I usually try to avoid making direct comparisons to well-known musicians when I write about a band, but for now I’d like to forget about that rule. Tampa postpunks Merchandise are getting some love these days, and drawing unavoidable comparisons to a beloved 80s group from the UK whose name starts with an “S” and ends with “miths.”

Today’s 12 O’Clock Track is “Time,” from Merchandise’s newest album, Children of Desire.