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.
John Darnielle – vocals, guitar, piano Peter Hughes – bass Jon Wurster – drums Matt Dougkas – guitar, accordion, woodwind, keyboards, background vocals Brent Lambert – mastering
All tracks by John Darnielle.
Aulon Raid Until Olympius Returns Last Gasp at Calama For the Snakes The Wooded Hills Along the Black Sea January 31, 438 Hopeful Assassins of Zeno Their Gods Do Not Have Surgeons Going to Lebanon 2 Exegetic Chains
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.
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
All tracks by John Darnielle.
Southwestern Territory The Legend of Chavo Guerrero Foreign Object Animal Mask Choked Out Heel Turn 2 Fire Editorial Stabbed to Death Outside San Juan Werewolf Gimmick Luna Unmasked The Ballad of Bull Ramos Hair Match
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.
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
All tracks by Britt Daniel
The Beast and Dragon, Adored
The Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine
I Turn My Camera On
My Mathematical Mind
The Delicate Place
I Summon You
The Infinite Pet
Was It You
They never Got You
Merchants of Soul
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”.
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
All tracks by Arcade Fire, with help from Josh Deu on tracks
1 and 4.
Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
Neighborhood #2 (Laïka)
Une année sans lumière
Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
Neighborhood #4 (7 Kettles)
Crown of Love
In the Backseat
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.
Like a Fool
The First Part
Driveway to Driveway
Saving my Ticket
Why Do You Have to Put a Date on Everything
In a Stage Whisper
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.
All tracks by M. Ward, except where noted.
Sad, Sad Song
Duet for Guitars #3
Outta My Head
Poor Boy, Minor Key
Get to the Table on Time
A Voice at the End of the Line
Let’s Dance – David Bowie