Archive for June, 2019

June 17, 2019



Rich Morel and Ian Svenonius introduce the world to Too Much with a preview of their debut single “Patent Leather” b/w “Dyslexia,” available in full on July 12 as a 7-inch and via digital services on Merge Records.

TOO MUCH use excitement and pathos to create sounds, a reversal which has never before been attempted. The listener isn’t actually hearing anything, but imagining that they hear things based on suggested impulses sent forth through the name, the record cover, etc. It is dance, it is rock ’n’ roll, it perfectly distills everything Rich and Ian ever liked or wanted from music.

A-side “Patent Leather” is a love song of pure self-absorption and, simultaneously, absolute devotion. Watch the video by film maker Douglas Hart now, and pre-order the 7-inch today in the Merge store or wherever music is sold.

TOO MUCH Merge Records Release