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NEWS : FRI, NOV 5, 2021 at 7:30 AM

Watch the METZ Live at the Opera House Concert Film in its entirety + Tour Dates

Long considered one of the planet’s most bombastic live acts and foremost purveyors of abrasive melodicism, METZ has spent the majority of their 11-year tenure crisscrossing the globe and bringing their unparalleled energy directly to the people. Determined to connect with their fans and to find a way within the confines of the pandemic to create a live experience as dynamic as their most recent full length, Atlas Vending, METZ took to the stage in October 2020 at the Opera House in Toronto to livestream a performance of Atlas Vending in its entirety. Directed by the band’s longtime video collaborator Scott Cudmore, you can now watch this stunning performance on YouTube. Click here to watch. 

The film is a reminder of METZ’s intense, life-affirming performances, which they are bringing back to the stages of North America this November and December with longtime friends and equally excellent bands, Preoccupations and FACS. The tour begins November 18th in Phoenix and will close with METZ headlining a two-night stand in Toronto at Lee’s Palace on December 17th-18th. The band will return to Europe and the UK in the spring of 2022. 

Live at the Opera House was recorded by Graham Walsh, mixed by Seth Manchester and is available now on all digital service providers. The limited-edition 1,000-piece pressing on tricolor (Black/White/Oxblood) vinyl is practically sold out. If you miss the chance to buy this handsome, collectible LP online, you can and should (FINALLY) go see METZ at one of their upcoming shows where they will have a limited number of these Live at the Opera House LPs for sale.


METZ on the road:

2021

Thu. Nov. 18 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom

Fri. Nov. 19 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom 

Sat. Nov. 20 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent

Mon. Nov. 22 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom

Tue. Nov. 23 - Seattle, WA - The Tractor Tavern

Wed. Nov. 24 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore

Fri. Nov. 26 - Calgary, AB - Commonwealth Bar & Stage

Sat. Nov. 27 - Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room

Mon. Nov. 29 - Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg Park Theatre

Tue. Nov. 30 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club

Thu. Dec. 02 - Milwaukee, WI - The Back Room - Colectivo

Fri. Dec. 03 - Detroit, MI - Museum of Contemporary Art 

Sun. Dec. 05 - Ottawa ON - Bronson Centre 

Mon. Dec. 06 - Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount 

Tue. Dec. 07 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall 

Thu. Dec. 09 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere: Hall

Fri. Dec. 10 - New York, NY - The Bowery Ballroom

Sat. Dec. 11 - Philadelphia, PA - The Foundry at The Fillmore 

Mon. Dec. 13 - Washington, DC - Union Stage

Tue. Dec. 14 - Columbus, OH - A&R Music Bar

Thu. Dec. 16 - Chicago, IL - Metro 

Fri. Dec. 17 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace (METZ only) 

Sat. Dec. 18 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace (METZ only)

All shows w/ Preoccupations and FACS except Toronto. 


2022: 

Fri. Apr. 01 - Leicester, UK - O2 Academy 2⁣ 

Sat. Apr. 02 - Blackpool, UK - Bootleg Social⁣

Sun. Apr. 03 - Manchester, UK - YES⁣

Mon. Apr. 04 - Newcastle, UK - The Cluny⁣

Wed. Apr. 06 - Glasgow, UK - Stereo⁣

Thu. Apr. 07 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club⁣

Fri. Thu. Apr. 08 - Bristol, UK - Thekla⁣

Sat. Apr. 09 - Brighton, UK - Green Door Store⁣

Sun. Apr. 10 - London, UK - Scala⁣

Mon. Apr. 11 - Lille, FR - L’Aeronef⁣

Tue. Apr. 12 - Antwerp, BE - Trix⁣

Wed. Apr. 13 - Paris, FR - Petit Bain⁣

Fri. Apr. 15 - Biarritz, FR - Atabal⁣

Sat. Apr. 16 - Vigo, ES - La Iguana 

Sun. Apr. 17 - Porto, PT - Hard Club⁣

Mon. Apr. 18 - Lisbon, PT - LAV⁣

Wed. Apr. 20 - Madrid, ES - Independence Live⁣

Thu. Apr. 21 - Barcelona, ES - LA 2⁣

Fri. Apr. 22 - Nimes, FR - Paloma

Sat. Apr. 23 - Dudingen, CH - Bad Bonn⁣

Sun. Apr. 24 - Lausanne, CH - Les Docks⁣

Mon. Apr. 25 - Zurich, CH - Bogen F⁣

Wed. Apr. 27 - Munich, DE - Kranhalle⁣

Thu. Apr. 28 - Vienna, AT - Arena Wien⁣

Fri. Apr. 29 - Berlin, DE - Lido⁣

Sat. Apr. 30 - Esch-Sur-Alzette, LU - Out of the Crowd Festival 

Sun. May 01 - Rotterdam, NL - Rotown⁣

Tue. May 03 - Copenhagen, DK - Loppen⁣

Wed. May 04 - Hamburg, DE - Hafenklang⁣

Thu. May 05 - Groningen, NL - Vera⁣

Fri. May 06 - Utrecht, NL - TivoliVredenburg⁣

Sat. May 07 - Cologne, DE - Artheater⁣

All shows w/ Psychic Graveyard

Tickets for all 2021 and 2022 shows at https://www.metzztem.com/live.


Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : WED, AUG 4, 2021 at 7:00 AM

METZ Unveil Live at the Opera House Available Digitally Now | LP November 5th

Long considered one of the planet’s most bombastic live acts and foremost purveyors of abrasive melodicism, METZ has spent the majority of their 11-year tenure crisscrossing the globe and bringing their unparalleled energy directly to the people. Determined to connect with their fans and to find a way within the confines of the pandemic to create a live experience as dynamic as their most recent full length, Atlas Vending, METZ took to the stage in October 2020 at the Opera House in Toronto to livestream a performance of Atlas Vending in its entirety. Today the band announced the release of this raw and powerful performance.
 
Live at the Opera House, recorded by Graham Walsh and mixed by Seth Manchester, is available now on all digital service providers, with bundles at Bandcamp and Sub Pop’s Mega Mart that include the full concert film directed by the band’s longtime video collaborator Scott Cudmore. Also starting today; a pre-order for the limited 1,000 piece pressing on tricolor (Black/White/Oxblood) vinyl which includes a download of the full concert film. The LP can be pre-ordered through megamart.subpop.comMETZ’s merch store, and Bandcamp, and will be available November 5th in select independent retailers in North America. Grab one while supplies last.


To celebrate this release, today METZ have shared the striking live performance video for “Pulse” from the Opera House. The opening song of a set that grabs you, shakes you, and doesn’t let go until the final crushing blow and the feedback subsides, this video, and the full Live at the Opera House album and film, are clear reminders of the unparalleled energy and spirit of METZ live. METZ return to the stages of North America this November and December and will tour Europe & the UK in the spring of 2022. 
 
METZ on the road
2021
Nov. 18 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
Nov. 19 Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom 
Nov. 20 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
Nov. 22 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
Nov. 23 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile - Showroom 
Nov. 24 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore
Nov. 26 Calgary, AB - Commonwealth Bar & Stage
Nov. 27 Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room
Nov. 29 Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg Park Theatre
Nov. 30 St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
Dec. 2 Milwaukee, WI - The Back Room - Colectivo
Dec. 3 Detroit, MI - Museum of Contemporary Art 
Dec 5 Ottawa ON - Bronson Centre 
Dec. 6 Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount 
Dec. 7 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall 
Dec. 9 Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere: Hall
Dec. 10 NY, NY - The Bowery Ballroom
Dec. 11 Philadelphia, PA - The Foundry at The Fillmore 
Dec. 13 Washington, DC - Union Stage
Dec. 14 Columbus, OH - A&R Music Bar
Dec. 16 Chicago, IL - Metro 
Dec. 17 Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace (METZ only) 
Dec. 18 Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace (METZ only)
 
All shows w/ Preoccupations and FACS except Toronto. 
 
2022
Apr. 01 - Leicester, UK - O2 Academy 2⁣ 
Apr. 02 - Blackpool, UK - Bootleg Social⁣
Apr. 03 - Manchester, UK - YES⁣
Apr. 04 - Newcastle, UK - The Cluny⁣
Apr. 06 - Glasgow, UK - Stereo⁣
Apr. 07 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club⁣
Apr. 08 - Bristol, UK - Thekla⁣
Apr. 09 - Brighton, UK - Green Door Store⁣
Apr. 10 - London, UK - Scala⁣
Apr. 11 - Lille, FR - L’Aeronef⁣
Apr. 12 - Antwerp, BE - Trix⁣
Apr. 13 - Paris, FR - Petit Bain⁣
Apr. 15 - Biarritz, FR - Atabal⁣
Apr. 16 - Vigo, ES - La Iguana 
Apr. 17 - Porto, PT - Hard Club⁣
Apr. 18 - Lisbon, PT - LAV⁣
Apr. 20 - Madrid, ES - Independence Live⁣
Apr. 21 - Barcelona, ES - LA 2⁣
Apr. 22 - Nimes, FR - Paloma
Apr. 23 - Dudingen, CH - Bad Bonn⁣
Apr. 24 - Lausanne, CH - Les Docks⁣
Apr. 25 - Zurich, CH - Bogen F⁣
Apr. 27 - Munich, DE - Kranhalle⁣
Apr. 28 - Vienna, AT - Arena Wien⁣
Apr. 29 - Berlin, DE - Lido⁣
May 01 - Rotterdam, NL - Rotown⁣
May 03 - Copenhagen, DK - Loppen⁣
May 04 - Hamburg, DE - Hafenklang⁣
May 05 - Groningen, NL - Vera⁣
May 06 - Utrecht, NL - TivoliVredenburg⁣
May 07 - Cologne, DE - Artheater⁣
 
All shows w/ Psychic Graveyard 



METZ
Live at the Opera House


Tracklisting:
1. Pulse
2. Blind Youth Industrial Park
3. The Mirror
4. No Ceiling
5. Hail Taxi
6. Draw Us In
7. Sugar Pill
8. Framed by the Comet’s Tail
9. Parasite
10. A Boat to Drown In 
11. Negative Space
12. Wet Blanket 


Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : TUE, JUN 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM

METZ share mesmerizing live performance of “A Boat to Drown In,” from their acclaimed new album, Atlas Vending + full 2021 North American co-headline tour with Preoccupations

METZ have announced a long-awaited return to North American stages this year. In support of their 2020 critically-acclaimed album, Atlas Vending, METZ will take their intense, life-affirming performances on a co-headline run with longtime friends and fellow Canadians, Preoccupations. The tour will begin on Nov. 18 in Phoenix, AZ with stops including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, Detroit, Montreal, Brooklyn, and Chicago before closing when METZ make a two-night hometown stand on Dec. 17 & 18 at Lee’s Palace in Toronto, ON. These dates are in addition to their previously announced European tour with Psychic Graveyard. See below for a full list of all global 2021 and 2022 shows. 
 
Of their impending post-pandemic tour, frontman Alex Edkins shares, “We are incredibly excited to be announcing a real in-person tour for later this year! We cannot wait to share Atlas Vending with you and to reconnect with our musical friends and family worldwide.” 

Today the band has also unveiled a live video of their stand-out single “A Boat to Drown In,” a clear reminder of the unparalleled energy and spirit of METZ live. The concert footage was shot at the Opera House in Toronto during their livestream performance of Atlas Vending at the end of 2020. Like what you see and hear? Then stay tuned for some exciting news the group will be sharing around their Live at the Opera House performance in the coming weeks.



METZ on the road:
 
2021:
Nov. 18 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
Nov. 19 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom 
Nov. 20 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
Nov. 22 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
Nov. 23 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile - Showroom 
Nov. 24 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore
Nov. 26 - Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room
Nov. 27 - Calgary, AB - Commonwealth Bar & Stage
Nov. 29 - Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg Park Theatre
Nov. 30 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
Dec. 02 - Milwaukee, WI - The Back Room - Colectivo
Dec. 03 - Detroit, MI - Museum of Contemporary Art 
Dec. 06 - Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount 
Dec. 07 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall 
Dec. 09 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere: Hall
Dec. 10 - NY, NY - The Bowery Ballroom
Dec. 11 - Philadelphia, PA - The Foundry at The Fillmore 
Dec. 13 - Washington, DC - Union Stage
Dec. 14 - Columbus, OH - A&R Music Bar
Dec. 15 - Chicago, IL - Metro 
Dec. 17 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace (METZ only) 
Dec. 18 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace (METZ only)
 
*All shows w/ Preoccupations except Toronto, Toronto on sale now, all additional shows on sale Friday, June 18th at 10 am local. 
 
2022
Apr. 01 - Leicester, UK - O2 Academy 2 
Apr. 02 - Blackpool, UK - Bootleg Social
Apr. 03 - Manchester, UK - YES
Apr. 04 - Newcastle, UK - The Cluny
Apr. 06 - Glasgow, UK - Stereo
Apr. 07 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
Apr. 08 - Bristol, UK - Thekla
Apr. 09 - Brighton, UK - Green Door Store
Apr. 10 - London, UK - Scala
Apr. 11 - Lille, FR - L’Aeronef
Apr. 12 - Antwerp, BE - Trix
Apr. 13 - Paris, FR - Petit Bain
Apr. 15 - Biarritz, FR - Atabal
Apr. 16 - Vigo, ES - La Iguana 
Apr. 17 - Porto, PT - Hard Club
Apr. 18 - Lisbon, PT - LAV
Apr. 20 - Madrid, ES - Independence Live
Apr. 21 - Barcelona, ES - LA 2
Apr. 22 - Nimes, FR - Paloma
Apr. 23 - Dudingen, CH - Bad Bonn
Apr. 24 - Lausanne, CH - Les Docks
Apr. 25 - Zurich, CH - Bogen F
Apr. 27 - Munich, DE - Kranhalle
Apr. 28 - Vienna, AT - Arena Wien
Apr. 29 - Berlin, DE - Lido
May 01 - Rotterdam, NL - Rotown
May 03 - Copenhagen, DK - Loppen
May 04 - Hamburg, DE - Hafenklang
May 05 - Groningen, NL - Vera
May 06 - Utrecht, NL - TivoliVredenburg
May 07 - Cologne, DE - Artheater
 
All shows w/ Psychic Graveyard


Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : MON, JUN 14, 2021 at 7:00 AM

Hear new Sub Pop Singles Club Vol. 6 tracks from Duma, Hand Habits, and LIDS

Sub Pop proudly presents new, exclusive, two-song singles by Duma, Hand Habits, and LIDS. The three singles are part of the Sub Pop Singles Club Vol. 6, which continues Sub Pop’s incessant pandering to record collectors by way of limited-edition, subscription-only 7” vinyl singles. While the vinyl editions are only available to Singles Club subscribers – which you can become via the Sub Pop Mega Mart! – the music can now be heard on all digital music services. If you want the 7”s, hurry up and subscribe, as the 1,000 available subscriptions are nearly sold-out. Now that you’ve suffered through the sales pitch, here’s a bit about the artists!
 
Nairobi, Kenya’s Duma wowed us with their self-titled 2020 debut on Nyege Nyege Tapes. The duo – vocalist Martin Khanja (aka Lord Spike Heart) and producer/guitarist Sam Karugu - slams together metal, punk, industrial, and aggressive electronic music to blistering, boundary smashing effect. Their two songs, “Cannis” and “Mbukinya,” are a thrilling taste of Africa’s metal/experimental underground.
 
Hand Habits, the songwriting outlet of guitarist Meg Duffy, brings us two lovely new tracks: “motherless” and “no reply.” Lest the fact that we are releasing a Hand Habits record not make it clear, we at Sub Pop are huge fans of these specific songs, and Meg’s thoughtful, innovative, and all-around gorgeous music in general. Hand Habits’ next LP, produced by Sasami Ashworth, is out later this year on Saddle Creek.
 
LIDS is a new-ish band and veritable Canadian supergroup featuring Alex Edkins of METZ, Brian Borcherdt of Holy Fuck/Dusted, and Doug MacGregor of Constantines. Their single, “Furniture” b/w “Half Twin,” is LIDS’ second vinyl release (following the “Sarsfest” b/w “Blank Flag” single). The tracks make for a thoroughly engrossing 1-2 punch of melodic post-punk, with hints of Suicide and Television Personalities, and more than a hint of the rock-par-excellence LIDS’ members are known for.






Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : FRI, MAR 12, 2021 at 7:00 AM

Listen to METZ’s “Acid” and “Slow Decay” out now

Written and recorded during the 2017 Strange Peace sessions with Steve Albini, these two beloved offerings, initially left on the cutting room floor, were revisited, reworked, and ultimately reinvigorated during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic. With “Acid” and “Slow Decay” the Canadian trio continue to break new ground while honing their ever-evolving, nuanced approach to pummeling rhythms and off-kilter melodies. The band describes “Acid” as, “…a song about having a fresh perspective, a newly widened outlook on the world and one’s life. Being shaken awake from a malaise and realizing there is no time for petty bullshit. Love what you love, love who you love! Embrace it and don’t wait.” Indeed, a fresh perspective and a sense of urgency is something METZ always manages to offer. These two songs are available physically on a 7” from Three One G, limited to 1,000 copies, with one side of the vinyl custom printed by The Black Moon Design, and featuring cover art by Jonathan Bauerle. Both songs are also now available for streaming and download from Sub Pop. 


Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : WED, MAR 3, 2021 at 9:00 AM

This just in! The illustrious Jeff Tweedy, Nairobi electro-punk-metallers Duma, and the NW’s own BNH Deluxe are now part of the Sub Pop Singles Club Vol. 6!

The famed Jeff Tweedy, Nairobi techno-punk-metallers Duma, and the Pacific NW’s own BNH Deluxe will join John Waters, LIDS, Sheltered Workshop Singers, and more TBA in releasing singles as part of the Sub Pop Singles Club Vol. 6. The Singles Club Vol. 6 continues Sub Pop’s habit of sporadically releasing series of limited-edition, subscription-only 7” singles by artists that we, and hopefully you, like. Subscribe now because these 7”s will be limited to a mere 1,000 copies, and once they are gone, they are gone forever!


Posted by Abbie Gobeli