WIN THIS: Merge Giveaway

December 8, 2010 • 54 Comments ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS MERGE . Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, I think it’s time that I can safely declare my love of holiday tunes. Last winter, I was belting, humming,…


October 18, 2010

CMJ Giveaway: The Extra Lens & Our Noise

16 Comments October 18, 2010 • 16 Comments In New York City, fall is marked by the leaves in Central Park changing color, the sun setting well before the end of the work day, the return of chunky knitwear and thigh-high boots, and…


August 13, 2010

Arcade Fire Tops Charts–Topples Eminem

11 Comments August 13, 2010 • 11 Comments THE SUBURBS–the new album from ARCADE FIRE, the Montreal-based, indie-rock sensation–has landed at #1 on Billboard’s Album Chart, beating out Eminem’s “Recovery” and Lady Gaga’s “The Fame.” Total copies sold in the first week? 156,000!…


August 3, 2010

More From Merge: The New Arcade Fire Album

1 Comment August 3, 2010 • 1 Comment Christinne Muschi for The New York Times Arcade Fire, the indie-rock band that surprised everyone with its meteoric rise, releases its third CD, “The Suburbs,” today. The album is already receiving amazing reviews and attention,…


December 8, 2009

Our Fruitcake-Free Holiday Gift Guide

No Comments December 8, 2009 • No Comments Don’t want to give Dad a pair of GoldToe socks again this year? We don’t blame you. That’s why no matter who’s on your list, Algonquin has the perfect gift… For Her Going Away Shoes…


October 16, 2009

And the Winners are…

No Comments October 16, 2009 • No Comments has spoken, and we are excited to announce the winners of this week’s Book Booty prize!  Marianne D., Kim K., Cat W., Paul B. and Mary E-B. are each going to receive a copy…


October 13, 2009

Live Chat Recap

No Comments October 13, 2009 • No Comments Yesterday on the Our Noise website we were excited to host a live chat with Merge Records founders Mac McCaughan and Laura Ballance, along with writer John Cook. A special thanks to Michael Azerrad, author…


October 9, 2009

Happy Anniversary Merge Records — and a giveaway!

23 Comments October 9, 2009 • 23 Comments You scene kids probably already know about Merge Records (the awesome little label that produces some of the biggest indie bands out there–Arcade Fire, Spoon, Magnetic Fields–and just happens to be our “next-door neighbor” in…