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Merchandise : Out Now: Merchandise - A Corpse Wired For Sound
23rd September 2016

“Even more desolate, more morbid, more akin to a deep sigh than anything that’s come before it” - New York Times
“Both scorched and ecstatic” - Pitchfork 
"Gorgeous, majestic songs" - Consequence of Sound
There is truth and beauty here- Loud And Quiet
"Another experiment in Merchandise’s constant metamorphosis" - The Line of Best Fit
"A bold pushing against frontiers" NME 

A Corpse Wired For Sound, the new album by Merchandise, is released worldwide today.

Formed nearly a decade ago, galvanized by Tampa hardcore and inspired by its miscreant noise, A Corpse Wired For Sound signals a new chapter for Merchandise. Following 2014’s After The End — a full-band effort recorded in a closet — the band stripped back to its core of Carson Cox (vocals, electronics), Dave Vassalotti (guitar, electronics) and Pat Brady (bass). The trio travelled to Rosà, Italy for their first ever sessions in a recording studio with a local, Maurizio Baggio. The nine-song nocturnal A Corpse Wired For Sound was recorded half in the studio and half at home, in Tampa as well as Cox’s newly adopted bases of New York and Berlin – the culmination of a long-distance collaboration between Cox and Vassalotti.

“We were ‘reborn’ as a rock band for After The End," says Vassalotti, “and then we straight-up died again.  It couldn’t last.  The result is this distended corpse responding to you from both sides of the Atlantic, forever singing in spite of everything.”  Cox continues further, “it’s about the truth of growing up.  You can’t take your friends or lovers with you.  It’s about finding peace with that loneliness.”

Buy on LP/CD via 4AD Store here.
Buy from all other platforms here.

Stream on Apple Music/Spotify/Tidal here.

Merchandise’s huge three-month tour started last night in Miami, and the trio will visit the UK in November, with headline shows scheduled in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds, with support from EZTV.

22nd - Gramps, Miami FL, US #
23rd - Crowbar, Tampa FL, US #
24th - The Atlantic, Gainesville FL, US #
25th - The Masquerade, Atlanta GA, US # 
26th - Georgia Theatre Rooftop, Athens GA, US #
27th - 12th & Porter, Nashville TN, US #
28th - Zanzabar, Louisville KY, US #
29th - Blank Space, St Louis MO, US #
30th - Empty Bottle, Chicago IL, US #

1st - Mahall's 20 Lanes, Cleveland OH, US #
2nd - Marble Bar, Detroit MI, US #
3rd - Silver Dollar, Toronto ON, Canada #
5th - Vitrola, Montreal QC, Canada #
6th - 3S Artspace, Portsmouth NH, US #
7th - The Great Scott, Boston MA, US #
8th - Columbus Theater, Providence RI, US #
9th - Market Hotel, Brooklyn NY, US #
11th - Monty Hall, Jersey City NJ, US #
12th - PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia PA, US #
13th - DC9, Washington DC, US #
14th - Gallery5, Richmond VA, US #
15th - Kings, Raleigh NC, US #
26th - Tape, Aarhus, Denmark * [Tickets]
27th - Stengade, Copenhagen, Denmark * [Tickets]
28th - Nr.z.P, Bielefeld, Germany * [Tickets]
29th - Westwek, Leipzig, Germany *
30th - Tiefgrund, Berlin, Germany *
31st - S105, Amsterdam, Netherlands * [Tickets]

2nd - The Lexington, London, UK * [Tickets]
3rd - The Castle Hotel, Manchester, UK * [Tickets]
4th - Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham, UK * [Tickets]
5th - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK ^ [Tickets]
7th - Rotonde - Botanique, Brussels, Belgium * [Tickets]
8th - Mecanique Ondulatoire, Paris, France * [Tickets]
10th - Rössli, Bern, Switzerland * [Tickets]
11th - Cox, Milan, Italy *
12th - i Vizi del Pellicano, Correggio, Italy * [Tickets]
13th - C.S. Rivolta, Marghera, Italy *
14th - Mocvara, Zagreb, Croatia * [Tickets]
15th - Posthof, Linz, Austria * [Tickets]
16th - Café V lese, Prague, Czech Republic * [Tickets]
26th - 89th Street Collective, Oklahoma City OK, US %
28th - Hi-Dive, Denver CO, US %
30th - Neurolux, Boise ID, US %

1st - Barboza, Seattle WA, US %
2nd - Fortune, Vancouver BC, Canada %
3rd - Mississippi Studios, Portland OR, US %
5th - Harlows, Sacramento CA, US %
6th - Swedish, San Francisco CA, US %
7th - Moe's, Santa Cruz CA, US %
9th - Hideout, San Diego CA, US %
10th - The Echo, Los Angeles CA, US %
11th - Valley Bar, Phoeniz AZ, US %
12th - Sister, Albuquerque NM, US %
14th - Paper Tiger, San Antonio TX, US %
15th - Sidewinder, Austin TX, US %
16th - Walter's, Houston TX, US %
17th - Siberia, New Orleans LA, US %

# - w/ Public Memory
* - w/ EZTV
^ - w/ Preoccupations
% - w/ Gun Outift