Merchandise have launched a video for their single ‘Right Back To The Start’, taken from their recent album A Corpse Wired For Sound.
The fifth song to be given a visual treatment by Carson Cox, the Merchandise frontman says 'Right Back To The Start' is about finding yourself repeating old scenarios. Filmed in Washington, DC over a weekend in December, the video's storyline was heavily influenced by the film Vertigo and eminent American screenwriter Rod Serling. 'Right Back To The Start' is a modern take on a classical Greek tragedy. As Cox explains, "The Spider (the three different women who all bear striking resemblance) is the magnetic antagonist to the Tragic Protagonist (the man following the Spider), who can't understand what's going on, following the Spider over and over. The narrator (Lindsey Jordan) sings along, as a Greek chorus would. The faces may change but the story stays the same."
Watch 'Right Back To The Start' below:
Brought together nearly a decade ago in Tampa, Florida, A Corpse Wired For Sound signals a new chapter for Merchandise. After 2014’s After The End – a full band effort recorded in a closet – the band stripped back to its core of Carson Cox (vocals, electronics), Dave Vassalotti (guitar, electronics) and Pat Brady (bass). The nine-song nocturnal record was recorded half in the studio (in Rosà, Italy with Maurizio Baggio) and half at home, in Tampa as well as Cox’s newly adopted bases of New York and Berlin – the culmination of a long-distance collaboration between Cox and Vassalotti.
Merchandise head back on the road this Spring after an enforced break (Cox sustained a fractured jaw on tour late last year), withe trio joined by drummer Leo Suarez. A full list of dates can be found on wmerchandise.com
Listen to XS Noize Podcast: #15: Merchandise's Carson Cox On New Album 'A Corpse Wired For Sound'
MERCHANDISE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
March 28 - PARIS, Supersonic
March 29 - LYON, Sonic
March 30 - CLEMONT-FERRAND, Le Baraka
March 31 - BARCELONA, Razzmatazz III
April 1 - MADRID, Taboo
April 2 - NANTES, La Dynamo
April 4 - LONDON, Oslo
April 5 - BRUSSELS, Witloof Bar - Botanique
April 6 - COLOGNE, MTC
April 7 - HAMBURG, Hafenklang
April 11 - VILNIUS, Kablys
April 12 - WARSAW, Cafe Kulturnalna / Poglos
April 13 - KRAKOW, RE
April 14 - PRAGUE, Cafe v Iese
April 16 - BUDAPEST, Dürer Kert
April 18 - BUCHAREST, Control Club
April 19 - BELGRADE, Elektropionir
April 20 - ZAGREB, Mocvara
April 21 - MUNICH, Kranhalle
April 22 - LUXEMBOURG, Kulturfabrik (Out Of Crowd Festival)