• "During the next few weeks, thanks to the miracle of modern radio-telemetry, the nation's TV screens became a scoreboard registering every detail of the President's _p_h_y_s_i_c_a_l_ and _m_e_n_t_a_l_ functions. His brave, if tremulous, heartbeat drew its trace along the lower edge of the screen, while above it newscasters expanded on his daily physical routines, on the twenty-eight feet he had walked in the rose garden, the calorie count of his modest lunches, the result of his latest brain-scan, read-outs of his kidney, liver and lung function. In addition, there was a daunting sequence of _p_e_r_s_o_n_a_l_i_t_y_ and IQ tests, all designed to reassure the American public that the man at the helm of the free world was more than equal to the daunting tasks that faced him across the Oval Office desk. For all practical purposes, as I tried to explain... the President was scarcely more than a corpse wired for _s_o_u_n_d_."

in the whirlwind of the fiesta

the long rope keeping us from deep space is being pulled with ever-increasing strength and urgency. the Corpse drops onto the American soil in a few days (9/23) and the wscientists are scrambling to make sure all the pieces fit. in the meantime, a new video has surfaced (see below) and a stretch of live ‘intimate’ … Continue reading



  that feeling of hot air slapping you across the face… it wasn’t all just talk. don’t you know it all happens for a reason? the seemingly pointless rituals, “the motions,” etc., all coagulate. the mass, imperceptible, is something nonetheless. block upon block upon block, stacked for millennia, have delivered us to this moment. in times of mass … Continue reading

wMangled Context

the summer’s heat is fierce and uncompromising, hotter and hotter still. under this swelling pressure, the mind’s frame softens and falls under risk of a melt. this seems to be happening to the wMerchmen down in the Sunshine State. fra Vassalotti threw some LP’s and a harddrive into the cauldron and came out with the heavy mix collage streamable below. a massive cut-up of … Continue reading

“…an eyeful of their machinations!”

Streaks and rumblings, wind-songs… and in a flash of lightning, BOOM, here we are together once more, reunited after all these years. My apologies, friends, for hibernating wordlessly and shirking my duties as e-mouthpiece for these befuddled dopeheads. Marchendes lives, and if he breathes, he speaks. On behalf of wMerchandise, I will once again be bringing you up-to-date … Continue reading

The people. The people. And the dogs.

the present and recent past have been filled to the brim with activity. a much anticipated day off brings a much needed update to this much neglected page. our Totale Nite LP was released a few months back and we’ve been on the road consistently in support of it. it can be found via the … Continue reading

With what firearms?

massive updates to the Upcoming Shows section, including our first ever European dates. we couldn’t be more thrilled! expect more additions in the near future (including more SXSW shows, European gigs, etc). all upcoming gigs will be performed as a four-piece, the original Merch trio being rounded out by our new full-time drummer Elsner Nino. … Continue reading

You wrote this?

the new year is upon us. a rash of tour dates concerning the western half of america have been posted in the upcoming shows section. our new 12″ EP Totale Nite will be available in time for the tour. check out a track from the album below: we also made a new WMix (#7) since … Continue reading

It’s always preferable not to travel with a dead man.

A new and uncertain year is almost upon us. A brief update now couldn’t hurt. We’re still hard at work on the new record. 99.5% of the way there. Should be available via Night People this upcoming February. You will also have the opportunity to pick it up from us (in the flesh) on a … Continue reading

Methinks it is no journey.

We are back from our 40day trek across (a solid half) of North America. Thanks to everyone who helped with the shows, came out, bought merch, etc. Our apologies to those who were put out by the confusion stemming from our last-minute cancellations/moved shows/obscure addresses. Things will run more smoothly in the future. We’re putting … Continue reading

A gibbet rose from the ground.

our 5-week trek across the US (and some of Canada) beings tomorrow and we couldn’t be more excited. some things have changed since the last update and some things are still in the process of changing. we’ll post about those once they are confirmed. of note: we’ve added a daytime matinee show in Willimantic, CT … Continue reading