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Merchandise @ FFF Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Merchandise are busy working on their 4AD debut, but in the meantime have contributed a new song, "Figured Out," to a Record Store Day compilation being released by 540 Records, the label run by the Chaos in Tejas folks. (It's also got new songs by Destruction Unit and Milk Music.) The song is shiny, shimmering and very catchy -- bodes well for the new album. You can stream it over at NPR.
The band have also announced East Coast dates for the summer, which include two shows in NYC: June 21 at Glasslands and June 22 at Saint Vitus with New England psych punks The Ukiah Drag. Tickets to Glasslands are on sale now, and tickets to Vitus go on sale Friday (3/21) at noon.
All tour dates are listed, along with the 540 comp cover art and tracklist, below...
540 Records - RSD14 comp tracklist
1. Merchandise - "No You and Me"
2. Merchandise - "Figured Out"
3. Destruction Unit - "Feed the Dogs"
4. Destruction Unit - "Church of Jesus Christ"
5. Milk Music - "Effigy"
6. Milk Music - "Thrashing In The Unknown"
7. Milk Music - "You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory"
Merchandise - 2014 Tour Dates
June 2: Berlin, Germany - Kantine am Berghain
June 3: Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
June 5: Brussels, Belgium - Bota Witloofbar
June 9: London, UK - Islington Assembley Hall
June 10: Paris, France - Point Ephemere
June 13: Birmingham, Ala. - Bottletree Cafe
June 14: Louisville, Ky. - Zanzabar
June 15: Chicago, Ill. - Schuba's
June 16: Detroit, Mich. - Jumbo's
June 17: Toronto, Ontario - Horseshoe Tavern
June 18: Montreal, Quebec - Turbohaus
June 19: Boston, Mass. - The Great Scott
June 20: East Hampton, Mass. - Flywheel
June 21: Brooklyn, N.Y. - Glasslands
June 22: Brooklyn, N.Y. - Saint Vitus
June 26: Philadelphia, Penn. - Morgan's Pier
June 27: Baltimore, Md. - Metro Gallery
June 28: Durham, N.C. - Pinhook
June 29: Atlanta, Ga. - The Earl