Merchandise bless our ears with a new track

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The Tampa duo cans the drum machine for its new record and gets a human to bang the skins.

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Alex Pitta | January 14, 2013

Tampa, Florida's Merchandise

Tampa Greaseballs. Photo via consequenceofsound.net

Tampa's Merchandise graced our ears with a new track. “Anxiety Door” is an escalating seven minute anthem fueled by dynamic guitars, driving bass, atmospheric vocals, and surging drums. The band released this track to pump us up for their national tour beginning in March, and yes, we are pumped. This will also be the first tour with their new full time drummer Elsner Niño, of NYC bands Shoxx and Pollution. Merchandise has thrown out their drum machine in favor of a flesh and blood drummer. The drum machine had proven difficult to perform with in the past and lacked the drive of an actual drummer. Elsner Niño will do well to fill the missing piece.

“Anxiety Door” is one of five tracks to be released this spring on Merchandise's new EP Totale Night through Night-People Records. In light of all of this great news, Merchandise has left us with a lot to be excited about. They will be touring with Wet Hair and Iceage, and are playing a show in Santa Ana, CA with Nick Waterhouse, The Black Lips, and Beached. Make sure to catch them at one of the thirty-two tour dates, especially if you will be around SXSW this spring.

TOUR DATES

March
07 Savannah, GA – The Savannah Stopover
08 Atlanta, GA – The Earl *
09 Oxford, MS – Lamar Lounge
10 Denton, TX – 35 Denton Festival
11 Mcallen, TX – Cine El Rey Theatre (GALAX Z FAIR II) !
12 San Antonio,TX – Korova
1316 Austin, TX – SXSW
18 El Paso, TX – Black Market
19 Phoenix, AZ – Dead Horse Warehouse #
20 San Diego, CA – The Soda Bar #
21 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo #
22 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory (Burgerama Festival) # $
23 Bakersfield, CA – Munoz Gym #
24 Santa Cruz, CA – The 418 Project #
25 San Francisco, CA – The Rickshaw Shop # ^
26 Oakland, CA – The New Parish # ^
28 Portland, OR – Backspace #
29 Vancouver, Canada – Media Club #
30 Seattle, WA – Barboza #
31 Olympia, WA – The Northern #
April
02 Boise, ID – Neurolux #
03 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby #
04 Denver, CO – The Marquis Theater # ^
06 Norman, OK – Opolis %
07 Houston, TX – Mango's
08 New Orleans, LA – Siberia
09 Gainesville, FL – The Atlantic (
June
01 -02 Austin, TX – Chaos In Tejas

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* = w/ Chelsea Light Moving, Talk Normal
! = w/ Mac DeMarco, Audacity
# = w/ Wet Hair
$ = w/Black Lips, Nick Waterhouse, Bleached
^ = w/ Iceage
% = w/ Mr. Lies
( = w/ White Lung

Merchandise
Totale Nite
(Night-People)
Spring 2013

1. Who Are You?
2. Anxiety's Door
3. I'll Be Gone
4. Totale Nite
5. Winter's Dream

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