by Bill Pearis


Merchandise's 4AD debut will be out in about a month (8/25) and the band have just released a video for new single "Enemy." Directed by Tim Saccenti (who also took the band's press shot, above), the video pays homage to the iconic work of Stan Brakhage, Kenneth Anger and William Eggleston. You can watch that below.

The band were in NYC not so long ago and have just announced an extensive fall tour, for most of which they'll be joined by Danish quartet Lower whose new album Seek Warmer Climes came out last month and is certainly in the same melo-romantic postpunk world as Merchandise. (They were in NYC recently too.) That combo hits NYC on October 14 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets to that show go on sale Friday (7/18) at noon with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (7/16) at noon.

The MHOW show (and a few other dates) is also with Italian duo Ninos Du Brasil whose new percussion-intensive record, Novos Mistérios, came out back in April via Dominick Fernow's Hospital Productions label. You can stream a track and watch a video from that below. Also below is a Rdio mix Lower made of songs they were listening to while recording the new album.

All tour dates are listed, along with videos and streams, below...


Merchandise - Enemy

Ninos Du Brasil - Sepultura

Merchandise - 2014 Tour Dates
Sep 7 - Gainseville, FL - The Atlantic (w/ White Lung & Post Teens)
Sep 19 - Mobile, AL - Alchemy Tavern
Sep 20 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia
Sep 21 - Houston, TX - Walter's (w/ The Rebel, Spray Paint, & Institute)
Sep 23 - Austin, TX - Red 7 (w/ Lower & Institute)
Sep 24 - Marfa, TX - Padres (w/ Lower)
Sep 25 - Albuquerque, NM - Sister (w/ Lower)
Sep 26 - Phoenix, AX - 51west (w/ Lower)
Sep 27 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex (w/ Lower)
Sep 28 - San Diego, CA - Kensington Club (w/ Lower)
Sep 30 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst Atrium (w/ Lower & Wild Moth)
Oct 1 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop (w/ Lower)
Oct 3 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios (w/ Lower & Arctic Flowers)
Oct 4 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore (w/ Lower)
Oct 5 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile (w/ Lower)
Oct 8 - Fargo, ND - The Aquarium (w/ Lower)
Oct 9 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock (w/ Lower)
Oct 10 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle (w/ Lower & Final Grin)
Oct 11 - St. Louis, MO - The Luminary (w/ Lower)
Oct 12 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups (w/ Lower)
Oct 14 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg (w/ Lower & Ninos Du Brasil)
Oct 15 - Toronto, Ontario - Wrongbar (w/ Lower)
Oct 16 - Ottawa - House of Targ (w/ Lower)
Oct 17 - Montreal - La Vitrola (w/ Lower)
Oct 18 - Boston, MA - Great Scott (w/ Lower)
Oct 21 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church (w/ Ninos Du Brasil)
Oct 22 - Washington, DC - Black Cat Backstage (w/ Ninos Du Brasil)
Oct 23 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter (w/ Ninos Du Brasil)
Oct 24 - Raleigh, NC - Kings (w/ Ninos Du Brasil)
Oct 25 - Atlanta, GA - Mammal Gallery (w/ Ninos Du Brasil)

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