Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Always on the Telephone Video

Want to see those hot lips in action?! Watch the new Ladybug Transistor video for "Always on the Telephone" below!

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Friday, October 26, 2007

The Broken West reunite with an old friend!

Last night at The Broken West show in Chapel Hill, the band reunited with a long-lost companion. Scott Claassen was last seen biking the length of Cuba, but he showed up last night for a very special occasion - to play with his old bandmates on "Down In the Valley," the track he co-wrote with Ross!

The Broken West have a few more dates left until they hunker down in LA for a while, so don't miss them!
10.26.2007 * Philadelphia PA @ Khyber #
10.27.2007 * Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
10.30.2007 * Nashville TN @ Exit/In #
10.31.2007 * Cincinnati OH @ 20th Century #
11.01.2007 * Indianapolis IN @ Birdy's #
11.02.2007 * Chicago IL @ Schubas #
11.03.2007 * Minneapolis MN @ 7th Street Entry
# = w/ The Whigs

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Stream the DC Spoon concert online!

(Spoon meet n' greet at NYC show)

SPOON plays the 9:30 Club in DC tonight! For those of you not lucky enough to make it, the kind folks at NPR have scheduled a LIVE BROADCAST tonight! An interview with the band will air at 7:30, and the show goes live at 8pm! Tune in tonight for the entire concert!

If you'd rather park yourself in front of the TV tonight, Reaper will feature songs from two Merge artists: Spoon's "The Underdog" and Imperial Teen's "Shim Sham"!

Another momentous TV event: SPOON on SNL re-airs THIS Saturday, October 27!

Spoon also visited KCMP recently. Click the link to hear the session!

They also gave a little shout out to Destroyer at their Boston show..

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Shout Out Louds on the air across the country!

Shout Out Louds are out on the road in support of September's Our Ill Wills, workin' overtime to visit some of our favorite places! Treat your ears to a little sweetness of the Swedish persuasion and click to hear the sessions:

KEXP: October 13, 12pm Pacific. (We will link back to the permalink when it becomes available)

KCMP Minnesota Public Radio

Shout Out Louds check in with AOL's Spinner Blog from the road

Next up: WERS in Boston and KUT in Austin!

Don't miss the band on tour!
10.23.2007 * Montreal QC @ Cabaret du Musse Juste Pour Rire #
10.24.2007 * Boston MA @ Paradise Rock Club #
10.25.2007 * New York NY @ Bowery Ballroom #
10.26.2007 * Brooklyn NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg #
10.27.2007 * Hoboken NJ @ Maxwell's #
10.28.2007 * Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
10.29.2007 * Philadelphia PA @ First Unitarian Church #
10.30.2007 * Carrboro NC @ Cat's Cradle #
10.31.2007 * Atlanta GA @ The Loft #
11.02.2007 * Austin TX @ The Parish #
11.03.2007 * Dallas TX @ Granada Theatre
# = w/ Johnossi & Nico Vega

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Monday, October 22, 2007

More CMJ photos . . .

Paul, Spott & Martin from Merge at the Broken West show.

The Broken West @ The Mercury Lounge

Trippy photo of Rob from the Broken West
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Kelley from the Bowery & Christina Merge - Louisiana Love!

Julia & Bebban (Sasha from The Essex Green's baby girl) - sooo cute!

Martin Merge & Ross Broken West charming the Williamsburg ladies at Sound Fix

Oakley Hall play to a packed crowd at Sound Fix!

Marquee at the Roseland Ballroom for Spoon - Sold Out!

Britt - Meeting & Greeting some lucky college radio kids

An "illegal" photo of the massive crowd at Roseland

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Friday, October 19, 2007

Awards, Imperial Teen & after-party insanity!

Tyler from KALX, Bekah from Suicide Squeeze, Doug from Pirate & Keli from KALX at the CMJ Awards.

Last year's sexiest phone voice winners, Lindsey Merge & Omar CJLO present an award.

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Packed crowd at the Fader Lounge during Imperial Teen!

Hector from AAM represents at our after-party!

Ross from the Broken West and Matt Morseth.

Tobi from XM, Shiv from WOXY & Sue from Sub Pop rockin' the after-party!

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Hair, The Baby & the Bands!

Imperial Teen wake up those still hungover from Tuesday night's fun!

Luke "the baby," at his first rock show!
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Pat from KVCU - clearly not "the hair" Imperial Teen were talking about!

Bon Iver at the Brooklyn Vegan party - doesn't that drummer look familiar??

Lindsey, Julia & Kyle at Union Hall after the Ladybug Transistor played.

The Rosebuds!!

Mega dance Party at Union Hall!

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Monday, October 15, 2007

"Oh My Gawd!!"

Seems the folks attending the Springsteen show in Ottawa, ON on Sunday evening got a little treat. A little "magic" if you will. Win Butler and Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire joined The Boss onstage during the encore!!

Bruce Springsteen w/ Arcade Fire ("State Trooper" - Live @ Scotiabank Place. Ottawa ON)

Bruce Springsteen w/ Arcade Fire ("Keep The Çar Running" - Live @ Scotiabank Place; Ottawa ON)

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Friday, October 12, 2007

The Rosebuds Hot Freaks & CMJ

Video from the Hot Freaks party in Austin last month courtesy of BrooklynVegan

The Rosebuds will be taking part in the CMJ festivities in NYC next week!

10/16 @ The Bowery Ballroom at the BrooklynVegan showcase
10/20 @ Sound Fix Records in Williamsburg for Merge Day

Come and say hi if you are in NYC - all of our activities are here!

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Neon Bible Interactive Magic Show

Mindblowing interactive Arcade Fire video from Montreal artist, Vincent Morisset

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Arcade Fire @ Randall's Island

Covering Violent Femmes!

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Monday, October 08, 2007

Spoon on SNL


Friday, October 05, 2007

Must See - MERGE TV (Spoon & Shout Out Louds)

Just a reminder kids, don't forget to tune in or set your tivo/DVRs for Spoon's appearance this weekend on Saturday Night Live. Seth Rogan is the host, so it should be a great episode. There's just got to be a Freaks And Geeks skit, right? Go ahead and make it a party - pop some popcorn, chill some Fresca and invite your friends over!

But Spoon is not the only Merge band rockin' the airwaves in the next few days. Shake off your back-to-the-work-week-blues with Shout Out Louds on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, this coming Monday night (10/08/07).

And then Spoon returns to NBC in a couple of weeks with an appearance on Late Night With Conan O'Brien, Thursday, October 18th. The boys from Austin then score the late night sweep with their own appearance on the Late Late Show in early November (date to be confirmed).

Amazing stuff. Must See TV for sure.


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POLLARD LIVE - Southgate House Tickets on Sale Today !!

On October 9th, Robert Pollard will have not one, but two new CD/LPs in stores across the country, courtesy of your friends here at Merge - Coast To Coast Carpet Of Love and Standard Gargoyle Decisions. Both are streaming from the Merge homepage NOW, in case you hadn't noticed.

To celebrate the momentous occasion of releasing two amazing new recordings, Uncle Bob has announced 2 tour dates as well:

Nov 30th - The Metro - Chicago, IL
Dec 1st - Southgate House - Newport, KY


Tickets for the Southgate House show go on sale TODAY (10/5/07!!) and you can get yours HERE if you act fast.

Tickets for The Metro go on sale tomorrow morning (Saturday - 10/6/07) at 10am. You can get yours HERE.

While we are talking, eh typing, about Pollard, Pitchfork is featuring a new video for "Shadow Port" from Standard Gargoyle Decisions on the Forkcast right now. The video features a lot of collage art pieces from Bob. You can also check it out on Pollard's website HERE.

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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Robert Pollard Featured on Ghettoblaster Mixtape 2.)

GhettoblasterMagazine.com is currently offering a free track from Robert Pollard's new album, Standard Gargoyle Decisions in the latest installment of their free online mixtapes series (updated every other month). Offering the best in new music complete with jewel case artwork, Mixtape 2.0 also includes new music from the Fiery Furnaces, Enon, Pinback, Euros Child, Sunburned Hand of the Man and many more. You can download Mixtape 2.0 for free right HERE.

Complete Tracklisting includes:
1. Mirror on You – Enon / Grass Geysers…Carbon Clouds
2. The Killers - Robert Pollard / Standard Gargoyle Decisions
3. Horseriding - Euros Childs / The Miracle Inn
4. Home Sweet Home - The Project / The Truth Today
5. Bhangall - DJ Rekha And Dave Sharma / Basement Bahangra
6. Ex-Guru - The Fiery Furnaces / Widow City
7. Raw Backwards - Sunburned Hand of the Man / Fire Escape
8. Freeway Ends - Coffinberry / God Dam Dogs
9. Choose Your Circumstance - K-Kruz ft. Count Bass D / Choose Your Circumstance
10. Crazy - Beatmonstas / The 3RD Weapon
11. Visage sous nylon - Feu Thérèse / Ça va cogner
12. Fight & Kiss - We Are Wolves / Total Magique
13. From Nothing to Nowhere - Pinback / Autumn of the Seraphs
14. Shutter Buggin' - Buck 65 / Situation


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PaperThinWalls Listening Party w/ Oakley Hall

Check it out - our friends over at PaperThinWalls are featuring Oakley Hall's I'll Follow You as this week's Listening Party. You can stream the entire album and check out track by track commentary from Pat Sullivan and Rachel Cox while you listen. Pretty cool stuff.

Also, if you have not seen it yet (I somehow missed it completely), SPIN.COM has a video interview with Oakley Hall and some live footage from this summer's McCarron Park Pool Party. Check it out here.


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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

SHOUT OUT LOUDS on Stereogum REM Tribute

Following up on their 10 year anniversary tribute to Radiohead's OK COMPUTER (OKX) earlier this year, the folks over at Stereogum have come back with a 15 Year Anniversary tribute to REM's Automatic For The People - DRIVEXV. Free downloads from some of your favorite indie-rockers and their take on tracks from the album. Including a brilliant cover of Man In The Moon from our very own Shout Out Louds. Each track includes commentary from the bands participating as well as REM's Mike Mills. Contributors include: Meat Puppets, The Wrens, Blitzen Trapper, Rogue Wave, The Veils, Dr Dog and many more.

Much fun for everyone. AND IT'S FREE!!! How cool is that?
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Imperial Teen on the Radio!

Imperial Teen are in the midwest this weekend, and are stopping by some of our favorite radio stations!

KEXP will be setting up camp in Chicago this weekend, and Imperial Teen are dropping by for an instudio at 11am CST this Thursday, October 4th. Tune in live, and if you are in Chicago go see them at The Abbey later that night!

Next, Imperial Teen will visit KCMP in lovely St. Paul, MN. That's near Dinkytown, right? They'll hang out and play a few songs live on air beginning at 4pm CST. Listen live, and check them out at 7th Street Entry that night!

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Mind Whip Tour rocks the Duke Coffeehouse!

The Ladybug Transistor along with Still Flyin' and The Lucksmiths invaded the Duke Coffeehouse last night with keg stands, mad dance moves, and at least two saxophones! Only a couple of chances left to experience "the whip"!

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Monday, October 01, 2007

Imperial Teen @ Folsom St. Fair in San Francisco!