Merge Records Welcomes William Tyler & Reigning Sound – CMJ Showcase on Tap

Merge Records has announced the addition of two new artists to the respected indie label. William Tyler has long been associated with Merge through his lengthy career as multi-instrumentalist in Lambchop. His 2011 debut solo album was described by Pitchfork as “arguably the most vital, energized album by an American solo guitarist in a decade or more.”

Reigning Sound was formed in 2001 by Memphis  garage-punk legend Greg Cartwright, who is also known for his bands The Compulsive Gamblers and The Oblivians. The A.V. Club says: “Cartwright’s songwriting draws on Stax, Sun, and the Brill Building, combining a classic pop structure—simple and memorable—with a fair amount of only-got-this-studio-booked-for-an-hour immediacy.”  Both artists will be releasing new albums in 2013.

To celebrate, Merge will be hosting their first CMJ showcase since 2008. Tickets are on sale this Friday (9/21) via the Mercury Lounge.

Merge Records Showcase

Thursday, October 18 @ Mercury Lounge
217 E. Houston St. b/t Ludlow & Essex

Show starts at 7:30 pm

In order from first to last:
William Tyler
Mac McCaughan
Eleanor Friedberger
Reigning Sound

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