New album is first since band were reduced to a trio
Merchandise have shared the video for new single ‘Flower Of Sex’, their first song since their 2014 album ‘After The End’.
It’s taken from the band’s as-yet-untitled second album, which will be released in late September. The album is the Florida band’s first since they were reduced to their core trio of singer Carson Cox, guitarist David Vassalotti and bassist Patrick Brady. Drummer Elser Nino has left on amicable terms since touring for ‘After The End’ was completed.
The album follows the release of a self-titled album by Cox’s hardcore side-project band Death Index. Cox has produced Merchandise’s new album with Death Index producer Maurizio Baggio, who has also worked with The Soft Moon, Vanilla Sky and Index.
Cox directed the video for ‘Flower Of Sex’, which was filmed in New York, Baggio’s native Italy and Merchandise’s native Florida. It juxtaposes flora with decay in a series of psychedelic imagery.
The band return to touring with a show in their native Florida on September 22 shortly before the new album’s release. It ends with Merchandise’s only confirmed European date, at London Lexington, although a source confirmed to NME that they hope that more UK dates will be announced by the time of the album’s release