SERIOUSLY: Merchandise sign to 4AD, will release “Begging For Your Life/In The City Light” on clear 12″ vinyl

Merchandise play Orpheum in Ybor City, Fla. on Nov. 2, 2013. | Photo by: Philip Pietri ©

Merchandise play Orpheum in Ybor City, Fla. on Nov. 2, 2013. | Photo by: Philip Pietri ©

Well, here’s more big news for bands we like to call our own.  Legendary London-based imprint 4AD have finally revealed that Tampa, Fla.’s own Merchandise have joined their roster.

Many of you bought a limited edition split cassette with Chelsea Light Moving when they played together a couple of months ago, but now you’ll get a chance to own “Begging For Your Life/In The City Light” on Feb 25 when 4AD releases it on vinyl (limited to 1000 copies, one-deed clear 12″). Digital copies will be available tomorrow.

This mark’s Merchandise’s first release for the storied label (current artists include Bon Iver, The National and Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti while past 4AD-ers include Bauhaus, Cocteau Twins, Red House Painters, Spirea X, and The Amps amongst others), and 4AD’s website has confirmed that the band — who have added Chris Horn on guitars, keys, and saxophone — is at work on a new LP right here in Tampa.

Listen to an edit (the original is 14-minutes long) of “Begging For Life/In The City Light” below, and pre-order your vinyl here.

 

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