METZ – “Wasted” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

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 heavy to begin with, but now it seems just that much heavier. METZ have a whole ton of live shows coming up, including a stop at our own Stereogum Range Life party next week. Below, watch the video and check out those dates.

And now, those dates:

3/05 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Pustervik
3/06 – Oslo, Norway @ Blaa
3/08 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser
3/08 – Malmo, Sweden @ Debaser
3/09 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Svenaska Musikklubben
3/10 – Zeewolde, Netherlands @ Where the Wild Things Are Festival
3/11 – Brussels, Belgium @ AB Club
3/12 – Hasselt, Belgium @ Muziekodroom
3/14 – Austin, TX @ Brooklyn Vegan Party, Stage On Sixth
3/15 – Austin, TX @ Stereogum/Hype Machine, Hype Hotel (3:00 pm)
3/15 – Austin, TX @ Another Planet Entertainment Party, Red Eyed Fly (5:00 pm)
3/15 – Austin, TX @ Filter Magazine / Doc Martens Party @ Bar 96 (10:30 pm)
3/16 – Austin, TX @ The Onion Party, Mohawk (2:00 pm)
3/16 – Austin, TX @ Urban Outfitters Back Lot (6:00 pm)
4/08 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
4/09 – Kingston, ON @ The Grad Club
4/10 – Ottawa, ON @ Babylon
4/11 – Winooski, VT @ The Monkey House
4/12 – New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine
4/15 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
4/17 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
4/18 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
4/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
4/20 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
4/22 – Atlanta, GA @ 529
4/23 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
4/24 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
4/25 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
4/27 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
4/28 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
4/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
4/30 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
5/02 – Portland, OR @ Holocene
5/03 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
5/04 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
5/06 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
5/07 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
5/09 – Grinnell, IA @ Grinnell College Gardner Lounge
5/10 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Whole Music Club
5/10 – Minneapolis, MN @ University Of Minnesota Twin Cities
5/11 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency
5/12 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
5/13 – Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio
5/14 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
5/17 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Place
5/23 – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound Festival
5/25 – London, UK @ Field Day Festival
5/26 – Bristol, UK @ Fleece *
5/28 – Glasgow, UK @ SWG3 *
5/29 – Manchester, UK @ Sound Control *
5/30 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom @
6/01 – Porto, Portugal @ Primavera Sound
6/04 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2 ^
6/05 – Glasgow, UK @ ABC ^
6/06 – Newcastle, UK @ Academy 2 ^
6/07 – Manchester, UK @ Academy 2 ^
6/08 – London, UK @ Forum ^
6/09 – Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy ^
6/10 – Birmingham, UK @ HMV Institute, The Library ^
6/29 – Helsinki, Finland @ Rock The Beach Festival
7/02-05 Arendal, Norway @ Hove Festival
8/02-04 – Katowice, Poland @ OFF Festival
8/06-10 – Oslo, Norway @ Oya Natt Festival
10/30 – 11/03 – Reykjavik, Iceland @ Iceland Airwaves Festival

* with Fucked Up & Titus Andronicus
^ with Mudhoney

METZ’s self-titled debut is out now on Sub Pop.

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