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Posted March 13, 2013 by Mike Mineo in News
 
 

New Merchandise Album in April

Merchandise - Total Nite

Merchandise’s previous album, Children of Desire, was one of my favorites of 2012 — #38, in fact. Its six tracks presented a tour-de-force mixture of shoegaze, post-punk, and new-wave folk, ranging from swelling piano ballads like “Satellite” to jangly rockers (“Become What You Are”) and thrilling shoegaze tributes (“In Nightmare Room”). Though there are plenty of music fans who have not yet been treated to Children of Desire, the Tampa-based group has already completed its follow-up. Merchandise’s new album, Totale Nite, will be released April 2nd on the Night People label. Although it only features five tracks, it’s clear from their previous releases that Merchandise make the most of what space they do have.

Two tracks from the album, “Who Are You?” and “Anxiety’s Door”, can be streamed below:

Totale Night track listing:

01. Who Are You?
02. Anxiety’s Door
03. I’ll Be Gone
04. Totale Nite
05. Winter’s Dream

Merchandise tour dates:

3/7 – Savannah, GA – Savannah Stopover
3/8 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl *
3/9 – Oxford, MS – Lamar Lounge
3/10 – Denton, TX – 35 Denton Festival !
3/11 – Mcallen, TX – Galax Z Fair II @
3/12 – San Antonio, TX – The Korova
3/13 – Austin, TX – SXSW – Viceland (Vice Party)
3/14 – Austin, TX – SXSW – 1100 East 5th (Pitchfork Day Party)
3/14 – Austin, TX – SXSW – Scoot Inn (Thrasher & Converse – Death Match) #
3/15 – Austin, TX – SXSW – Mohawk (Ground Control Touring Official Showcase)
3/15 – Austin, TX – SXSW – Beerland (Ground Control Day Party)
3/16 – Austin, TX – SXSW – Red 7 (Chaos in Tejas Official Showcase)
3/18 – El Paso, TX – Black Market
3/19 – Phoenix, AZ – Dead Horse Warehouse %
3/20 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar %
3/21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo %
3/22 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory % $
3/23 – Bakersfield, CA – Munoz Gym %
3/24 – Santa Cruz, CA – 418 Project %
3/25 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Shop % ^
3/26 – Oakland, CA – New Parish % ^
3/28 – Portland, OR – Backspace %
3/29 – Vancouver, BC – The Media Club %
3/30 – Seattle, WA – Barboza %
3/31 – Olympia, WA – Northern %
4/2 – Boise, ID – Neurolux %
4/3 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby %
4/4 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater % ^
4/6 – Norman, OK – Opolis
4/7 – Houston, TX – Mango’s
4/8 – New Orleans, LA – Siberia (
4/9 – Gainesville, FL – The Atlantic (
4/10 – Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder at Florida State University
6/1 – Austin, TX – Chaos in Tejas †
6/2 – Austin, TX – Chaos in Tejas †
6/4 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada †
6/5 – Nashville, TN – Stone Fox †
6/6 – Louisville, KY – The Workhouse Ballroom †
6/7 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups †
6/8 – Pittsburgh, PA – The 6119 †
6/9 – Boston, MA – TT The Bears †
6/10 – Burlington, VT – The Monkey House †
6/11 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore †
6/12 – Toronto, ON – NXNE Music Festival †
6/13 – Toronto, ON – NXNE Music Festival †
6/15 – Brooklyn, NY – 285 Kent (Northside Music Festival) †
6/17 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s †
6/18 – Washington, DC – DC9 †
6/19 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter †
6/20 – Charlotte, NC – The Milestone †
6/21 – Atlanta, GA – 529 †
6/22 – Gainesville, FL – The Atlantic †
6/23 – Miami, FL – Churchill’s †

* w/ Chelsea Light Moving, Talk Normal
! w/ Sleep, Reigning Sound, Roky Erickson, Eyehategod, The Spits, Soft Moon, The Oh Sees, Fat Tony
@ w/ Mac Demarco, Audacity
# w/ Chelsea Light Moving, The Black Angels, Mac Demarco, King Tuff, Bleached
% w/ Wet Hair
$ w/ the Black Lips, Nick Waterhouse and Bleached
^ w/ Iceage
( w/ White Lung
† w/ Milk Music and Destruction Unit

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