NEWS : WED, NOV 16, 2022 at 7:00 AM

Listen to the Very Latest From Weird Nightmare: “So Far Gone” Is an Exuberant Blast of Fun-as-Hell, Melodic Indie Rock

“So Far Gone,”  the latest track from Weird Nightmare, the electrifying new project from METZ guitarist and singer Alex Edkins is now available for your listening pleasure on all digital service providers. The single is an exuberant blast of fun-as-hell, melodic indie rock that mixes equal parts Replacements, Teenage Fanclub, and Edkins’ own METZ-ian snarl. This stand-alone track follows the double A-Side split,  “I Think You Know” w/ “Bird With an Iron Head” with friends Ancient Shapes, and the self-titled debut full-length released earlier this year, which was aptly described by The Quietus as “…an irresistibly euphoric blast of feedback spattered garage-pop that is just what the doctor ordered to chase away any lingering post-lockdown blues.”
Weird Nightmare will play a few Canadian shows later this week with Ancient Shapes, as well as a batch of US dates w Archers of Loaf, both before and then after Edkins heads out on a special 10 Years Anniversary Tour on the US west coast w METZ in December. See below for a full list of dates. 
Weird Nightmare Tour Dates w/ Ancient Shapes:
Thu. Nov. 17 - Hamilton, ON - Casbah
Fri. Nov. 18 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace   
Sat. Nov 19 - St Catharines, ON - Warehouse
Weird Nightmare Tour Dates w/ Archers of Loaf:
Tue. Nov. 29 - Baltimore, MD -Ottobar
Wed. Nov. 30 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
Thu. Dec. 01 - Cambridge, MA - SInclair
Fri. Dec. 02 - Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
Wed. Jan. 11 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace
Thu. Jan. 12 - Detroit, MI - El Club
Fri. Jan 13 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
Sat. Jan 14 - St. Louis, MO - Delmar Hall
Sun. Jan 15 - Nashville, TN - Basement East
METZ 10 Years Anniversary Tour Dates:
Wed. Dec. 07 - Phoenix AZ - Valley Bar #
Thu. Dec. 08 - Los Angeles, CA- Teragram Ballroom #
Fri. Dec. 09 - Oakland, CA - New Parish #
Sun. Dec. 11 - Seattle, WA - Neumos #
Mon. Dec. 12 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge #
Thu. Dec. 15 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club *
Fri. Dec 16 - Chicago, IL - Metro *
# w/ Kowloon Walled City
* w/ Spiritual Cramp
What people have been saying about Weird Nightmare:
“The debut Weird Nightmare album from METZ guitarist/vocalist Alex Edkins is a hook-filled set of blown-out power-pop with distorted guitars, punchy rhythms and bright pop melodies.” - KEXP
“The tension between chaos and order sparks gripping theater on songs like “Searching for You,” a descendant of “Anarchy in the UK,” the grunge-inclined “Lusitania” and the atypical, eight-minute ballad “Holding Out,” which suggests an angsty sleepwalker. Whatever the groove, Edkins sounds like a man on the verge of spontaneous combustion.” - The Big Takeover
“Weird Nightmare is all about hooks and melody. Still delivered with levels in the red, but these are ultracatchy powerpop songs first and foremost, and really good ones at that.” - Brooklyn Vegan
“‘Weird Nightmare’ is Alex Edkins giving us an access all areas pass to his creative process. It’s an invite no-one should decline.” - Northern Transmissions
Weird Nightmare isn’t something that will have listeners running away or falling asleep. Edkins’s 10-song tracklist is a fun, energetic and zany concoction of sounds and textures that recall his main band while simultaneously taking things in fresh directions.” - Exclaim!
“If having fun and being free was what Edkins most wanted to come through on the recording of Weird Nightmare, he undoubtedly achieved it on his delightfully distorted and warped debut solo album.” - Exclaim!
“On the 10 tracks that comprise the project’s self-titled Sub Pop debut, Edkins revels in magnetic hooks and brighter, sunny melodies, exploring explicitly an aspect of his songwriting that had previously been mostly implicit.” - Treble
“…Weird Nightmare will bring a little noisy sunshine to your day.” - Narc

Posted by Abbie Gobeli