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.
Also on the band’s YouTube channel today you’ll find the new fan video for the song “Dance Floor” from Niki & The Dove’s recent mix tape. This video was just made public and as we mentioned, it can be found on the band’s YouTube channel along with a whole host of other great videos. You should probably get over to their channel right away and explore.
We’ve mentioned this before as well, but Niki & The Dove’s forthcoming release, Instinct, is available now over at iTunes and will be available on CD / 2xLP August 7th via Sub Pop. Also worth noting again, though, is that those of you who pre-order Instinct first from subpop.com (and before August 7th!), will not only receive a limited Niki & The Dove tote bag but completed pre-orders for vinyl LP, will also potentially get the limited, Sub Pop Loser Edition version—a colored-vinyl copy of the record, in this case, it’s on crystal-clear colored-vinyl. Both of these offers are in limited supply, so first come, first serve. In other words, order soon!
Finally, in touring news, Niki & The Dove will embark on their first-ever US tour to support Instinct, and this run of dates will begin and ends in Los Angeles, CA, including a September 2nd appearance in Seattle, WA at Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival. We’ve listed the full list of tour dates below.
Niki & The Dove on Tour
Jun 14 – Brooklyn, NY – Northside Fest (@ Glasslands)
Aug 31 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Sep 01 – Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl
Sep 02 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot
Sep 05 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls +
Sep 07 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre +
Sep 08 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room +
Sep 09 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theatre +
Sep 11 – Norman, OK – Opolis +
Sep 13 – Dallas, TX – Trees +
Sep 14 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk +
Sep 16 – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds +
Sep 17 – McAllen, TX – Cine El Rey +
Sep 18 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree +
Sep 19 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl +
Sep 21 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel +
Sep 23 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Sep 24 – Washington, DC – Black Cat +
Sep 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer +
Sep 27 – New York, NY – Webster Hall +
Sep 29 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Oct 02 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel
Oct 03 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
Oct 04 – San Francisco, CA – Popscene
Oct 06 – Los Angeles CA – Taix
Oct 07 – Los Angeles, CA – Culture Collide Festival Block Party
Poor Moon has confirmed new tour dates this fall with fellow Sub Pop artists Beach House. The tour begins on October 4th in Seattle, WA at Showbox at the Market and ends on October 17th in Washington, DC at the 9:30 Club. Preceding that tour, the band will visit Olga, WA on August 11th for the Doe Bay Fest. Please find a full list of tour dates, including which dates will be with Beach House, below.
All this touring will be in support of Poor Moon’s self-titled debut full-length, which is going to be released August 28th CD/LP/Digitally and also which just happens to be available for pre-order now from places like subpop.com, Amazon, iTunes.
Special note to those of you who decide to pre-order Poor Moon from subpop.com: While supplies last, all Poor Moon orders will come with a limited-edition pre-order incentive of a bonus Poor Moon 7"! This is one of those rare and more-or-less-right-now-only time of deals, so head on over to the Poor Moon subpop.com page to take us up on this offer and other special pre-order deals on album + t-shirt bundles too.
Poor Moon on Tour
Aug 11 – Olga, WA – Doe Bay Fest
Oct 04 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market +
Oct 05 – Boise, ID – Egyptian +
Oct 07 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theatre +
Oct 08 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown +
Oct 09 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue +
Oct 10 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre +
Oct 11 – Chicago, IL – Riviera +
Oct 13 – Toronto, ON – Kool Haus +
Oct 14 – Montreal, QE – Club Soda +
Oct 15 – Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre +
Oct 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer +
Oct 17 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club +
+ w/ Beach House
It’s true, Sub Pop recording artists METZ are set to release their S/T debut full-length on October 9th in North America and Europe (October 15th in UK) on CD and LP, and through digital providers. The album features 11 tracks, not the least of which includes the lead single, “Headache,” which you might have noticed we’ve made available as a free download today. Stream the track in the player above and if you like what you hear, we’d suggest you enter your email for a free download of the song to be sent directly to you.
This METZ album was produced by METZ and was recorded by Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck) at Barn Window and Basketball 4 Life, and Alexandre Bonenfant at Dreamhouse Studios. There’s more to learn about these guys and you can find some good information on the band and their upcoming album over on the METZ Sub Pop artist page.
2. Get Off
3. Sad Pricks
5. Knife in the Water
7. Wet Blanket
9. The Mule
10. Negative Space
11. - )) -
METZ on Tour
Aug 03 Sackville, NB – Sappyfest
Aug 24 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Aug 25 Minneapolis, MN – 400 Bar
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
We have signed the ferocious Toronto-based trio METZ and will release the band’s debut full-length worldwide on October 9th, 2012. The band has created a concise video piece previewing the album, which is ready to be viewed in player embedded above.
METZ will perform two shows at NXNE in Toronto this weekend: June 15th at Wrongbar, and June 16th at the Phoenix. This will be followed by a one-off show on June 22nd in Seattle at Barboza, and a festival performance on August 3rd in Sackville, NB at Sappyfest. METZ will then head out on a week-long tour, beginning August 24th in Chicago, IL at Bottom Lounge and ending September 1st in Brooklyn, NY at Death by Audio. Full tour dates below.
About METZ: As their name suggests, Toronto’s METZ are short, sharp and to the point. They play minimal post-punk with enough of a grasp of melody and dynamics to appeal to the more casual listener.
Having been on the city’s live circuit since relocating from Ottawa in 2009, their chaotic live performances have quickly gained repute as some of the city’s best. And, if a fraction of their on-stage energy translates to their October 2012 debut, a crossover to the precariously fey mainstream indie world is not out of their reach.
Confrontational without being contrived and contorted without being convoluted, METZ are working rapidly outward from a pretty rare niche and are one band whose buzz is certain to induce violent shaking.
What people are saying about METZ:
“METZ have released a few great singles so far…If you dig AmRep, Brainiac, and McLusky and songs that employ that metallic “SHRIIIIIINNG,” you are not going to want to miss these guys." – Brooklyn Vegan
“Apparently there are bands from Canada who have balls. Sharing their name with my favorite baseball team—at least phonetically—Toronto’s METZ bring the raw, early ‘90s hardcore sludge back with a vengeance. Culling from Sub Pop’s early catalog (think Melvins, Dwarves, Bleach era), these Canucks have been spewing the noise to great reception for the better part of two years.” – Impose
“With layers of abstract guitar noise and pummeling drums, songs such as “Negative Space” flailed and thrashed before us before being bludgeoned to a sudden death. Just as suddenly METZ were leaving the stage, leaving us punch-drunk and disoriented in their wake." – BlogTO
Jun 15 – Toronto, ON – Wrongbar +
Jun 16 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix \
Jun 22 – Seattle, WA – Barboza +^
Aug 03 – Sackville, NB – Sappyfest
Aug 24 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge \
Aug 25 – Minneapolis, MN – 400 Bar \
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