Make up artist out of Tampa, FL.
Merchandise is a band fighting against the easy categorization reserved for abbreviated biographies. The project is equal parts punk misanthropy, maudlin balladeering, fine art, low humor, classical study, psychedelic spacecasing, mad science and pop genius.
Formed as a trio in Tampa, Florida in 2008, the band has undergone ceaseless revision and reinvention. After putting out numerous records and tapes on independent punk labels and touring the underground, the band truly hit its stride with the release of their second LP “Children of Desire” in April 2012. In addition to a very warm reception from fans, the record received praise from the likes of Pitchfork, NME, Spin, and numerous other critics and journals.
Vibes of the Bay, presented by Symphonic Distribution, is a one day collaboration festival focusing on local music and art, vendors, food trucks and of course, beer. The event was created to bring awareness and showcase the best up and coming talent and local businesses in the Tampa Bay Area.