Merch Party is our monthly column that guides you through the best band merch coming to a venue near you, but this time I thought we should take a minute to reflect on how many ultra-kawaii enamel pins are on offer. Not all of these bands have upcoming shows, but we still want to highlight just how good their pin designs are!
OF MONTREAL, DOLPHIN BOY & FRIENDS PINS – $12
This set by of Montreal is especially endearing, if a little weird! A steal at $12 for the lot.
TINY BLUE GHOST, GHOST PIN – $7
Sheet ghosts are inarguably the cutest spook that ever spooked, and I fully support this v. good blue enamel pin version!
WIMPS, SKATEBOARDING HOT DOG PIN – $8
Wimps actually DO have shows near us this week – they’re in DC at Black Cat on the 8th, and will roll thru NYC on the 10th for a show at Berlin, followed by Alphaville on the 11th. Grab a skateboarding hot dog pin, ’cause it’s the gosh dang best!
JAWBREAKER, SALT GIRL PIN – $10
Oh my god YES YES YES to this Jawbreaker pin, you guys. ICONIC.
SONS OF AN ILLUSTRIOUS FATHER, SHROUD GOLD GLITTER PIN – $10
I love SOAIF! Obviously I want to wear SOAIF in the form of a pin all of the time! I can have it all for just $10!
OH WONDER, DUO PIN – $6.99
Oh Wonder are pretty super twee (IMO)…like, tell me you don’t get Zooey Deschanel vibes from Josephine! Hence it comes as no surprise that they’ve got this v. cute enamel pin on offer:
CHERRY GLAZERR, FARTING BUTT & LA CROIX CAN PINS – $8
TAYLOR SWIFT, MEREDITH & OLIVIA SWIFT PINS – $15
If you for some reason didn’t think I’d be including Taylor Swift merch in this round-up, you were SORELY MISTAKEN. I’m not even a cat person and I want this pin set, y’all. CUTE AF.