METZ

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METZ
METZ band.jpg
METZ performing at SXSW in 2013
Background information
Origin Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Genres
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]

In May 2017, METZ announced its third studio album, Strange Peace produced by Steve Albini, which was released on 22 September 2017.[9][10]

Drummer Hayden Menzies has a degree in Fine Art from Concordia University and designs the artwork for the band.[10]

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 (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.
  9. ^ "METZ - Strange Peace • Sub Pop Mega Mart". Sub Pop. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  10. ^ a b Hunt, El (September 22, 2017). "Back to the drawing board: Metz". DIY. Retrieved 2017-09-24. 

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