Florida's own Merchandise have released a new track off their upcoming album, After the End. Watch the accompanying video, with the album artwork's sculpture in rotation, above.
The band are making grandiose synth-pop music for the masses. It's a sound so big and full that it doesn't feel like it should be contained in a single room, but instead played to an entire stadium. There are plenty of nods to '80s pop and new wave, mostly in the way the instrumentation plateaus underneath emotional, deep-throated vocal delivery. After each verse line, there's a piercing sitar sound that resonates like Indian meditation music. A brief guitar solo in the track's third minute wraps things up nicely before thundering drums drop us off at the end.
Source: Merchandise YouTube Channel