The Merch Life

i write words, not melodies



This is where you can find any and all articles related to The Merch Life, my life on the road, Tourlaroids, or any article I've personally written for a publication.


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Alex Smith: More Than Your Average Merch Guy

An interview by Samantha Warren in Behind The Scene Press. An in depth Q&A wherein I talk about who I am and what I do. Featuring a promo pic by Anam Merchant.

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Alt Press GALLERY: Sleep On It share Polaroids from their tour with ROAM, As It Is and Grayscale

My first Alt Press article, this gallery included Tourlaroids Teddy Horansky and I took throughout our time on the road. It was pretty sick to be included in this and to be able to write little subtitles for some of the pictures.

Reverb.JPG How to Make Money Selling Merch: Screen Printing vs Direct to Garment Shirts

This was my first professional article I ever wrote. It was an interesting experience and I am pretty sure I've never read the final after it got hacked up by an editor. Maybe it's good, maybe not. Either way it was a good experience. 

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