Merge Records Night Returns for Fourth Year

Annual Event to be Held at DBAP on August 4

Merge Night at BullsThe Durham Bulls and Merge Records have teamed up for the fourth straight year to present the annual Merge Records Night at the DBAP, taking place on August 4. Durham-based independent label Merge will curate Bulls’ at-bat music, as the two Bull City icons will celebrate baseball and music for that night’s 7:05 p.m. contest against the Norfolk Tides.

Prior to the game Merge artists will be featured, as The Mountain Goats frontman and songwriter John Darnielle will throw a ceremonial first pitch, and Nashville-based guitarist William Tyler will perform the National Anthem. For the second year in a row, fans have the ability to purchase a Terrace View ticket and get a limited edition sampler CD of this season’s featured at-bat songs for just $8.99. The ticket/CD combo is available here by entering the promo code MERGE.

Merge x Durham Bulls sampler CD track listing:

  1. The Mountain Goats  “Choked Out”
  2. Wye Oak “Watching the Waiting”
  3.    Little Scream “Love as a Weapon”
  4.    M. Ward “Girl from Conejo Valley”
  5.    William Tyler “Kingdom of Jones”
  6.    Mount Moriah “Cardinal Cross”
  7.    Eric Bachmann “Carolina”
  8. Bob Mould “Voices In My Head”
  9. Will Butler “Madonna Can’t Save Me Now”
  10. A Giant Dog “Sleep When Dead”
  11. Benji Hughes “Magic Summertime”
  12. Hiss Golden Messenger “Biloxi”
  13. The Clientele “E.M.P.T.Y.”
  14. Superchunk “Seed Toss”

In addition to the game on August 4, Merge co-founder and Superchunk bassist Laura Ballance is spinning Merge records with WUNC’s Eric Hodge from noon to midnight on North Carolina Public Radio’s new music station.  You can listen in for music and conversation about all things Merge from 12-12 at Laura is also joining Eric Hodge for an interview about the history of Merge Records that day on WUNC’s Morning Edition. Fans are encouraged to tune in prior to heading to the ballpark.

The Durham Bulls return to the DBAP for a six-game homestand on Monday, July 25. Single-game tickets and group ticket packages are available now. For more information visit, the Frontier Communications Ticket Office, or call 919.956.BULL.

Thanks to DBBC’s Matt Sutor for this capcom story & graphic.

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