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Merchandise announce new album, let loose “End of the Week” video — watch

A Corpse Wired For Sound slated for a September release

    Featured photo by Drew Reynolds

    Last month, Merchandise previewed their upcoming album with summery lead single “Flower of Sex”. The post-punk outfit returns this week with more details on the record: It’s named A Corpse Wired For Sound and due to hit shelves on September 23rd via 4AD.

    The nine-track effort serves as the follow-up to one of 2014’s best LPs in After the End. It was recorded in Italy, Germany, Florida, and New York and represents something of a metaphoric “death” of the band.

    “We were ‘reborn’ as a rock band for [debut album] After The End. And then we straight-up died again,” guitarist Dave Vassalotti says in a press release. “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.”

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    Along with the album announcement, Merchandise have shared a slow-burning number called “End of the Week” and its accompanying mirror-themed video, which pays homage to director Michelangelo Antonioni. “It’s the broken image of humanity reflecting back at everyone when they read the news,” frontman Carson Cox explains of the symbolic use of mirrors.

    Watch it above. Below, find the LP’s artwork and full tracklist.

    A Corpse Wired For Sound Artwork:

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    A Corpse Wired For Sound Tracklist:
    01. Flower Of Sex
    02. Crystal Cage
    03. Right Back To The Start
    04. End Of The Week
    05. Lonesome Sound
    06. Shadow Of The Truth
    07. Silence
    08. I Will Not Sleep Here
    09. My Dream Is Yours

    The band has also expanded its upcoming North American and European tour.

    Merchandise 2016 Tour Dates:
    09/22 – Miami, FL @ Gramps
    09/23 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
    09/24 – Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
    09/25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
    09/27 – Nashville, TN @ 12th & Porter
    09/28 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
    09/29 – St. Louis, MO @ Blank Space
    09/30 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
    10/01 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s 20 Lanes
    10/02 – Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory
    10/03 – Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar
    10/05 – Montreal, QC @ Vitrola
    10/06 – Portsmouth, NH @ 35 Artspace
    10/07 – Boston, MA @ The Great Scott
    10/08 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theater
    10/09 – Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel
    10/11 – Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall
    10/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
    10/13 – Washington, DC @ DC9
    10/14 – Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5
    10/15 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings
    10/26 – Aarhus, DK @ Tape
    10/27 – Copenhagen, DK @ Stengade
    10/28 – Bielefeld, DE @ Nr.z.P
    10/29 – Leipzig, DE @ Westwerk
    10/30 – Berlin, DE @ Tiefgrund
    11/02 – London, UK @ The Lexington
    11/03 – Manchester, UK @ The Castle Hotel
    11/04 – Birmingham, UK @ Sunflower Lounge
    11/05 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
    11/07 – Brussels, BE @ Rotonde Botanique
    11/08 – Paris, FR @ Mecanique Ondulatoire
    11/10 – Bern, CH @ Rossli
    11/12 – Correggio, IT @ i Vizi del Pellicano
    11/13 – Marghera, IT @ C.S. Rivolta
    11/14 – Zagreb, HR @ Mocvara
    11/15 – Linz, AT @ Posthof
    11/16 – Prague, CZ @ Cafe V lese
    11/26 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective
    11/28 – Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
    11/30 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
    12/01 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
    12/02 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune
    12/03 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
    12/05 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlows
    12/06 – San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
    12/07 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Moe’s
    12/09 – San Diego, CA @ Hideout
    12/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
    12/11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
    12/12 – New Mexico, NM @ Sister
    12/14 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
    12/15 – Austin, TX @ Sidewinder
    12/16 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s
    12/17 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia

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