In a year full of fidget spinners and blink-and-you’ll-miss-’em trends, coming out with a piece of merch that fans would remember for months afterward was quite the challenge. But we have a list, thanks to a wonderful group of our friends, recapping the coolest merch that came out this year!
Be sure to check out all the merch below, and if that particular item is still available, you can find links to purchasing it within the description of each item!
What was your favorite piece of band merch that came out this year? Let us know in the comments!
If you’ve missed any of our previous 2017 Year In Review categories, click here.
Nathanael Olson of Household
A Microwave pin that glows in the dark! I put it on my jacket and I feel really cool. Also, we share it. I get to wear it on every second weekend of the month!
TJ Horansky of Sleep On It
My friend bought the New Found Glory book that documents the past 20 years of their history. I love stuff like that. A visual journey through a band’s history is so moving and inspiring. It’s something I’d like to do for Sleep On It at some point!
Brooke Daly – Infectious Magazine Staff
Sure, wearing a shirt or buying a vinyl are cool ways to support the artists you like. They’ll never go out of style. Buying a frontman’s fragrance, though? That’s a rare and exciting opportunity. Issues’ Tyler Carter knows all about pushing boundaries with his multi-genre appreciating bandmates, so it makes sense that he changed the merch game as well. Carter released two signature fragrances – Stay Gold and Rebelle – under the LoveSexRiot brand. Both scents are perfect for those who identify on any point of the gender spectrum, are affordable, and have a sleek design. Smell as good as Issues’ latest album ‘Headspace’ sounds!
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