Label: Katorga Works
Reissued 2015, originally released 2010
Back in print and readily available (for perhaps the first time), we have Merchandise's debut LP (Strange Songs) in the Dark. The album, recorded in early 2010, marks a decisive break from the band's straightforward early post-punk EP's, moving instead toward the more experimental studio-based pop constructions that would be further explored in the subsequent Children of Desire and Totale Nite albums. Originally a split release between DIY punk labels Katorga Works and Drugged Conscience Records.