Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Merge announces 'mostly complete' list of XX Merge performers

Merge Records has just announced what they call a "mostly complete" list of bands that will be playing at the XX Merge Festival in July. Check out the full list below with some mp3s. The line-up for the Sunday, July 26 show at Memorial Hall in Chapel Hill will include She & Him, American Music Club and Wye Oak. Other than that, Merge will not be announcing the line-ups for each show at the Cat's Cradle on July 22-25. You're just going to have to trust them.

What surprises do Merge have in store if this is a "mostly" complete list?

Individual tickets for each night at the Cradle will go on sale on May 13 at 10 am for $32 a night via Tickets for the final night at Memorial Hall will go on sale on May 13 at 10am via too, but will also be available at CD Alley in Chapel Hill, Schoolkids Records in Raleigh and at the Memorial Hall box office.

July can't get here quick enough.

[UPDATE: Added two new bands to the line-up, 3Ds and Pure.]

XX Merge performers:
Lou Barlow
The Broken West ("Auctioneer")
Richard Buckner ("Gauzy Dress in the Sun")
The Clientele
Destroyer ("Dark Leaves Form a Thread")
Erectus Monotone
The Essex Green ("Cannibal Sea")
Imperial Teen
The Ladybug Transistor
Lambchop ("Slipped Dissolved and Loosed")
The Magnetic Fields
The Music Tapes ("Majesty")
Oakley Hall
Conor Oberst & the Mystic Valley Band ("Nikorette")
Portastatic ("Trajectory")
Radar Bros. ("Warm Rising Sun")
The Rosebuds ("Life Like")
Matt Suggs
Superchunk ("Hyper Enough")
Tenement Halls
Telekinesis ("Coast of Carolina")
M. Ward ("Rave On")

Sunday, July 26 @ Memorial Hall:
She & Him ("Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?")
American Music Club ("All The Lost Souls Welcome You To San Francisco")
Wye Oak ("Take It In")

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm saying a little prayer that one of the surprises is Neutral Milk Hotel or at least Jeff Mangum. That would make my day... nay, my LIFE.