Critically acclaimed Merchandise stops by Aarhus on their tour.
Tomorrow’s visitors from Tampa, Florida (US)play a brilliant mixture of noise rock, catchy pop music and energetic punk. And with the approval from huge music magazines such as Pitchfork, NME and Spin, I’m already set to go. I mean, it sounds like a pretty nice cocktail! But in order to actually do an article on this band, and their forthcoming concert, I had to give their newest EP a listen.
Their EP is called “Totale Nite”, released earlier this year, and after listening to it a couple of times I’m sold. I really understand why Pitchfork gave it a solid 8.0 on their review. Four out of five songs are more than six minutes long, and during these songs you sink more and more in to their weird universe, with changing rhythms and a magnificent dreamy vocal from singer Carson Cox. I could easily imagine using this EP for times where you just need to get your mind off things, and disappear in to the Merchandise-universe!
This EP is however not their first realease. Since their start in 2008 they’ve released numerous times on different small punk-labels, and played a lot of concerts on the American underground scene. However, the release of their full-length “Children of Desire” really meant a breakthrough for the band. Critics from all over the world praised this album, and that meant that Merchandise finally had outgrown the underground scene. With their new EP following up, they’ve shown the critics that they are here to stay.
Tonight they are playing in Copenhagen, and they’ll be playing three concerts in three days here in Denmark, before moving on to Germany, Holland, Belgium and a long UK tour. They have a busy schedule, and the bookers from Voxhall really did a great job signing these guys.
They’re bringing songs from their latest releases tomorrow evening at Voxhall, and if you’re willing to pay 130 kr. for a concert, I’ll definitely recommend you to stop by. I know I am!
Merchandise, live at Voxhall, Aarhus, SATURDAY – Doors open at 20.00