Metz (band)

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METZ
METZ band.jpg
METZ performing at SXSW in 2013
Background information
OriginOttawa, Ontario, Canada
Genres
Years active2008 (2008)–present
LabelsSub Pop, Royal Mountain
Websitewww.metzztem.com
Members
  • Alex Edkins
  • Chris Slorach
  • Hayden Menzies

METZ is a Canadian punk rock band from Ontario, formed in Ottawa and based in Toronto.[2][3][4] The band consists of guitarist and vocalist Alex Edkins, bassist Chris Slorach and drummer Hayden Menzies.[5]

History[edit]

Founded in 2008, METZ released its eponymous debut album on the Sub Pop label in 2012.[6] The album was named on the 2013 Polaris Music Prize longlist.[7] Metz performed a "homecoming show" at Lee's Palace in Toronto that year.[8]

On February 17, 2015, the band announced a new album, II, with the release of its first track, "Acetate", and an accompanying music video; the album was released May 5, 2015 in North America and the previous day elsewhere.[9] II was a long-listed nominee for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize.[10]

In May 2017, METZ announced its third studio album, Strange Peace, recorded by Steve Albini, which was released on September 22, 2017.[11][12]

Drummer Hayden Menzies has a degree in Fine Art from Concordia University and designs the artwork for the band.[12]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • METZ (October 9, 2012, Sub Pop)
  • II (May 4, 2015, Sub Pop)
  • Strange Peace (September 22, 2017, Sub Pop)

Singles[edit]

  • "Soft Whiteout" / "Lump Sums" (January 13, 2009, We Are Busy Bodies)
  • "Ripped On The Fence" / "Dry Up" (June 9, 2009, We Are Busy Bodies)
  • "Negative Space" / "Automat" (August 10, 2010, We Are Busy Bodies)
  • Metz / Fresh Snow - "Pig" / "BMX Based Tactics" (April 21, 2012, The Sonic Boom Recording Co. / Sub Pop) - "Pig" is a Sparklehorse cover
  • "Pig" (April 21, 2012, The Sonic Boom Recording Co. / Sub Pop)
  • "Dirty Shirt" (October 8, 2012, Sub Pop)
  • Polaris Prize 2013 (2013, Scion Sessions / Sub Pop)
  • "Wait In Line" Promo (November 13, 2015, Sub Pop)
  • "Can't Understand" (December 4, 2015, Adult Swim / Sub Pop)
  • "Eraser" (January 22, 2016, Sub Pop)
  • Metz / Swami John Reis - "Let It Rust" / "Caught Up" (April 16, 2016, Swami Records / Sub Pop)
  • Metz / Mission Of Burma - "Good, Not Great" / "Get Off" (April 16, 2016, Sub Pop)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moores, JR (May 25, 2015). "Belgian noise-rock: the shape of punk to come". The Guardian. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
  2. ^ Hughes, Josiah (15 June 2012). "METZ Sign to Sub Pop, Plot Debut Album for October Release". Exclaim!. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
  3. ^ Minsker, Evan (9 October 2012). "Rising: Metz". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  4. ^ "New band of the day: METZ. The Guardian, September 27, 2012.
  5. ^ Music: Sub Pop post-punks Metz care little for your sensitive eardrums". Denver Post, 05/03/2013.
  6. ^ "Meet METZ, Toronto’s newest rock trio". The Globe and Mail, October 5, 2012.
  7. ^ "Polaris Short List Anncounced". NXEW, July 16, 2013.
  8. ^ "Concert Review: Metz homecoming a next-level affair". National Post. Noah Love, May 21, 2013
  9. ^ Coughlan, Jamie. "METZ Stream 'Acetate', Announce Album, Tour". Overblown. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  10. ^ "Polaris Music Prize Announces 2015 Long List". Exclaim!, 16 June 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  11. ^ "METZ - Strange Peace • Sub Pop Mega Mart". Sub Pop. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  12. ^ a b Hunt, El (September 22, 2017). "Back to the drawing board: Metz". DIY. Retrieved 2017-09-24.

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