A&E Blog: First impressions of ... the Merge Records covers discMerge Records is 20 years old, and the indie rock institution is celebrating in a big way.
Merge Records is 20 years old. To celebrate, the indie rock institution will soon release "The Covers!" (individually, as a limited edition, or part of the larger "Score!" subscription-based box set).
The disc is an amazing collection of songs spanning the label's existence, covered by some of the most popular (non-Merge) indie bands around, such as Quasi, Les Savy Fav, the Shins, Ryan Adams, Bright Eyes, the New Pornographers, Okkervil River, Death Cab for Cutie, Times New Viking and many more.
Budgeteer reporter Matthew R. Perrine recently reviewed "The Covers!" on his blog, Fly High, Duluth! Read the full entry at www.areavoices.com/mperrine.