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Merchandise – “Right Back To The Start” Video (Feat. Priests’ Katie Alice Greer & Snail Mail’s Lindsey Jordan)

Back in November, when Merchandise were on tour in support of their new album A Corpse Wired For Sound, frontman Carson Cox passed out backstage and fractured his jaw, forcing the band to reschedule a whole bunch of upcoming dates. Thankfully, Cox is all better now, and to prove it, he’s shared a new video for album track “Right Back To The Start.” Like all of the videos for the album, this one was directed by Cox himself, and he stars in it along with Katie Alice Greer of Priests, the DC punk band who just released their kickass debut, and Snail Mail’s Lindsey Jordan. As Cox explains:

The song “Right Back to the Start” is about finding yourself repeating old scenarios. The video plays out like a modern version of a classical tragedy. “The Spider” (the 3 different women who all bear striking resemblance) is the magnetic antagonist to the “Tragic protagonist” (the man following the Spider) who can’t understand what’s going on, following the Spider over and over. The faces may change but the story stays the same. The narrator (Lindsey Jordan) sings along, as a greek chorus would. The video’s storyline was heavily influenced by the film Vertigo and the genius of Rod Serling. We filmed the project over a weekend in December in Washington, DC with cameraman Drew Hagelin.

Watch the video and check out the rescheduled tour dates below.

Tour dates:

03/05 Okeechobee, FL @ Okeechobee Music & Arts Fest
03/10 St. Petersburg, FL@ Paper Crane #
03/11 Tallahassee, FL @ The Wilbury #
03/12 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia #
03/14 Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown # §
03/19 Dallas, TX@ Not So Fun Wknd #
03/28 Paris @ Supersonic
03/29 Lyon @ Sonic
03/30 Clemont-Ferrand @ Le Baraka
03/31 Barcelona @ Razzmatazz III
04/01 Madrid @Taboo
04/02 Nantes @ La Dynamo
04/04 London @ Oslo
04/05 Brussels @ Witloof Bar – Botanique
04/06 Cologne @ MTC
04/07 Hamburg @ Hafenklang
04/10 Gansk @ Krzyslek
04/11 Vilnius @ Kablys
04/12 Warsaw @ Café Kulturnalna / Poglos
04/13 Krakow @ RE
04/14 Prague @ Café v Iese
04/16 Budapest @ Dürer Kert
04/18 Bucharest @ Control Club
04/19 Belgrade @ Elektropionir
04/20 Zagreb @ Mocvara
04/21 Munich @ Kranhalle
04/22 Luxembourg @ Kulturfabrik (Out Of Crowd Festival)
05/28 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive %
06/01 Seattle, WA @ Barboza %
06/02 Vancouver, B.C.@ Fortune %
06/03 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios %
06/06 San Francisco, CA @Swedish American Hall %
06/08 Los Angeles, CA @The Echo %
06/09 San Diego, CA @ Hideout %
06/10 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar %
06/14 Austin, TX @ Sidewinder %

# w/ Chain Of Flowers
§ w/ Molly Burch
% w/ B Boys

A Corpse Wired For Sound is out now via 4AD.