20 years of Merge Records

August 30, 2009 

  • John Cook with Mac McCaughan and Laura Ballance

    Algonquin,

    289 pages

It's a big year for Mac McCaughan and Laura Ballance, founders of Merge Records. The independent record label, started in their Chapel Hill apartment, hit the 20-year mark and is considered a rare success in the industry. Next month, a book will be published chronicling in photos and stories Merge's rise to prominence. It was co-written with John Cook, a Gawker media reporter. McCaughan and Ballance, who are also members of Superchunk, will play some of their favorite songs and show slides at three Triangle events coming up.

7 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Regulator Bookshop in Durham.

3:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Bull's Head Bookshop at UNC-Chapel Hill.

7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh.

To take a look at the new book: www.ournoisebook.com

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