Good news for Merge Records fans who desire instant gratification when purchasing music. The North Carolina-based indie label home to Dinosaur Jr., Caribou, and a ton of others has announced the opening of its digital store. Releases will be high quality MP3s or CD-quality FLAC files, with full album artwork and liner notes.
Not that buying digital releases direct from the label is anything new, but a recent newsletter states that rare, unreleased, and out-of-print material will be available exclusively through the store, in addition to the Merge's regular catalog. So if you're not interested in digging through 10,000 pieces of vinyl at the record store to find that out-of-print Teenage Fanclub single, click here and get shopping.