Tampa post punk band Merchandise have teamed up with Dum Dum Girls for a 7″ single titled Red Sun, to be released on Sub Pop on November 27. They’ve premiered the single “Red Sun,” an evocative and apocalyptic track about Red Sun, the God of War incarnated in a woman’s body, sung by Dum Dum Girls’ Dee Dee. The track was recorded in Tampa, Berlin, and New York over the summer. Read the bands’ statement on the project and listen below to “Red Sun.”
“Red Sun” and “Echo” were both written after midnight. “Red Sun” is the story of love, power, and weakness. A 3 minute narrative about the mystery of human attraction and its hold on the psyche. “Red Sun,” played by Dee Dee, is half siren and half desert wanderer. She’s the temptress and the God of War in the body of girl who can make all men her victim. “Echo” takes place in the streets of Berlin. In “Echo” our narrator is lost in the madness of regret and lost love. In the warm streets of summer he’s frozen by his thoughts as if it were winter already.