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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 »
Tampa's Merchandise were one of our 40 Best New Bands Of 2012, and we picked them to headline a Los Angeles show we curated in 2013, so I think it's fair to say we've been excited about the band for…   Read Story »
Earlier this year, Floridian postpunks Merchandise released USA '13, a split LP with fellow warehouse-show mainstays Milk Music and Destruction Unit. That record may have been the band's goodbye to…   Read Story »