Unless you have been living under a rock you probably already know Merge Records turned 20 this year and there has been celebrating a go-go from special mixes, releases, a book, and a series of live shows that were to die for.
In our little way Cause & Effect would like to celebrate the label turning 20 and to do so we asked our listeners and friends to tell us what Merge songs were their favorites. In turn we have two hours of requests to play for your listening pleasure.
Don't expect just the classic big hitters here either! Sure we have our share of Superchunk, Spoon, and Arcade Fire but we have plenty of deeper cuts to from our personal collections like Pipe, Squirrel Nut Zippers, The Honor Role family tree, Bricks, Spent, the more more more.
Thank you Merge for two decades of music that makes us remember why we love music so much. I've spent my entire adult life listening to this music and my fingers are crossed that there will be plenty more decades to come. I can dream of an indie rock nursing home, right? I already have the Granny dresses and sweaters that smell like moth balls.
Anyhow please join us tonight for a very special edition of Cause & Effect and thanks to all who recommended music for our set. We heart you and this show is dedicated to you.
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