Listen: Merchandise - "Figured Out"

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In what's possibly the Greatest News Ever, three of our favorite bands have collaborated on a Record Store Day 12" - onetime tourmates Milk Music, Destruction Unit, and Merchandise will drop a split, 7-track LP called USA '13 that I will be lining up at approximately six AM to get my grubby hands on. Our first taste from it is Merchandise's "Figured Out," a shimmery, full-throttle romantic anthem par excellence from the contemporary masters of shimmery, full-throttle romantic anthems, whose latter half puts Dave Vassalotti's singular, reverb-heavy guitar on full display. As per usual from the band, it sounds like it'd belong flawlessly over the end credits of a somewhat more punk John Hughes movie. Record Store Day's April 19 - stay tuned.