With phenomenal 2012 debut album Children of Desire, Tampa’s Merchandise solidified themselves as not only one of the more interesting bands to ever come out of Florida, but also a place on those pesky Decade Best lists that should be arriving in a few short years (namely on the strength of 11-minute guitar-rock banger “Become What You Are”, which still makes us swoon).
Today, Merchandise resurface with a reconfigured lineup as a trio and release a new song, “Flower of Sex,” that serves as their first new track in two years.
“Back at it,” the band writes on Facebook. “Here’s your summer jam about blood and guts. Hope ya’ll dig it! The end is near!”
This end also arrives with a new beginning, as the song will be featured on Merchandise’s as-yet-untitled sophomore album, set to drop in September. The album was produced by frontman Carson Cox, who also directed the video for the aforementioned first single, which you can view below. It’s pretty psychedelic.