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This is one of those weeks where there’s just an insane array of good music, where it feels like you’re shorting seven other albums if you pick a single one and name it the best. This could’ve gone any number of different ways. Downtown Boys’ Full Communism is a furious and urgent and needed skronk-hardcore… More »

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 like NabilMore »

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 »

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Artist Portaits From FYF Fest 2015

FYF Fest took over LA’s Memorial Sports Arena this past weekend, with headlining sets from Morrissey and Kanye West (who joined the bill after Frank…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 24, 2015 - 12:53 pm
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Artist Portraits From Outside Lands 2015

This weekend marked Outside Lands' eighth year taking over the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Headliners this year included Elton John, the Black Keys,…
Stereogum | August 10, 2015 - 4:53 pm

Hear Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham Interview Metz’s Chris Slorach

If you aren't listening to Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham's Turned Out A Punk podcast, you totally should be. Once a week, Abraham brings talk…
Tom Breihan | May 13, 2015 - 3:10 pm

Tegan And Sara, Fucked Up, Metric, Metz Appear In Toronto Indie Rock Video Game

Loud On Planet X is a new music-themed video game from Pop Sandbox, an indie gaming studio based in Toronto. The synopsis is essentially this:…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 5, 2015 - 4:26 pm
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Metz – “The Swimmer” Video

Toronto sludge-monster power trio Metz are a day away from releasing their mean-as-fuck new album II. And after sharing the early tracks "Acetate" and "Spit
Tom Breihan | May 4, 2015 - 9:04 am
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Stream Metz II

The thundering Toronto pigfuck power trio Metz wrecked whole worlds with their 2012 self-titled debut. They took their time in putting together II, the big…
Tom Breihan | April 27, 2015 - 12:40 pm
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Metz – “Spit You Out”

Toronto scuzz-assailants Metz will put out their sophomore Sub Pop release II in early May, and we've already heard the record's debut single "Acetate." Today,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 6, 2015 - 1:34 pm
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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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 19, 2015 - 11:35 am
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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"…
Chris DeVille | February 17, 2015 - 10:24 am
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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…
Chris DeVille | January 27, 2015 - 5:29 pm
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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
Peter Helman | November 24, 2014 - 11:26 am
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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…
Chris DeVille | June 30, 2014 - 10:00 am

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 chose…
Scott Lapatine | September 23, 2013 - 11:22 pm
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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 basher…
Tom Breihan | August 2, 2013 - 1:00 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | June 24, 2013 - 10:55 am

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…
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2013 - 10:05 am
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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…
Andrew Youssef | April 30, 2013 - 2:38 pm
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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 thing…
Tom Breihan | March 16, 2013 - 2:59 pm
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