Merchandise – Anxiety’s Door

Title: Anxiety’s Door

Artist: Merchandise

Album: Totale Nite

Year: 2013

Genre: Post-Punk, Indie Rock, Garage Rock

Lyrically? Potent. The structure? Stylistically widescreen awesomeness! On their others songs they embrace both a darkness and romantisicm in their songs but on this one we feel a kind of hypertension while leader Carson Cox sees “old men sleep in the road,” all the while he’s “drinking the perfumed air” and embracing his loneliness and isolation. There’s even a surreal scene where he’s having a conversation with the sun. Beautiful.