Cover Versions, Remixes, Big Names Added To Merge Records' Anniversary Box Set

Cover Versions, Remixes, Big Names Added To Merge Records' Anniversary Box Set
Since we last dropped word of Merge Records’ 20th anniversary bash, the label has leaked a pile of new details, and some exciting ones at that. To recap, the North Carolina indie powerhouse will be celebrating its 20th with SCORE!, a subscription-only box set that will feature 14 celeb-curated collections of solid-gold Merge classics and, as we now know, some extra goodies as well.

And just what are those extra goodies? Well, along with the comps, Merge will be including a whole disc of covers, with a pretty impressive cast of artists (which you can find below) reinterpreting a choice selection of Merge favourites. Also, there is a bonus remix disc that — you guessed it — finds an equally impressive cast redoing a chunk of Merge tracks.

Sounds pretty sweet, right? It even sounds sweeter backed by the fact that, if you order your subscription before November 8, Merge will cut you a deal and give you a bit of a discount. See? Sweet.

Along with the finalized list of celebrity curators, here are all the cover-disc participants and remixers named so far:

SCORE! curators:

Peter Buck
Phil Morrison
Amy Poehler
David Byrne
Miranda July
Jonathan Lethem
Marcel Dzama
David Chang
Georgia Hubley
Zach Galifianakis
Alex Ross
Marjane Satrapi
Andrea Zittel and Kara Walker

Cover artists:

Death Cab for Cutie
The National
Ryan Adams
The New Pornographers
Bright Eyes
Jens Lekman with Tracey Thorn
Okkervil River
The Mountain Goats
Les Savy Fav
Bill Callahan
Ted Leo
Times New Viking
The Apples in Stereo
Laura Cantrell
Barbara Manning


Junior Boys
Gregg "Girl Talk" Gillis and Frank Musarra's Trey Told 'Em
Barbara Morgenstern
John McEntire
Mark Robinson
Hands Off Cuba
Four Tet
Jason Forrest