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Merchandise - 'Right Back To The Start' Video, Rearranged Tour Dates
Merchandise : 'Right Back To The Start' Video, Rearranged Tour Dates
8th February 2017

Merchandise have launched a video for their single ‘Right Back To The Start’, taken from the band’s recent album A Corpse Wired For Sound.  You can watch via  or in the player below.

The fifth song to be given a visual treatment by Carson Cox, the Merchandise frontman says ‘Right Back From The Start’ is about finding yourself repeating old scenarios.  Filmed in Washington, DC over a weekend in December, the video’s storyline was heavily influenced by the film Vertigo and eminent American screenwriter Rod Serling.  ‘Right Back To The Start’ is a modern take on a classical Greek tragedy.  As Cox explains, “The Spider (the three different women who all bear striking resemblance) is the magnetic antagonist to the Tragic Protagonist (the man following the Spider), who can’t undertand what’s going on, following the Spider over and over.  The narrator (Lindsey Jordan) sings along, as a Greek chorus would.  The faces may change but the story stays the same.”

Brought together nearly a decade ago in Tampa, Florida, A Corpse Wired For Sound signals a new chapter for Merchandise.  After 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 nine-song nocturnal record was recorded half in the studio (in Rosà, Italy with Maurizio Baggio) 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.

Merchandise head back on the road this Spring after an enforced break (Cox sustained a fractured jaw on tour late last year), with the trio joined by drummer Leo Suarez.

5th - Okeechobee Music & Arts Fest, Okeechobee FL, US
10th - Paper Crane, Saint Petersberg FL, US #
11th - The Wilbury, Tallahassee FL, US #
12th - Siberia, New Orleans FL, US #
14th - Walters, Houston TX, US # §
19th - Trees, Club Dada & Three Links, Dallas TX, US #
28th - Supersonic, Paris, France [Tickets]
29th - Sonic, Lyon, France [Tickets]
30th - Le Baraka, Clemont-Ferrand, France [Tickets]
31st - Razzmatazz III, Barcelona, Spain [Tickets]

1st - Cafe Berlin, Madrid, Spain [Tickets]
2nd - La Dynamo, Nantes, France [Tickets]
4th - Oslo, London, UK [Tickets]
5th - Witloof Bar - Botanique, Brussels, Belgium [Tickets]
6th - MTC, Cologne, Germany [Tickets]
7th - Hafenklang, Hamburg, Germany [Tickets]
11th - Kablys, Vilnius, Lithuania [Tickets]
12th - Pogłos, Warsaw, Poland [Tickets
13th - RE, Krakow, Poland [Tickets]
14th - Cafe v lese, Prague, Czech Republic [Tickets]
16th - Dürer Kert., Budapest, Hungary [Tickets]
18th - Control Club, Bucharest, Romania [Tickets]
19th - Elektropionir, Belgrade, Serbia [Tickets]
20th - Mocvara, Zagreb, Croatia [Tickets]
21st - Kranhalle, Munich, Germany [Tickets]
22nd - Out of Crowd Festival, Kulturfabrik, Luxembourg [Tickets]

28th - Hi-Dive, Denver CO, US %

1st - Barboza, Seattle WA, US %
2nd - Fortune, Vancouver BC, Canada  % 
3rd - Mississippi Studios, Portland OR, US % 
6th - Swedish American Hall, San Francisco CA, US %
8th - The Echo, Los Angeles CA, US %
9th - Hideout, San Diego CA, US %
10th - Valley Bar Phoenix, AZ, US  %
14th - Sidewinder, Austin TX, US %

# - w/ Chain Of Flowers 
§ - w/ Molly Burch 
% - w/ B Boys