Friday, March 07, 2008

Merge emerges

Although the large online music retailers are handy for the breadth of their content, there's still much to be said for the inhouse operations, too. Obviously, depending on the label.

Merge Record's store is a case in point - alongside the current catalogue, they're taking the chance to make rarities, deletions and other delights available, starting with a Superchunk live compilation (The Clambakes Series Vol. 1: Acoustic In-Stores East & West, in case you're wondering.) There are promises of free stuff in the future, too. It's less a retail branding solution, more an act of love.