The brand new-ish digital-only single from METZ is available as of today. The single features two tracks, “Dirty Shirt” & “Leave Me Out,” which were previously only available on the now limited-edition bonus 7" that was given away with the band’s self-titled debut on SubPop.com, at select independent retailers, and at the band’s own merch table if you were lucky enough to catch them live. Why put out an otherwise out of print single in the digital format, you may be asking yourself? Well, it’s simple really, “Dirty Shirt” became a live staple for METZ, and it would be a shame if METZ fans were deprived of its heavy splendor simply because they missed out on the very limited seven inch.
See METZ perform “Dirty Shirt” live for yourselves at these three remarkable studio sessions.
METZ’s debut album, aptly titled METZ is out today on CD and on the fidelity-maximizing vinyl LP format. The CD and LP are also available to be bundled with one of two new METZ t-shirts. Pick up your copy of METZ.
Watch the brand new video for “Wet Blanket” from METZ, which premiered on Spin.com today:
The debut record by the band METZ is, quite reasonably, entitled METZ. It comes out October 9th, and also quite reasonably, The New Yorker recently called it “…one of the year’s best albums…” (they also said, “It is a punishing, noisy, exhilarating thing, a deeply impolite racket that will only sound better live…” and ""rude, severe, and excellent"). All of which, yes, of course.
You’re going to want the METZ record, is what we (and The New Yorker) are saying. And you may as well get it now, while the getting is especially good.
METZ have expanded their North American & European fall tour (all dates listed below) in support of their upcoming self-titled, full-length debut, available October 9 in North America & Europe, and October 15 in the UK, on CD, LP, and through digital providers such as Amazon, Itunes, as well as right here at subpop.com.
We’d be remiss if we did not remind you of the fact that if you order this record from subpop.com, that order will come with a free, limited-edition 7" single with two tracks not found on the album (“Dirty Shirt” b/w “Leave Me Out”). Additionally, if you happen to pre-order METZ from us, (or from a handful of independent record stores) specifically on LP, you will also receive the limited, colored-vinyl Loser Edition of this record. This is one of those limited edition type of deals, so, you know, first come, first serve as far as availability goes.
METZ ON TOUR
Sep 20 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore +
Sep 21 – Montreal, QC – Mission Santa Cruz %
Oct 06 – Ottawa, ON – Babylon Night Club
Oct 09 – Hamilton, ON – Baltimore House
Oct 10 – Guelph, ON – eBar $
Oct 11 – London, ON – APK Live $
Oct 12 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern $
Oct 18 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory / Sub Pop CMJ Showcase =
Oct 20 – Brighton, UK – The Hope
Oct 21 – Leeds, UK – The Library
Oct 22 – Glasgow, UK – Art School
Oct 23 – Manchester, UK – Kraak Gallery
Oct 24 – London, UK – Old Blue Blast (Presented by The Quietus)
Oct 25 – Paris, FR – Nouveau Casino
Oct 27 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
Oct 29 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
Nov 01 – Vancouver, BC – Media Club ^
Nov 02 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
Nov 03 – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
Nov 05 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
Nov 07 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Nov 09 – Costa Mesa, CA – Constellation Room
Nov 10 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
Nov 12 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
Nov 14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox
Nov 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
Nov 17 – Washington, DC – Red Palace
Nov 19 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Nov 20 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
Nov 21 – Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs
Nov 22 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore
+ w/ Hot Snakes
% w/ Merchandise
= w/ Pissed Jeans, King Tuff, Poor Moon, Daughn Gibson, Debo Band
$ w/ Roomrunner
^ w/ Ladyhawk
That’s right folks! Sub Pop is coming to The Big Apple to partake in the College Music Journal musical festivities. We will celebrate this year with a showcase in the vibrant borough of Brooklyn at The Knitting Factory on October 18th. The eclectic lineup for our Octrocktober Celebration is as follows:
Debo Band 8 PM
Daughn Gibson 8:50 PM
Poor Moon 9:40 PM METZ10:30 PM
King Tuff 11:20 PM
Pissed Jeans 12:10 AM
*Doors are at 7 PM and this show is 18+ for the first time in years! Young music directors, that means you can finally experience an official Sub Pop showcase. Hooray! Go here to buy tickets.
What people are saying about the bands:
“The Boston-based band Debo Band gives the psychedelic music heard on the Ethiopiques collections a high-spirited revamp,” -Village Voice (Live review, 2012)
“All Hell is a subtly clever record that pits one type of music that strongly evokes one era— here, country music— against another, namely this decade’s sample-heavy culture. Gibson does a lot of questioning within that framework, both seriously and tongue-in-cheek. All of that makes for a rewarding record to think about, and to intellectualize, but All Hell wouldn’t be nearly so fun to listen to if it weren’t for Gibson’s ear for melody. His thick baritone breezes confidently over the songs, lassoing hook after hook, redeeming his burnt-out characters through song.” – Pitchfork (Album review of All Hell, 2012)
“These songs are gutsier in their arrangements, more surefooted in the songwriting, and more certain of the band’s identity.” – Pitchfork (Album review Poor Moon LP, 2012)
“On their debut, Metz roll up the lurch of post-rock, the jagged flicker of post-punk, and the fist-pump chant-alongs of hardcore, into a concentrated clump of chaos.” – Spin (5 Best New Artists for August, 2012)
King Tuff finds Thomas leaving the garage for soaring, unbridled pop accessibility— the first track, after all, is called “Anthem”. His drawling hooks are variously dedicated to provoking physical movement or singing bratty lines about breaking the rules, bumming around, not giving a shit, and other charming, unapologetic matters of youth. (Overlooked Records, 2012) – Pitchfork
“There’s a blunt but effective wit at work here, pressed into the service of misanthropy.” – New York Times
“Were not the best, but were pretty good.” – Sub Pop Records
We the good people of Sub Pop Records, have some terribly important information about the band METZ and their forthcoming album METZ to impart to you.
Specifically, this information:
- The pre-order for METZ, the appropriately-titled debut full-length from METZ, is now available both from us here at Sub Pop.com and also from iTunes.
- Should you inexplicably remain unconvinced that your life would be enriched through future ownership of this METZ album, please consider the following:
There is a new video preview piece for METZ available in the player above and also right here for your future reference.
You can now download a free mp3 of the METZ track “Headache” here and stream the track through the likes of Spotify and Rdio.
There are also many opportunities for you to see METZ perform live on tour.
METZ on Tour
Aug. 23 – Detroit, MI – Griswold Lofts
Aug. 24 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge*
Aug. 25 – Minneapolis, MN – 400 Bar*
Aug. 27 – Chesterton, IN – Simple Days Cafe
Aug. 28 – Pittsburgh, PA – Garfield Artworks
Aug. 29 – Washington, D.C. – DC9
Aug. 30 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
Aug. 31 – New York, NY – Pianos
Sep. 01 – Brooklyn, NY – Death By Audio
Sep. 20 – Montreal, QC – Mission Santa Cruz ^^
Sep. 21 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore +
Oct. 06 – Ottawa, ON – Babylon
Oct. 10 – Guelph, ON – eBar
Oct. 11 – London, ON – APK Live
Oct. 12 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
Oct. 20 – Brighton, UK – The Hope
Oct. 21 – Leeds, UK – The Library
Oct. 22 – Glasgow, SF – Captains Rest
Oct. 23 – Manchester, UK – Kraak Gallery
Oct. 24 – London, UK – Old Blue Blast (Presented by The Quietus)
Nov. 01 – Vancouver, BC – Media Club
Nov. 02 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
Nov. 03 – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
Nov. 05 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
Nov. 07 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Nov. 10 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
Nov. 12 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
w/ Archers of Loaf
^^ w/ Hot Snakes
+ w/ Merchandise
With proper consideration of these facts, we’re sure you’ll come to the right decision.