Battles, Caribou, Jason Forrest, Kieran Hebden Confirmed for The Merge Remix Album
MRG Discography Cover Art Book To Be Included in Box
The November 8 deadline is looming for discounted pre-orders at mergerecords.com for SCORE! Merge Records: The First 20 Years, a deluxe subscription-only box set featuring 14 curated Merge compilations, an entire album of non-Merge artists covering their favorite tracks from the Merge catalogue, a remix collection featuring reinterpretations of Merge classics, MRG, the discography cover art book, and more.
Subscribers will receive the sixteen CDs, MRG, and other exclusive content in the mail throughout 2009, Merge’s 20th Anniversary year, as well as a special box to put them all in.
Quantities will be limited to the number of subscribers who enroll prior to the January 2009 delivery of the first two volumes (curated respectively by Peter Buck of R.E.M. and director Phil Morrison).
Those ordering before November 8 will receive the entire collection for $179. After that date, the price will be $199 until pre-orders close in January (exact date TBD).
The Merge Covers Album is nearing completion, with the following artists having contributed interpretations of their favorites from the Merge catalogue (and a few more expected):
Apples In Stereo
Death Cab for Cutie
Les Savy Fav
Times New Viking
Tracey Thorn & Jens Lekman
The Merge Remix Album is nearly finished as well, with mixes having been submitted thus far by:
Hands Off Cuba
Kieran Hebden (Four Tet)
Trey Told ‘Em (Gregg Gillis & Frank Musarra)
As previously announced, the full list of curators for the next 12 volumes has been confirmed and is as follows: Amy Poehler, David Byrne, Miranda July, Jonathan Lethem, artist Marcel Dzama, Momofuku chef David Chang, Georgia Hubley of Yo La Tengo, Zach Galifianakis, New Yorker critic/The Rest Is Noise author Alex Ross, Persepolis author Marjane Satrapi, and artists Andrea Zittel and Kara Walker.
The entire SCORE! Merge Records: The First 20 Years project will benefit specific charitable causes handpicked by these curators.
To subscribe to SCORE! Merge Records: The First 20 Years: http://tinyurl.com/46ha7d