METZ

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METZ
METZ band.jpg
METZ performing at SXSW in 2013
Background information
Origin Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Genres Noise rock, hardcore punk, post-hardcore, post-punk, grunge
Years active 2008 (2008)–present
Labels Sub Pop
Website www.metzztem.com
Members Alex Edkins
Chris Slorach
Hayden Menzies

METZ is a noise rock band formed in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and based in Toronto.[1][2][3] The band consists of guitarist and vocalist Alex Edkins, bassist Chris Slorach and drummer Hayden Menzies.[4]

History[edit]

Founded in 2008, METZ released its eponymous debut album on the Sub Pop label in 2012.[5] The album was named to the 2013 Polaris Music Prize shortlist on July 16, 2013.[6]

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.[7] II was a long-listed nominee for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize.[8]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • METZ (October 9, 2012, Sub Pop)
  • II (May 4, 2015, 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 (Sparklehorse Cover) / BMX Based Tactics" (April 21, 2012, The Sonic Boom Recording Co. / Sub Pop)
  • "Pig (Sparklehorse Cover)" (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. ^ Hughes, Josiah (15 June 2012). "METZ Sign to Sub Pop, Plot Debut Album for October Release". Exclaim!. Retrieved 31 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Minsker, Evan (9 October 2012). "Rising: Metz". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "New band of the day: METZ. The Guardian, September 27, 2012.
  4. ^ Music: Sub Pop post-punks Metz care little for your sensitive eardrums". Denver Post, 05/03/2013.
  5. ^ "Meet METZ, Toronto’s newest rock trio". The Globe and Mail, October 5, 2012.
  6. ^ "Polaris Short List Anncounced". NXEW, July 16, 2013.
  7. ^ Coughlan, Jamie. "METZ Stream 'Acetate', Announce Album, Tour". Overblown. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "Polaris Music Prize Announces 2015 Long List". Exclaim!, 16 June 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2016.

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