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WATCH: Merchandise - Totale Nite
Laurie Tuffrey , June 6th, 2013 10:00

Band release video for recent album's title track ahead of mammoth UK tour

Ascendant Tampa, Florida crew Merchandise, now a four-piece, released their Totale Nite album earlier this year, and before they set out on a country-sweeping tour of the UK (and a quick stop-off in Ireland), we've got a first look at the video for the LP's title track - have a watch below:

As befits the band's ever-evolving sonics, the cut shifts from cocksure, noise-ridden post-punk into wide-eyed Echo & The Bunnymen-esque guitar-pop, albeit buried beneath hefty slabs of William Reid-style amp-manglery. The whole thing finds a euphoric, brilliantly triumphant sweet spot around the five minute mark, where, seemingly within the swirl of a jet engine, frontman Carson Cox reaches a lyrical breaking point, relenting, "anything you want...". From thereon, it cascades into an ace sax coda, which reminds us of something, though we just can't put our finger on what...

That extensive tour begins in August, taking in a handful of festival slots - have a look at the dates below:

Sat 17 - The Hive Project, London
Mon 19 - The Horn, St. Albans
Tue 20 - The Hare And Hounds, Birmingham
Wed 21 - Broadcast, Glasgow
Thu 22 - Deaf Institute, Manchester
Fri 23 - Leeds Festival, Leeds
Sat 24 - East Village Arts Club, Liverpool
Sun 25 - Reading Festival, Reading
Mon 26 - Esquires, Bedford
Tue 27 - The Globe, Cardiff
Sat 31 - Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Ireland

Sun 1 - End Of The Road festival, Salisbury
Mon 2 - The Fleece, Bristol
Tue 3 - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Wed 4 - The Queens Social Club, Sheffield
Thu 5 - The Jericho Tavern, Oxford
Fri 6 - The Haunt, Brighton
Sat 7 - Bestival, Isle Of Wight

Ah! That's it!

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