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Music is a messy thing. There's too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of it -- or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days…   Read Story »
It's hard to believe that Florida punks Merchandise haven't played on television before considering they've been around for a few years and picked up a decent amount of buzz for their latest album,…   Read Story »
Back in August, Merchandise released their great new LP, After The End, making our 5 Best Songs more than once and earning a reputation for re-dressing '80s tropes for the 21st century. Michael…   Read Story »
Merchandise are on tour right now supporting star-turn After The End, and in the midst of their travels they've shared the video for album highlight "Telephone." It's directed by the band and…   Read Story »
Merchandise just released their new album, After The End, which we've covered in depth, and now they're out on tour. The band stopped by the Echoplex in Los Angeles this past weekend, and we sent…   Read Story »
When you drive through Tampa's Seminole Heights neighborhood, you will pass an endless collection of gas stations and strip malls, the latter seeming to surrender their final delayed breath into the…   Read Story »
The members of the Tampa, Florida band Merchandise started out as products of their city's estimable DIY punk scene, but their stated goal has always been to move their sound in a "pop" direction, to…   Read Story »
Here's a first -- the three best songs this week all had one common denominator: Nicki Minaj. It was the week of "Anaconda," of course, but Nicki also jumped in on tracks by BeyoncĂ© and Juicy J, and…   Read Story »
I've already written at some length about Merchandise's upcoming LP, After The End, and most of my analysis of the album can be broken into three component pieces: stunned, breathless praise;…   Read Story »
Yeah, it was Weird Al Week round here -- from "Foil" to "Handy" to "Tacky" to "Word Crimes" to "Sports Song," Al coulda claimed spots 1 - 5 on this week's 5 Best Songs and no one would have disagreed…   Read Story »