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 etix.com. Tickets for the final night at Memorial Hall will go on sale on May 13 at 10am via etix.com 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:
The Broken West ("Auctioneer")
Richard Buckner ("Gauzy Dress in the Sun")
Destroyer ("Dark Leaves Form a Thread")
The Essex Green ("Cannibal Sea")
The Ladybug Transistor
Lambchop ("Slipped Dissolved and Loosed")
The Magnetic Fields
The Music Tapes ("Majesty")
Conor Oberst & the Mystic Valley Band ("Nikorette")
Radar Bros. ("Warm Rising Sun")
The Rosebuds ("Life Like")
Superchunk ("Hyper Enough")
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")