Merchandise Play Dead "In Nightmare Room"

Tampa's own Merchandise take the Miami stage tonight at the Vagabond (30 NE 14th Street, Miami) with Teengirl Fantasy. The lo-fi video (released in August) for "In Nightmare Room," off the free album Children of Desire, shows band members spitting up fake blood and playing dead in a dark basement while a drum machine beats sixteenth-notes and guitar chords reverberate. Eyelinered singer Carson Cox even pulls the old flashlight-under-chin move, proving that, like many a goth frontman before him, he has more fun putting on a show than he does putting the scare in you.

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