Used / Very Good
2009, Paperback, 333 pages, approx 5"x5"
For twenty years, North Carolina's Merge Records has embodied the spirit of independent music. Started in 1989 by Laura Balance and Mac McCaughan, Merge has followed a simple mission: to put out music from bands they like. From the early singles by the founders' own Superchunk and fellow North Carolina bands, through Arcade Fire's bestselling Funeral and beyond, this book chronicles twenty years of indie rock through the label's visual incarnation: the album cover. Photographed in the hands of band members, Merge staffers, and friends.