friends, Jon Wurster, shuffled the contents of his ipod for The Onion's Random Rules feature. Mac & M. Ward have participated in the past.

And if you missed Ronald Thomas Clontle on EMusic, check it out here!

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Thursday, April 05, 2007

We love Salt Lick!

Every year during SXSW, we try to squeeze in a visit to Salt Lick, a legendary Texas BBQ mecca. Go there, you won't be sorry! Our very good friend and radio guru, Karen Glauber, was brave enough to come with us Merge-ies, and a couple of Broken Wests. She survived and sent back the following photos.

MMMMM - giant plate of Meat! Lindsey is trying not to drool on Spott!

Come on, Spott! Pass the RIBS!

Brian from the Broken West riding in the "Back Back."

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Wednesday, April 04, 2007


Hey Kids,

Did you know that Vice Magazine now had its own TV network on the web? Sure you did. VBS TV (Vice Broadcasting Service) is now online and this week they are featuring new videos each day from various Merge artists. It's Merge Week !!! Sort of like Spring Break, but G-rated and with less sunscreen. So far they've featured videos from Spoon, Camera Obscura, Portastatic and White Whale. More to come on Thursday and Friday.

They also have some backstage and live Arcade Fire footage from filmaker Lance Bangs in his regular feature for VBS, cleverly titled Bangs!.

So check it all out HERE!.


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The Rosebuds on Yahoo Music

While in Austin for SXSW, The Rosebuds performed a session for Yahoo Music's Critical Eye. Check out the performance and interview HERE!

Night of the Furies is released this coming Tuesday (4/10/07)! It's not too late to preorder here!

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