Merge Records Turns 25, Creates Rdio Playlist to Celebrate
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:03:31
Happy 25th birthday to the mighty indie label Merge Records, which got its start in North Cackalacka.
The half-century mark, baby!
Yep, the venerable and college radio-loved indie label turns 25 this year. To celebrate, Merge has created an exclusive playlist of must-hear songs just for Rdio listeners.
Clocking in at over 400 minutes (!), "Merge25: The Essentials" playlist spans the label's history, which grew from a tiny indie label pressing up 7-inch records in 1989 to the internationally respected music company it is today.
The playlist brings together more than 100 tracks from key artists like Arcade Fire, Redd Kross, Lou Barlow, Spoon, The Magnetic Fields, Neutral Milk Hotel and, of course, Superchunk, whose members Laura Ballance and Mac McCaughan started the label.
You'll find the playlist to be all you need in order to become a Merge expert right away!
Listen to the Merge x Rdio playlist below.
What is your favorite Merge artist or song or release?