First gaining notoriety with the LPs Children of Desire’(2012), which Pitchfork hailed for its “glistening and emotive, ear-bleeding noise pop”, and then Totale Nite’(2013), which NME likened to “a cultural jump-start”, Merchandise continue their ascent with their highly-anticipated new album, After The End’ out August 26 on 4AD. ? Drawing from too many places to be classified punk, they’ve certainly been informed by it’s ethics, earning all they’ve achieved. Still self-recording and producing their music, this time over a six month period in the house they share in Tampa, After The End’ is a real achievement in showing what bands can achieve themselves. The only outside influence this time came when they enlisted mixing help from Gareth Jones, the man famed for his work on 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.