Merchandise have launched a video for their single ‘Right Back To The Start’, taken from the band’s 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 From 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.”
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.
Stream/Buy A Corpse Wired For Sound here.