Merchandise to release new album ‘After The End’ in August – hear first track now

New song 'Little Killer' available to stream

Merchandise will release their new album ‘After The End’ in August. See above to hear new song ‘Little Killer’ now.

The Florida band will release the album on August 26th. It is the band’s third release to date and their first since signing to 4AD (The National, Bon Iver, Grimes). It follows the 2013 release of ‘Totale Nite.’

Speaking about the album via an official statement, frontman Carson Cox says that ‘After The End’ represents a new page in the story of his band. “‘Totale Nite’ was the end of the book,” Cox states. “This is a whole new one. It’s like we can start a new band with basically the same name. We’ve already exploded our reality – now we’re going to re-make ourselves as a pop band, but it’ll still be a twisted reality.”


This echoes comments Cox made to NME upon signing with 4AD. Speaking at the time, he said: “We’re going to remake ourselves as a pop band. We don’t have to put any long songs on the album so now we can just do a formal pop record. I’m talking about pop, rock and R&B. I feel like it’s going to be moody and sentimental.”

Meanwhile, Merchandise return to Britain for a one-off live date in London this June. The band will perform at Islington Assembly Hall on June 9. To check the availability of Merchandise tickets and get all the latest listings, head to NME.COM/tickets.


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