At MERGE4, we know music is more than fleeting background noise you switch on to add a little ambiance to a dinner party. We understand that music is soul, movement, emotion— and for many, it’s a way of life. The right music can bring you higher than your doubts, swoop low to comfort you on disconcerting days, and add a butt-kicking theme song to the story of your life. Beyond all that, music is inspiring—and it inspires us every day to create show-stopping, game-changing designs.
MERGE4 is made up of a diverse team of athletes, artists, performers, and—you guessed it—musicians. These enigmatic influencers are what drive the creative juices behind every sock, and their musical talents and abilities leak into each new design. While music tastes may vary, we believe that all music lovers are connected by one belief—that no one should ever hide their passion for song.
Our group of musicians includes: Sublime, a band of Long Beach rag-tag punks goes from playing backyard parties and selling cassettes out of the trunks of their cars to creating an entirely new and revolutionary blend of music. They brought together a community of reggae, tattooed-punks, Rastafarians, surfers, Chicanos, hip-hoppers and others, defining an entire era and lifestyle that lives on - over 25 years later - and stronger than ever!
Landon McNamara, a native to North Shore with a number one single under his belt, and Circle Jerks, a group with roots stretching back to 1979. After McNamara gained recognition after his single Dollar Short and A Minute Late reached number one on reggae billboard charts and dominated Hawaiian radio, he continued to take genres such as reggae, rock and roll, and blues to create a sound that was entirely his own. Growing up under the influence of a surfing lifestyle, McNamara draws inspiration from the waves. Two pairs of our socks are a testimony to him and his style, perfect for a laid-back soul surfer making up the rules along the way.
Circle Jerks found their start in Los Angeles in the late 1970’s, and while their journey has had its rocky moments, it certainly hasn’t been without its highlights. Even though the band broke up and re-formed three times, their debut album, Group Sex, has been widely considered a landmark in the hardcore punk genre. Many punk rock groups have since cited Circle Jerks to be an influence—and many punk rockers and heavy metal enthusiasts have felt the same way throughout the years. Our Circle Jerk socks are a humble tribute to one of the greats.
Music is more than a collection of sounds that you may or may or not listen to. Rather, music is the lifeblood of creation; a steady drumbeat before the onset of inspiration. Without it, we certainly wouldn’t have been driven to create as much as we already have. We probably wouldn’t have so many amazing socks to choose from, either.
For a complete range of Merge band collaboration and music socks, check out https://merge4.com/collab-socks/music.html