Various 'Merge Records: a 25th Anniversary Tribute'

Various 'Merge Records: a 25th Anniversary Tribute'
Merge Records has been highlighting its silver anniversary this year with a 7-inch series and a load of reissue LPs from the likes of Lambchop and Superchunk, but the celebrations don't stop at the source. A group of Ottawa-area outfits are now saluting their favourite label with a freebie comp, Merge Records: a 25th Anniversary Tribute.

The 15-song set finds artists like Bandeeto Colin, Dead Bees, Orienteers, Charlie Broughton and more putting their own spin on familiar tracks from the likes of Superchunk, saluted here on three different covers, Arcade Fire, Neutral Milk Hotel, Polvo and more.

"You'll hear the influences of Merge artists pretty clearly in this town's music, and their story ingrained in our DNA," a statement explains. You can find out for yourself how much the city loves Merge by downloading the package here.