Merchandise – Little Killer (Official Video)

Merchandise have just announced from their website that their new album, After The End, will be released on 4AD on August 25th.

Like their albums before them, After The End was recorded and produced by the band, this time over a six-month period in the house they share in Tampa. A real achievement in showing what bands can achieve themselves, the only outside influence came when they enlisted mixing help from Gareth Jones – the man famed for his work with Tuxedomoon, Depeche Mode’s Berlin Trilogy of Construction Time Again, Some Great Reward, and Black Celebration, and more recently Interpol, These New Puritans and Grizzly Bear.

Speaking to the NME earlier this year, Carson Cox said “(Our last album) Totale Nite was the end of the book. This is a whole new one. It’s like we can start a new band with basically the same name. We’ve already exploded our reality – now we’re going to re-make ourselves as a pop band, but it’ll still be a twisted reality.” He’s kept to his word with the album being made up of ten tracks spread across a mean 45 minutes. The album can now be pre-ordered from iTunes / 4AD

Ivan Moult, ‘Most of All’

Ivan MoultWith a quiet beauty akin to Ben Howard, Ivan Moult has a knack with his raw vocal and acoustic guitar. With over two years since his last release, he is readying himself for his new album (as yet unnamed) with a double free-download/single release.

Comprising ‘I Know I’ll Never Be Born Again’ and ‘Most of All’ (listen below), this is proof that Moult hasn’t lost any of the immediacy that makes him stand out.

So there you go, perfect listening for a Sunday afternoon, and a free download to boot. Aren’t we good to you?

 

You can find Ivan Moult live at these dates:

25th April 2014 – Four Bars at Dempseys, Cardiff w/ Steady Hands
13th June 2014 – Unearthed Festival, Solva
28th June 2014 – Snail Deli, Rhiwbina
12th July 2014 – Wakestock Festival, Llyn Peninsula