Tuesday, 26 August 2014

#341: Merchandise - After the End


After The End

August 25 2014 (4AD)


Though Merchandise hail from Tampa, their latest offering 'After the End' seems to have far more in common with 1980s Britain than contemporary Florida, which given the production credit falls to Gareth Jones (Erasure, Depeche Mode), comes as little surprise. That doesn't mean to say that Merchandise are in any way derivative, however. And nor do they stick to a particular aesthetic long enough to carve themselves in to a rut. At least, not until the latter half.