Merge Records has a had a big year of releases so far this year and there are still a few to go, but the label is already looking ahead to 2013. They just signed two new acts, The Reigning Sound and singer-songwriter William Tyler.
The Reigning Sound formed in Memphis and are now based in Asheville. They are led by veteran garage rock singer-songwriter Greg Cartwright.
Singer-songwriter William Tyler played guitar in Lambchop for years before heading out on his own. He released his debut album in 2011 and was all over this year's Hopscotch Festival playing with Hiss Golden Messenger and Megafaun in addition to his own headline show.
Merge plans to release new albums by each of their new signees next year.