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On April 10, 2020.

On April 10, 2020, “Merge Records” label released “Songs for Pierre Chuvin” the eighteenth Mountain Goats studio album. It was recorded in March 2019, in Durham, North Carolina, and was produced by John Darnielle.

Personnel:

  • John Darnielle – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Peter Hughes – bass
  • Jon Wurster – drums
  • Matt Dougkas – guitar, accordion, woodwind, keyboards, background vocals
  • Brent Lambert – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by John Darnielle.

  1. Aulon Raid
  2. Until Olympius Returns
  3. Last Gasp at Calama
  4. For the Snakes
  5. The Wooded Hills Along the Black Sea
  6. January 31, 438
  7. Hopeful Assassins of Zeno
  8. Their Gods Do Not Have Surgeons
  9. Going to Lebanon 2
  10. Exegetic Chains

On April 7, 2015.

On April 7, 2015, “Merge Records” label released “Beat the Champ” the fifteenth Mountain Goats studio album. It was recorded in 2014 and was produced by Brandon Eggleston and Scott Solter.

Personnel:

  • John Darnielle – vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, keyboards
  • Peter Hughes – bass, electric guitar
  • Jon Wurster – drums, percussion
  • Nathan Golub – steel guitar
  • Austin Nevins – guitar
  • Brad Cook – background vocals
  • Phil Cook – organ, background vocals
  • Matt Douglas – woodwind, woodwind arrangement
  • Erik Friedlander – strings, string arrangement
  • Scott Solter – mixing
  • Brent Lambert – mastering
  • Rob Carmichael – graphic design, typography
  • Leela Corman – cover illustration, additional illustrations

Track listing:

All tracks by John Darnielle.

  1. Southwestern Territory
  2. The Legend of Chavo Guerrero
  3. Foreign Object
  4. Animal Mask
  5. Choked Out
  6. Heel Turn 2
  7. Fire Editorial
  8. Stabbed to Death Outside San Juan
  9. Werewolf Gimmick
  10. Luna
  11. Unmasked
  12. The Ballad of Bull Ramos
  13. Hair Match

On May 10, 2005.

On May 10, 2005, “Merge Records” label released “Gimme Fiction”, the fifth Spoon studio album. It was recorded July – September 2014, at “Public Hi – Fi” in Austin, Texas, and was produced by Britt Daniel, Jim Eno and Mike McCarthy.

Personnel:

  • Britt Daniel– vocals, guitar, bass, piano, keyboards, Rhodes, sound effects, memory man, tambourine, kalimba, organ, flute patch, sleigh bells, Wurlitzer, slaps, Moog, shaker
  • Jim Eno– drums, high hat, engineer
  • Eric Harvey – piano
  • Josh Zarbo – bass guitar
  • Mike McCarthy– snaps, string swoops, programming, flams, xylophone, engineer
  • Ames Asbell – viola
  • Sara Nelson – cello
  • John Painter – trumpet, trombone, saxophone
  • Eddie Robert – creepy bass
  • John Vanderslice– rings, feedbacks
  • Scott Solter– delay drum
  • Eric Bachmann– backing vocals
  • Greg Calbi– mastering
  • Sean McCabe – artwork

 Track listing:

All tracks by Britt Daniel

  1. The Beast and Dragon, Adored
  2. The Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine
  3. I Turn My Camera On
  4. My Mathematical Mind
  5. The Delicate Place
  6. Sister Jack
  7. I Summon You
  8. The Infinite Pet
  9. Was It You
  10. They never Got You
  11. Merchants of Soul

On September 14, 2004.

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On September 14, 2004, “Merge Records” label released “Funeral”, the debut Arcade Fire studio album. It was recorded 2003 – 2004, at “Hotel2Tango” in Montreal, Quebec, and was produced by Arcade Fire. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Funeral” at number 151 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Win Butler– vocals, Jaguar and 12 strings electric guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, synthesizer, bass
  • Régine Chassagne– vocals, drums, synthesizer, piano, accordion, xylophone, recorders, percussion
  • Richard Reed Parry– Rickenbacker guitar, synthesizer, organ, piano, accordion, xylophone, percussion, double bass, engineer, recording
  • Tim Kingsbury– bass, Telecaster guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Howard Bilerman– drums, guitar, engineer, recording
  • William Butler– bass, xylophone, synthesizer, percussion
  • Sarah Neufeld– violin, string arrangements
  • Owen Pallett– violin, string arrangements
  • Michael Olsen– cello
  • Pietro Amato– horn
  • Anita Fust – harp
  • Sophie Trudeau– violin
  • Jessica Moss – violin
  • Gen Heistek – viola
  • Arlen Thompson – drums
  • Arcade Fire– string arrangements, engineer, recording
  • Ryan Morey – mastering
  • Tracy Maurice – cover art
  • Hilary Treadwell – photography, insert
  • Mark Lawson – recording, engineering
  • Thierry Amar- recording assistance

Track listing:

All tracks by Arcade Fire, with help from Josh Deu on tracks 1 and 4.

  1. Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
  2. Neighborhood #2 (Laïka)
  3. Une année sans lumière
  4. Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
  5. Neighborhood #4 (7 Kettles)
  6. Crown of Love
  7. Wake Up
  8. Haiti
  9. Rebellion (Lies)
  10. In the Backseat

 

On April 18, 1994.

Superchunk_foolish

On April 18, 1994, “Merge Records” label released “Foolish”, the fourth Superchunk studio album. It was recorded November 30 – December 2, 1993, at “Pachyderm Studios”, and was produced by Brian Paulson. The cover art is by the band’s bassist, Laura Ballance.

Track listing:

  1. Like a Fool
  2. The First Part
  3. Water Wings
  4. Driveway to Driveway
  5. Saving my Ticket
  6. Kicked In
  7. Why Do You Have to Put a Date on Everything
  8. Without Blinking
  9. Keeping Track
  10. Revelations
  11. Stretched Out
  12. In a Stage Whisper

 

On March 18, 2003.

Transfiguration_of_vincent

On March 18, 2003, “Merge Records” label released “Transfiguration of Vincent” the third M. Ward studio album. “Slant Magazine” ranked the album at number 88 on its list of best albums of the 2000s.

Track listing:

All tracks by M. Ward, except where noted.

  1. Transfiguration #1
  2. Vincent O’Brien
  3. Sad, Sad Song
  4. Undertaker
  5. Duet for Guitars #3
  6. Outta My Head
  7. Involuntary
  8. Helicopter
  9. Poor Boy, Minor Key
  10. Fool Says
  11. Get to the Table on Time
  12. A Voice at the End of the Line
  13. Dead Man
  14. Let’s Dance – David Bowie
  15. Transfiguration #2