Sasquatch 2015, Day 2: Merchandise

photos by Brittany Bollay

It didn’t take long for Merchandise frontman Carson Cox’s dry sense of humor to set in with his band’s Saturday afternoon crowd. “So we’re from Florida,” he deadpanned. “Can you believe it?” On a hot afternoon, the hazy qualities of Merchandise’s music were brought to the forefront, an effect that might have been augmented by some substances in the crowd. (“I hear the green is good in Washington State. I’m talking about drugs. That is what this song is about. Drugs.”) Now a quartet, Merchandise’s new configuration didn’t allow Cox to move around far from his guitar or keyboard, but when he did, he swayed his way through “Little Killer” and other highlights from last year’s After The End on the Bigfoot stage’s catwalk. What started as a sparsely started affair ended up as a fairly well-attended, dance-friendly set, and no one know that more than Cox. “We’ve got two songs left,” he said with a slight pause. “But they’re really fucking long.”

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