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We published our 50 Best New Bands of 2015 list this week, which is exciting! We love to debate things here at the ‘Gum, and putting together that thing took a lot of back-and-forth emailing and maybe even a few IRL conversations. The best songs of the week this time around doesn’t boast any “new” More »

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 of music, of making sense of a whole year, is a fool’s… More »

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 aqueous Florida air. You will pass a laundromat whose wan teal sign looks as if it hasn’t been touched since the 1950s. You will… More »

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David Vassalotti – “Lady Day Redux” (Stereogum Premiere)

Last week we heard "Ines De Castro," the lead single from Merchandise guitarist David Vassalotti's new solo album Broken Rope. Here's another great track from…
Chris DeVille | January 20, 2016 - 11:01 am

David Vassalotti – “Ines De Castro”

In the early days of this year, it looks like Merchandise frontman Carson Cox is going to be keeping busy with his side project Death
Tom Breihan | January 12, 2016 - 1:39 pm

Death Index – “Little ‘N’ Pretty” Video

Merchandise release their most recent album, After The End, back in 2014, and though the band has been fairly quiet since, it doesn't mean they…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 8, 2016 - 2:02 pm

Merchandise – “Red Sun” (Feat. Dum Dum Girls) (Stereogum Premiere)

Just a couple of years ago, it would've seemed -- well, maybe not unthinkable, but certainly a little unexpected for Merchandise and Dum Dum Girls…
Peter Helman | October 19, 2015 - 9:29 am

Watch Merchandise Make Their TV Debut On Album De La Semaine

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…
James Rettig | November 17, 2014 - 9:56 am

Merchandise – “Green Lady (Ninos Du Brasil Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 14, 2014 - 9:30 am

Merchandise – “Telephone” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

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…
Chris DeVille | October 10, 2014 - 10:00 am

Photos: Merchandise @ The Echoplex, LA 9/27/14

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…
Miles Bowe | September 29, 2014 - 2:10 pm

Stream Merchandise After The End

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…
Tom Breihan | August 18, 2014 - 8:47 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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,…
Michael Nelson | August 8, 2014 - 5:44 pm

Merchandise – “Green Lady” (Stereogum Premiere)

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…
Michael Nelson | August 6, 2014 - 9:01 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Yeah, it was Weird Al Week round here -- from "Foil" to "Handy" to "Tacky" to "Word Crimes" to "Sports Song," Al coulda claimed spots…
Stereogum | July 18, 2014 - 5:35 pm

Merchandise – “Enemy” Video

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…
Michael Nelson | July 15, 2014 - 10:42 am

Merchandise – “Little Killer” Video

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…
Tom Breihan | May 29, 2014 - 10:11 am

Merchandise – “No You And Me”

Last month, Merchandise, Milk Music, and Destruction Unit came together to release a limited three-way split LP titled USA '13. The first of those bands…
Miles Bowe | May 6, 2014 - 2:24 pm

Merchandise – “Figured Out”

The torrent of Record Store Day releases continues with a new split LP called USA '13 featuring Merchandise, Destruction Unit, and Milk Music via Chaos…
Chris DeVille | March 19, 2014 - 11:04 am

Merchandise – “Begging For Your Life / In The City Light (Edit)”

Floridian post-punks Merchandise have undergone quite a transformation since we named them one of the best new bands back in 2012. They expanded from a…
James Rettig | January 14, 2014 - 11:05 am