Today, Pitchfork premiere the video for Merchandise's new single 'Enemy', taken from the band’s forthcoming 4AD debut After The End.
Inspired by American greats Stan Brakhage, Kenneth Anger and William Eggleston, filmmaker Tim Saccenti (Depeche Mode, Flying Lotus, Animal Collective) said the goal was to transform “the thick southern tones and ripe textures of deep Florida into a dream-state visual backdrop for the song.”
Carson from the band writes "Horror! Disgust! These are the things that I want to Know. Madness! Maybe I should've saved these leftover dreams for something else. This is a bit of comedy about Everything. Mars isn't the kind of placebo to raise your kids, in factotum it's cold as hell. I think the video speaks for itself."
Moreover, following a string of European dates and a US tour, the Tampa-based five-piece have confirmed a headlining North American tour for the fall. The tour kicks off in Mobile, AL on 19th September, making stops at LA’s Echoplex on 27th September and Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on 14th October. All tour dates, with supports and available ticket links, are below.
Merchandise's new album After The End will be released on 4AD on 25th August.
Pre-order the album via iTunes, with instant downloads of 'Enemy' and 'Little Killer', here.
7th - The Atlantic, Gainesville FL, US [Tickets] *
19th - Alchemy Tavern, Mobile AL, US
20th - Siberia, New Orleans LA, US
21st - Walter's, Houston TX, US ^
23rd - Red 7, Austin TX, US %
24th - Padres, Marfa TX, US - FREE SHOW "
25th - Sister, Albuquerque NM, US "
26th - 51west, Phoenix AZ, US "
27th - Echoplex, Los Angeles CA, US [Tickets] "
28th - Kensington Club, San Diego CA, US "
30th - The Catalyst Atrium, Santa Cruz CA, US ∞
1st - Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco CA, US [Tickets] "
3rd - Mississippi Studios, Portland OR, US [Tickets] •
4th - Biltmore, Vancouver, Canada "
5th - The Crocodile, Seattle WA, US "
8th - The Acquarium, Fargo ND, US "
9th - Triple Rock, Minneapolis MN, US "
10th - Empty Bottle, Chicago IL, US [Tickets] ª
11th - The Luminary, St Louis MO, US "
12th - Ace of Cups, Columbus OH, US [Tickets] "
14th - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY, US #
15th - Wrongbar, Toronto, Canada "
16th - House of Targ, Ottawa, Canada "
17th - La Vitrola, Montreal, Canada "
18th - Great Scott, Boston MA, US - FREE SHOW "
21st - Frst Unitarian Church, Philadelphia PA, US [Tickets] §
22nd - Black Cat Backstage, Washington DC, US §
23rd - Strange Matter, Richmond VA, US §
24th - Kings, Raleigh NC, US §
25th - Mammal Gallery, Atlanta GA, US §
* - w/ White Lung, Post Teens
^ - w/ The Rebel, Spray Paint, Institute
% - w/ Lower, Institute
" - w/ Lower
∞ - w/ Lower, Wild Moth
• - w/ Lower, Arctic Flowers
ª - w/ Lower, Final Grin
# - w/ Lower, Ninos Du Brasil
§ - w/ Ninos Du Brasil