Merge Records, a label that’s always loved a good anniversary party, announced the final lineups for its four-day, 25th-anniversary celebration this morning. And what was already a great docket has now become kind of insane. On the fest’s opening day, for instance, both William Tyler and Mount Moriah will open for Lambchop, who will (as previously announced) perform 2000’s newly reissued Nixon in its entirety in Duke’s Baldwin Auditorium. Tyler, of course, was a member of Lambchop for years, while Mount Moriah recorded last year’s Miracle Temple with longtime Lambchop producer Mark Nevers. It’s a brilliant bill.

Other additions include Reigning Sound, David Kilgour, Mike Cronin, Eleanor Friedberger, new signee Hiss Golden Messenger and eight others. Festival-long passes are sold out, though tickets remain for Thursday’s show at Cat’s Cradle and Saturday’s outdoor show in Carrboro. Individual tickets for the aforementioned Lambchop bill go on sale April 22. Check the complete lineups after the jump.

[jump]Wednesday, July 23, at Baldwin Auditorium

Lambchop performs Nixon

Mount Moriah

William Tyler

Thursday, July 24, at Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC


Reigning Sound

The Rock*A*Teens

The Clientele


Eleanor Friedberger

Amor de Días

Hiss Golden Messenger

Friday, July 25, at Cat’s Cradle


Wye Oak

The Mountain Goats

David Kilgour & the Heavy 8s

Imperial Teen


Saint Rich

Vertical Scratchers

Saturday, July 26, in Carrboro (outdoors)

Neutral Milk Hotel


Teenage Fanclub

Bob Mould

Mikal Cronin

Ex Hex

The Love Language

The Music Tapes