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    Fri, 06 Mar 2009 15:43:23

    Merge Reveals Anniversary Album Details - Including contributions from Bright Eyes and Death Cab For Cutie

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    Merge Records has finally unveiled the tracklisting behind its anniversary album, SCORE! 20 Years of Merge Records: The Covers. Due out April 7, it includes a collaboration between the National and St. Vincent (Crooked Fingers’ “Sleep All Summer”), an Apples In Stereo rendition of Neutral Milk Hotel’s “King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 3,” and a Bright Eyes version of Magnetic Fields’ “Papa Was a Rodeo.” Pre-order details are available at www.mergerecords.com.

    Here’s the full tracklisting:
    Quasi - “Beautiful Things” (3Ds cover)
    Les Savy Fav - “Precision Auto” (Superchunk cover)
    The Shins - “Plenty Is Never Enough” (Tenement Halls cover)
    St. Vincent and the National - “Sleep All Summer” (Crooked Fingers cover)
    Broken Social Scene - “Complications” (The Clean cover)
    Ryan Adams - “Like a Fool” (Superchunk cover)
    Bright Eyes - “Papa Was a Rodeo” (Magnetic Fields cover)
    Lavender Diamond - “New Ways of Living” (Destroyer cover)
    The Apples in Stereo - “King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 3″ (Neutral Milk Hotel cover)
    Laura Cantrell - “Cowboy on the Moon” (Lambchop cover)
    Bill Callahan - “Santa Maria” (Versus cover)
    Barbara Manning - “Through With People” (Portastatic cover)
    The Mountain Goats - “Drug Life” (East River Pipe cover)
    The New Pornographers - “Don’t Destroy This Night” (Rock*A*Teens cover)
    Tracey Thorn and Jens Lekman - “Yeah! Oh, Yeah!” (Magnetic Fields cover)
    The Hive Dwellers - “My Noise” (Superchunk cover)
    Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - “The Numbered Head” (Robert Pollard cover)
    Okkervil River - “All You Little Suckers” (East River Pipe cover)
    Death Cab for Cutie -”Kicked In” (Superchunk cover)
    Times New Viking - “Neighborhood #1″ (Arcade Fire cover)

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    03.06.09



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