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

on July 19, 2016, 2:20pm

 

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.”

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