There's been so much going on with Merge this year, we almost forgot about the Merge remix album. We first mentioned it back in January with the other initial news of the anniversary festivities. After all this time though, it's back on our radar because the track list and released date has been announced.
The remixers include Caribou, Xiu Xiu, Junior Boys, +/- and others. The remixees include everything from the bigwigs like Spoon, Arcade Fire to lesser known bands like Guv'ner and Pram. Locals groups The Rosebuds and Polvo even get the remix treatment on the release. Check out the full track list after the break.
Score! 20 Years of Merge Records: The Remixes will be released on November 17. Like with many of the other anniversary items that have been released, proceeds from the limited edition release will go to benefit charities chosen by the Score! curators.
1. Caribou - "Kalgon" (Polvo)
2. Barbara Morgenstern - "Mother of Pearl" (Pram)
3. Four Tet - "Baby’s Way Cruel" (Guv’ner)
4. The Blow - "Drill Me (I Was So There Remix)" (Portastatic)
5. John McEntire - "The Ghost of You Lingers" (Spoon)
6. Jason Forrest - "No Cars Go" (Arcade Fire)
7. Xiu Xiu - "Volcana! (I Hope Your Train Crashes Remix)" (The 6ths)
8. +/- - "Bow to the Middle" (The Rosebuds)
9. Hands Off Cuba - "Irene" (Caribou)
10. Mark Robinson - "Washington DC" (The Magnetic Fields)
11. Junior Boys - "The Nashville Parent" (Lambchop)