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FLOODFest Announces Impressive Inaugural SXSW 2015 Lineup

We're nearing the end of February, which means every inbox in the music industry is overflowing with SXSW showcase announcements. Today, FLOOD Magazine revealed that their debut SXSW showcase, FLOODFest, will be held in none other than the Cedar Street Courtyard, which use to be the longstanding venue of the now-defunct Filter Magazine. As it… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 19, 2015

Metz – “Acetate”

Canadian pigfuck aggressors Metz will return with their second LP this May. As predicted, it will be called II. Opening track and lead single "Acetate" is as brutal as we've come to expect from this band, a ferocious noise-punk skree that will absolutely crush you if you cross its path. Do that below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 17, 2015

Watch A Teaser For METZ’s New Album

METZ, a band entirely deserving of all caps, will return with a second LP for Sub Pop this spring, the follow-up to 2012's crusher of a self-titled debut. The band released a video teaser today that says as much, so watch it and get stoked. More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 27, 2015

Photos: 38 Bands Say Goodbye To Death By Audio

Williamsburg DIY venue Death By Audio, which became a staple in the Brooklyn scene after opening in 2007, has now closed its doors for the last time. On Saturday night, Lightning Bolt, JEFF The Brotherhood, A Place To Bury Strangers, and Grooms played the space out for good, but bands have been stopping by… More »

By: Peter Helman / November 24, 2014

METZ – “I’m A Bug” (Urinals Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

"I'm A Bug" is one many fine minimalist outbursts by late-'70s SoCal punk trio the Urinals, but there's nothing minimalist about METZ. The Toronto trio are the latest to cover "I'm A Bug" -- joining Halo of Flies, Lili Z., Meatmen, Ceremony and Sex Cult -- and they've turned it into one of their… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 30, 2014

Godspeed You! Black Emperor Win Polaris Music Prize 2013

Godspeed You! Black Emperor's Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! won this year's Polaris Music Prize, the annual award for Canadian Album Of The Year as chosen by a jury of music journalists, broadcasters, and bloggers. Hosted by previous Polaris nominees Kathleen Edwards and Shad, this year's ceremony was held in Toronto earlier this evening and featured… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 23, 2013

Watch METZ Cover The Damned

As part of the A.V. Club's Undercover video series, in which bands cover songs that we might not expect them to cover, Toronto post-hardcore bashers METZ recently stood outside a Chicago chicken spot in what looks like blistering heat to cover a not-all-that-surprising song. For their entry, METZ took on the Damned's first-wave punk rager… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 2, 2013

METZ – “Can’t Understand”

Three weeks in, this summer's Adult Swim Singles Series has already given us new tracks from El-P and Killer Mike's Run The Jewels project and from Kitty. This week, the series takes an abrupt left turn away from rap and into the feral, punishing post-hardcore of the Toronto trio METZ. The latest entry… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 24, 2013

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Once again, the best piece of music-related video wasn't a music video this week; it was this haunting performance from Neil Young and Willie Nelson, and we can thank CMT, of all possible cable networks, for its existence. (Jim James on Letterman was also pretty great.) Meanwhile, weirdo giants of the music-video field… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 21, 2013

METZ – “Get Off” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

The face-ripping Canadian post-hardcore power trio METZ released their awesomely punishing self-titled debut last year, and now their Sub Pop labelmate Chad VanGaalen has directed them a video for the surging, anthemic "Get Off," one of that album's standouts. It's gross, nutso Heavy Metal-style animated comic-book surrealism, and it tells us of the fate… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 19, 2013

Photos: METZ, White Lung, Mrs. Magician @ Troubadour, West Hollywood 4/29/13

Having previously rocked The Echo and tearing off the roof at the Stereogum Range Life party, METZ returned to the Troubadour with another heap of sledgehammer guitars, earthshaking drums, and skull-numbing bass. Rounding out the noisy bill was the raucous spitfire anthems of White Lung and reverb soaked garage rock of Mrs. Magician. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / April 30, 2013

SXSW 2013: Stereogum Range Life, Featuring Youth Lagoon, METZ, Sky Ferreira, Hundred Waters, Bleeding Rainbow, Lakutis

For an afternoon, Stereogum got the keys to the Hype Hotel, bringing at all-over-the-place lineup of performers to the cavernous space. Bleeding Rainbow opened things up early on, admirably wailing their way through fuzzily direct garage-pop and hitting big, harmonious notes while many of us were still wiping sleep from our eyes. Hundred Waters' electronic,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 16, 2013

METZ – “Wasted” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

In his video for "Wasted," a clangorous lurch from the noisy Toronto post-hardcore band METZ, director Scott Cudmore turns a setting as mundane as a photo-portrait studio into something absolutely fucked and wrong, using digital distortion and rictus smiles and absolutely deranged-looking people to create total nightmare fuel. The song was already pretty fucking… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 5, 2013

Stereogum Range Life 2013 Lineup

In a few weeks we join the herd and migrate south by southwest to Austin, where the bands are second in number only to the brands. And we're throwing our own branded show (what's up, Taco Bell and Rdio) rife with great bands and free tacos. It's called Range Life, as we like to call… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 27, 2013

METZ – “Dirty Shirt”

Hard-charging Toronto indie rockers Metz will put out the new "Leave Me Out" single next week, and today we're all witnesses to that release's B-side, the uptempo ripper "Dirty Shirt." Hear it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 29, 2012

METZ, Batwings Catwings, Vinyl Williams @ The Echo, Los Angeles 11/7/12

Fresh off their highly touted CMJ performance, new Sub Pop signees METZ made a memorable Los Angeles debut to a rowdy mosh pit at the Echo. Beers and people flew throughout the venue as METZ honed in on a sound that was reminiscent of the angular dissonance of Burning Airlines and punk fury… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / November 8, 2012

Stereogum’s Top 10 Sets Of CMJ 2012

As we approached last week's CMJ marathon, thought-leading haymakers of all stripes were of a single mind: This year there just wouldn't be much hay to make. There appeared to be no big story to chase, no overarching trend to memorialize, no barometric cluster of bands to hunt, no clearly identifiable narrative to manufacture. And… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 22, 2012

Stereogum Monthly Mix: September 2012

Fall has fallen, as they say. As a result this month's mix of ten tracks delivered right on time for September's grand finale has all the classic ingredients of a prosperous autumn: rap, punk, post-punk, R&B, and a Paul Westerberg song. They appear here generally in that order, diligently sequenced to include Weekend Money +… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 29, 2012

METZ – “Wet Blanket”

Here's a new single from Toronto indie rockers METZ, a driving, riff-heavy rip called "Wet Blanket (previously we heard the like-minded "Headache"). Nab it below and scope tour dates while you're there. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 17, 2012

METZ – “Headache”

The Toronto scrape-rock power-trio METZ are a new addition on the Sub Pop roster, and they'll release their self-titled debut album on the label this fall. The prowling, thumping track "Headache" is that albums first single. Use the widget below to stream or download it. More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 9, 2012