Posted in music | tour dates on January 10, 2013

by Bill Pearis

Merchandise @ WIERD, 9/13/2012 (more by Phil Maier)

Merchandise, who just played a couple NYC shows right around New Year's, have announced the follow-up to last year's Children of Desire. The new record, a five-song 12" titled Totale Nite, will be out on the Night People label sometime this spring. They're calling it an album and if it contains two 10-minute plus tracks like Children of Desire did, I guess it could be.

The first taste of Totale Nite, "Anxiety's Door," clocks in at seven minutes, and picks right up where the last album left off with heavy romance and mid-'80s sounding gothy alt-rock vibes. You can stream it below. The drum machine is still there, for those hoping Elsner Nino would make his recorded appearance here. While I like a real drummer in the live setting, I actually really like a drum machine with this kind of music, especially the syn-toms.

Merchandise will be spending much of the spring on tour, hitting SXSW pretty hard and heading West from there. No new NYC dates have been announced, but you can check out their schedule below, along with that new song stream.


Merchandise - 2013 Tour Dates
03-07 Savannah, GA - The Savannah Stopover
03-08 Atlanta, GA - The Earl *
03-09 Oxford, MS - Lamar Lounge
03-10 Denton, TX - 35 Denton Festival
03-11 McAllen, TX - Cine El Rey Theatre (GALAX Z FAIR II) !
03-12 San Antonio, TX - Korova
03-13 Austin, TX - SXSW
03-14 Austin, TX - SXSW
03-15 Austin, TX - SXSW
03-16 Austin, TX - SXSW
03-18 El Paso, TX - Black Market
03-19 Phoenix, AZ - Dead Horse Warehouse #
03-20 San Diego, CA - The Soda Bar #
03-21 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo #
03-22 Santa Ana, CA - Observatory (Burgerama Festival) #$
03-23 Bakersfield, CA - Munoz Gym #
03-24 Santa Cruz, CA - The 418 Project #
03-25 San Francisco, CA - The Rickshaw Shop #^
03-26 Oakland, CA - The New Parish #^
03-28 Portland, OR - Backspace #
03-29 Vancouver, British Columbia - Media Club #
03-30 Seattle, WA - Barboza #
03-31 Olympia, WA - The Northern #
04-02 Boise, ID - Neurolux #
04-03 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby #
04-04 Denver, CO - The Marquis Theater #^
04-06 Norman, OK - Opolis %
04-07 Houston, TX - Mango's
04-08 New Orleans, LA - Siberia
04-09 Gainesville, FL - The Atlantic @
06-01 Austin, TX - Chaos In Tejas
06-02 Austin, TX - Chaos In Tejas

* with Chelsea Light Moving, Talk Normal
! with Mac DeMarco, Audacity
# with Wet Hair
$ with Black Lips, Nick Waterhouse, Bleached
^ with Iceage
% with Mr. Lies
@ with White Lung



Tags: Merchandise

Comments (27)

so glad Life or Death PR turned me on to such great music. first odd future, then wavves, then merchandise. i <3 the music industry!

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 3:13 PM

@3:13 kill yourself

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 3:14 PM

I heard Groceries, the alt. doom disco shoegaze band from Williamsburg, are opening on all the dates. Well, they'll be playing in the parking lot.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 3:17 PM

@3:14 kill YOURSELF, loser! 8D

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 3:18 PM

you're not morrissey

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 3:31 PM

still don't get it

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 3:33 PM

There are so many developers working on this segment but this is one of the best innovative idea ever.

Posted by | January 10, 2013 3:34 PM

There are so many publicists working on this Merchandise campaign but this is one of the best bands ever.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 3:52 PM

Are they signed with Matador yet?

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 5:02 PM

still don't get it

Posted by wikimug | January 10, 2013 6:15 PM

5:02: I'm guessing soonish.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 6:23 PM

Can't wait for the joint tour with The Men. These are the only bands that matter.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 7:24 PM

Are they signed to Arista yet?

Posted by deeznutz | January 10, 2013 7:38 PM

7:24 - maybe they can call it "rape apologists across america"

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 12:15 AM

interesting to see

Posted by Minsk | January 11, 2013 7:08 AM

this songs exactly like the smiths. the vox, the production, that guitar line. the smiths fucking blow.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 8:37 AM




Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 8:41 AM


Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 9:03 AM

8:37 - This guy can try and copy them all he wants but his songwriting capabilities are not even in the same ball park as The Smiths.

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Posted by | January 21, 2013 1:00 PM

What kind of merchandise you think they'll have?

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Posted by | April 22, 2013 7:04 AM

Jump on the bandwagon why don't you. If you slaters bothered to do your research you'll find that this band's roots are in hardcore punk; Vassalotti being in Cult Ritual and the first full length Strange Songs In the Dark being closer to these leanings than UK indie like the Smiths and the lyrical content is nothing like Morrisey's. Quite clearly you are all sheep, all listening to one journo of one magazine and not forging your own opinion.

Posted by HansJazzbo | May 20, 2013 2:09 PM

Stop fucking comparing people to self constructed comparisons. If you like them, like them, if you don't, like them for their music, not for how they aren't The Smiths. FUCK

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2013 3:39 PM

So good you feel you've heard it before. A sign of a good song!

Posted by Backus | September 11, 2014 1:06 PM

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