Merge Records will celebrate its upcoming 20th anniversary in operation with SCORE! Merge Records: The First 20 Years. Preorders for this deluxe subscription-only box set, which includes special artwork and packaging, begin September 8th and quantities will be limited to the number of subscribers enrolled between Sept. 8th and the January 2009 delivery of the first two volumes.
A total of 14 custom compilations will each feature the curators’ handpicked Merge selections as well as exclusively commissioned original artwork. These compilations and additional exclusive content will be delivered only to SCORE! subscribers throughout Merge’s 20th anniversary year of 2009.
The curators of the first volumes will be Peter Buck of R.E.M. and Phil Morrison, director of Junebug, “The Upright Citizens Brigade” and numerous music videos. Curators for future volumes will include Amy Poehler, David Byrne, author Jonathan Lethem, artist Marcel Dzama, Momofuku chef David Chang and many more to be announced.
Additionally, the entire SCORE! Merge Records: The First 20 Years project will benefit specific charitable causes handpicked by the curators.
Watch for future announcements regarding SCORE!-related projects and special events commemorating the first two decades of the label that has brought us the likes of Arcade Fire, Spoon, M. Ward, Conor Oberst, She & Him, Neutral Milk Hotel, Superchunk and so many more.
Merge Records: website
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