Holy crow, we are always struggling to keep up with all aspects of running and growing a record label. Man..... it's not easy! In the next few weeks we are going to be announcing some new staff and giving a heads up to some real positive changes we are implementing here at MER and Nanobox. To date it's mainly been myself and Jeff Smith running MER and NB with some occasional much needed and appreciated help from Charlie Sweeney, Baird Buchanan and a few others like Michael Sturrock, Rob Wade and probably a few friends I'm forgetting - sorry.
So, we really apologize for always being behind, on reviewing new material, updating the website, getting newsletters out etc. We do never slack on fulfilling orders tho. Anyway, real soon we will be implementing improvements and introducing you to a few new staff members including a co-owner of MER and NB. No one can be successful alone.
Okay, here's info about new music - Origami Horses released their debut "Trashola!" digitally on Sept 9, 2013. The record is AWESOME! You must go purchase and support this band - it's a great listen for fans of Velvet Underground, Modest Mouse, White Stripes, etc. Great songwriting and performance from this Canterbury, UK now 3 piece with styles which could be called garage rock, alternative rock, brit rock, noise rock, ... you get the idea.
Check out Dumb Luck off "Trashola!"
"Trashola!" will be available on vinyl later this year, and in all honestly we are probably looking at December for the LP to drop.
Quick info on other releases; Akuma "For the Beloved Bones" 9/24/2013 digital release, GirlsOnDrugs Washd/ National 7" drops October 2013, Summoner "Atlantian" is being mastered as I type - that record, both the vinyl and digital are scheduled for a November release. Stay tuned! Support music, these great artists and the labels with purchases. Thank you! MER HQ