Watch Merchandise's Perfectly Titled 'In Nightmare Room' Video

Whatever you do after watching the Florida "post-punk" band's latest 'Children of Desire' clip, do not fall asleep

Merchandise's 'In Nightmare Room'
Merchandise's "In Nightmare Room"
Marc Hogan WRITTEN BY
Marc Hogan

Merchandise, one of SPIN's 5 Best New Artists for June, just revealed a North American tour that will keep the Florida "post-punk" band busy into October. The new video for "In Nightmare Room," off of Merchandise's excellent Children of Desire LP, sets the band's ominously textured melancholy (one layer of its artful blend of mopey '80s goth-pop with shoegaze and krautrock atmospherics) against grainy visuals we're told are inspired by an actual nightmare frontman Carson Cox woke up from last year. "In a dream, I kissed your back," Cox croons stylishly, though that image would seem to differ greatly from the horror film-like vision that unfolds here.

Tour dates:

August 31 - Jacksonville, FL @ The Burro Bar
September 1 - Savannah, GA @ The Sparetime
September 3 - Athens, GA @ Caledonia
September 4 - Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone
September 5 - Raleigh, NC @ The Union
September 6 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
September 7 - Baltimore, MD @ Golden West
September 8 - Philadelphia, PA @ Goldielocks Gallery
September 10 - New Brunswick, NJ @ Ray Cappo's Cantina
September 11 - Allentown, PA @ The Sportsmans Cafe !
September 12 - New York City, NY @ Home Sweet Home (Wierd night)
September 14 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
September 16 - Providence, RI @ Freaky Bill's Muppet Lounge
September 17 - Boston, MA @ What We Talk About When We Talk About Us
September 18 - Easthampton, MA @ The Flywheel
September 19 - Ottawa, Ontario @ Babylon
September 21 - Montreal, Quebec @ Il Motore
September 22 - Toronto, Ontario @ Soybomb
September 24 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Gooski's
September 25 - Oberlin, OH @ Oberlin College
September 26 - Richmond, IN @ Dr. Bloodmoney's Muppet Lounge
September 28 - Chicago, IL @ The Mousetrap
September 29 - Louisville, KY @ Cropped Out Fest
September 30 - St. Louis, MO @ Apop Records
October 1 - Norman, OK @ Opolis
October 2 - Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
October 3 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
October 4 - Houston, TX @ Mango's
October 5 - New Orleans, LA @ Big Top

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