WATCH: Merchandise play “Become What You Are” on a Tampa rooftop
All I really want’s the truth…it’s rare to find anywhere these days.
What’s better than being on a roof and playing music? Being on The Onion and playing music on the roof, duh! All jokes aside, we couldn’t resist this video premiere from The Onion’s A.V. Club, who posted an acoustic session from Tampa, Fla.’s own Merchandise.
Filmed by Andrew Petersson — with what looks like I-275 gleaming and squealing in the background — the nearly 11-minute clip finds the band on the the roof of Carson Cox and David Vassalotti’s home effortlessly working through a sweet take on “Become What You Are” from the most-excellent release, Children Of Desire.
The six-track effort saw a limited release on vinyl, but was recently re-pressed and is now widely available on that format and compact dic. If you just don’t like having “stuff,” then download Children via Amazon. Really nostalgic readers should jump at a tour-only CD-R being distributed (on cassette this time) by Naples, Fla.-based Drugged Conscience Records.
In other news, Merchandise is set to release a brand new 12″ EP on Night-People Records in early 2013 with a full US tour to follow. Have a look at the video below and download a free copy of Children Of Desire (via Katorga Works) here.