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 re-dressing ’80s tropes for the 21st century. Michael appropriately deemed the record worthy of a John Hughes soundtrack. Needless to say, the songs on After The End boast the kind of throwback quality that warrant a remix, something to strip them down and shove them into a more contemporary moment. Ninos Du Brasil are a percussion group who, despite their disorienting moniker, actually hail from Italy. Their remix of “Green Lady” slows down Carson Cox’s morose voice, making his lyrics practically indiscernible, while speeding up the layered, atmospheric sounds that make After The End so unique in comparison with Merchandise’s earlier work. Coupled with their own drumming and re-wrought electronics, Ninos Du Brasil transform “Green Lady” into something astral, expelled from the outer rings of a forcefield. Listen below.

Also, ICYMI, here’s the band’s most recent video, for their excellent single “Telephone”:

Merchandise and Ninos Du Brasil play tonight at Music Hall Of Williamsburg (With Lower). Here are the band’s remaining tour dates:

10/14 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (w/ Lower & Ninos Du Brasil)
10/15 Toronto, Ontario @ Wrongbar (w/ Lower)
10/16 Ottawa @ House of Targ (w/ Lower)
10/17 Montreal @ La Vitrola (w/ Lower)
10/18 Boston, MA @ Great Scott (w/ Lower)
10/21 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church (w/ Ninos Du Brasil)
10/22 Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage (w/ Ninos Du Brasil)
10/23 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter (w/ Ninos Du Brasil)
10/24 Raleigh, NC @ Kings (w/ Ninos Du Brasil)
10/25 Atlanta, GA @ Mammal Gallery (w/ Ninos Du Brasil)

After The End is out now on 4AD.