Looks like we've got ourself some writers. To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Mac and Laura have teamed up with author John Cook to compile an oral history of the Merge rise to power. You'd be hard-pressed to get me to speak ill of those kids, my antipathy towards the exceedingly boring Arcade Fire aside and this book will not give any fuel for my personal bonfire of negativity. Read about Mac's dreadlocked past, the demise of the Merge proprietors relationship and revel in an awesome tale of Superchunk uber-roadie Dewitt snuffing a Seam drummer (not that I would venture that to be especially difficult). Good good stuff, and you really can't beat the price. Get all the skinny from the Our Noise official web presence and/or grab it from the good folk of Merge here.