Posted in music on January 14, 2014

by Andrew Sacher

Merchandise at NXNE 2013 (more by David Andrako)
Merchandise

When Merchandise first caught our ears with their Children of Desire album, it sounded like something more fit for 4AD's goth era than the punk label Katorga Works that released it, so it's exciting to hear that the band have now signed with the actual 4AD (which, in addition to those goth classics, is home to big names like The National, Grimes and Deerhunter). That makes them the second band (after Future Islands) to announce a 4AD signing the past week. Congrats guys!

Their first release for the label will be a one-sided 12" with their 14-minute long track, "Begging For Your Life / In the City Light," which first appeared on their recent split tour cassette with Chelsea Light Moving. The single comes out digitally on Wednesday (1/15), will be out on vinyl on February 25 in the US, and it will be followed by a new full length for 4AD at some point.

Merchandise's only upcoming date that we're currently aware of is Festival Nrmal.

You can listen to a four-and-a-half minute edit of the new song below...

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Merchandise - Begging For Your Life / In The City Light (Edit)

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Tags: 4AD, Merchandise

Comments (19)

Not a good band.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2014 10:44 AM

amazing band

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2014 10:51 AM

Hilarious that people have convinced themselves that this band is good.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2014 10:51 AM

Hilarious that anyone doesn't like this band

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2014 10:53 AM

Love 4AD. Happy these guys made it to their list.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2014 11:17 AM

Actual 4AD doesn't exist anymore, now its just an imprint under the Beggar's label.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2014 11:37 AM

over hyped band #1

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2014 11:57 AM

Band is embarrassing. Even to read about.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2014 12:07 PM

amazingly Not a good band.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2014 12:34 PM

Very poor.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2014 1:06 PM

Looking forward to the Church Whip/Daniel Tosh collaboration

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2014 1:36 PM

getting a chris isaak vibe here

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2014 1:49 PM

11:37 - it does exist. you are wrong. would you also say that matador or xl doesn't exist and are just imprints? your case stinks.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2014 3:36 PM

this sounds like kings of leon

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2014 4:38 PM

merch are great

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2014 10:35 PM

3:36- Ivo was the spirit of 4AD. Once Ivo left, the label became something else. Still a few decent bands on the label, but nowhere near the same caliber of quality.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2014 11:12 AM

Super cool, it actually sounds like two songs playing at the same time in perfect harmony. I feel like I'm multitasking :P

Posted by Palmer | November 1, 2014 12:23 PM

Sounds like a really crappy cover band for Echo and the Bunnymen or David Bowie.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2014 12:43 PM

Best Song

Posted by tyler-du | November 21, 2014 3:30 AM

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