Merge Records http://wunc.org en Bands Converge This Week At Merge 25: Listen To These Three http://wunc.org/post/bands-converge-week-merge-25-listen-these-three <p>Merge Records is well into it 25th birthday party. The North Carolina-based label is taking all of 2014 to celebrate its silver jubilee. There've been reissues of classic recordings and a 25K run already, but this week is a big one for the music. There's a series of concerts both in Carrboro at the Cat's Cradle and in Durham at Baldwin Auditorium on the Duke University campus. Eric Hodge checked in with three artists on the Merge label to find out what they're up to.</p><p><strong>Bob Mould</strong></p><p>Known for: A dark cloud of words steeped in a sunshine of melody.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:12:32 +0000 Rebecca Martinez, Eric Mennel & Eric Hodge 39547 at http://wunc.org Bands Converge This Week At Merge 25: Listen To These Three Merge Turns 25 in Durham http://wunc.org/post/merge-turns-25-durham <p>It's a big year for Merge Records. The Durham-based label is celebrating its 25th birthday with a series of events, which has included concerts, limited release recordings and a 25K run.</p><p></p><p>Mac McCaughan and Laura Ballance founded the label in Chapel Hill to promote their band, Superchunk. A quarter-century later, dozens of other celebrated artists have jumped on board, including the Grammy-winning Arcade Fire.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:38:50 +0000 Eric Hodge & Rebecca Martinez 33828 at http://wunc.org Merge Turns 25 in Durham Superchunk: One Band, Two Decades, Ten Albums http://wunc.org/post/superchunk-one-band-two-decades-ten-albums <p><span style="">After 24 years together, the Chapel Hill indie-rock group <a href="http://allthesongssoundthesame.tumblr.com/">Superchunk</a><a href="http://allthesongssoundthesame.tumblr.com/"> </a>is releasing their 10<sup>th</sup> studio album, <a href="http://www.superchunk.com/ihm/index.html"><i>I Hate Music</i></a>. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="">Host Frank Stasio talks with band members Mac McCaughan and Jim Wilbur about the quirky album title and the band’s evolution. They will also perform&nbsp; acoustic versions of their latest songs. </span></p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 15:53:17 +0000 Adija Manley & Frank Stasio 20889 at http://wunc.org Superchunk: One Band, Two Decades, Ten Albums Mount Moriah Release Sophomore Album http://wunc.org/post/mount-moriah-release-sophomore-album <p><a href="http://www.mountmoriahband.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Mount Moriah</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is getting ready to continue their national tour for their critically-acclaimed album, "Miracle Temple." The band was signed by </span><a href="http://www.mergerecords.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Merge Records</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and this is their first release under the new record label. "</span><a href="http://www.mountmoriahband.com/music" style="line-height: 1.5;">Miracle Temple</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">" offers fans more of Heather </span>McEntire's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> soulful vocals and lyrics but takes chances with a more intricate sound. Host Frank </span>Stasio<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks with founding members Heather </span>McEntire<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Jenks Miller about the band's incredible success.</span></p><p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:40:23 +0000 Christina Blyde & Frank Stasio 13584 at http://wunc.org Mount Moriah Release Sophomore Album