Turning thirty – It marks the end of youth, the beginning of a new decade and an official transition into adulthood. Saying goodbye to your 20’s is a difficult milestone for most. Some celebrate with extravagant trips to exotic places, others don’t celebrate at all.
The latter is not the case for indie label Merge Records, who will be turning 30 years old in 2019. Put on your party hat and get ready to ring in dirty thirty! To celebrate the big 3-0, Merge Records will be hosting their own birthday bash by putting on the MRG Music Festival in North Carolina from July 24th through the 27th.
What birthday party is complete without party favors? To celebrate with fans, the label has announced a vinyl subscription series, cleverly titled “Born Under a Good Sign”. Subscriptions, which will include four new albums of previously unreleased material from Merge artists on limited edition colored vinyl, subscriber only 7″ records, merchandise, and more are available for purchase now. According to Pitchfork, a portion of the proceeds will go to a charitable cause. Merge Records will be donating to RAICES, a nonprofit organization providing legal services to immigrant children, families, and refugees in Texas.
Earlier this year Merge Records signed Fucked Up, Mike Krol, Swearin and more.