Merge Records http://wunc.org en 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