Strange Peace, the excellent new METZ album, is available now from Sub Pop Records (Worldwide, ex-Canada) and Royal Mountain Records (in Canada).
In METZ’s new video for “Drained Lake,” director Shayne Ehman (who also directed the band’s video for “Cellophane”) highlights no less than the transient nature of time and space, through cutlery and kitchen wares. “Drained Lake” is one of the standouts from new METZ album Strange Peace, and the song is a propulsive, jagged thing; heavy 21st-century post-post-punk, with an infectious sea-sick synth line added for good measure.
What “The People” Are Saying About METZ ‘Strange Peace’
“few contemporaries can match their twin gifts for aural blunt-force trauma and canny, gnarly hooks.” [Strange Peace] – Mojo
“Laden with hypnotic riffs and Alex Edkins’ delightfully coarse vocals, the album has a basement-to-radio quality. METZ maintains the relentless punk energy from their first two albums, but with a more accessible play-through; Strange Peace could serve as a comfortable introduction to noise punk….Born out of political defiance, punk rock is a necessary retort at this juncture; it can’t be dead, especially if METZ has anything to say about it.” – Stereogum
“Hardcore fans can rest easy knowing that METZ haven’t skimped on the nitrous-fuelled angst that has inspired legions of us to smash windows with our faces since 2012.” – Under the Radar
”Strange Peace is an album that just sounds great from front to back, consistently knocking it out of the park with heavy guitars, concrete drums, and basslines that threaten speaker systems everywhere.” – Northern
METZ Tour Dates + Ticket Links
METZ will begin the European leg of their 2017 international tour in support of Strange Peace on November 2nd in Prague at the Futurum. The dates will run through November 25th in Brighton, UK at the Haunt. These European shows will bring METZ to Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, and the UK.
The band returns to North America December 7th, with a show in Seattle at Neumos, with newly signed Sub Pop artists Moaning opening. The band will close out a busy year of touring with a show on December 15th in Austin at the Mohawk. Along the way, METZ will play shows with Protomartyr (November 2nd-8th), Brian Case (November 9th), Drahla (November 12th-24th), Moaning (December 7th – 15th), and Cherubs (December 15th). All of their current tour dates follow:
Nov. 02 – Prague, CZ – Futurum !
Nov. 03 – Wroclaw, PL – Klub Firlej !
Nov. 04 – Warsaw, PL – Klub Hydrozagadka !
Nov. 06 – Berlin, DE – Bi Nuu !
Nov. 07 – Copenhagen, DE – Loppen !
Nov. 08 – Hamburg, DE – Knust !
Nov. 09 – Zwolle, NL – Poppodium Hedon ^
Nov. 10 – Kortrijk, BE – De Kruen (Sonic City Festival)
Nov. 11 – Utrecht, NL – Le Guess Who? Festival
Nov. 12 – Le Havre, FR – Le Tetris %
Nov. 14 – Nimes, FR – La Paloma %
Nov. 15 – Bordeaux, FR – Theatre Barbey %
Nov. 16 – Toulouse, FR – Club Metronum %
Nov. 17 – Barcelona, ES – La (2) De Apolo %
Nov. 18 – Madrid, ES – Moby Dick %
Nov. 20 – Nantes, FR – Pole Etudiant %
Nov. 21 – Paris, FR – Le Trabendo %
Nov. 22 – London, UK – The Garage %
Nov. 23 – Bristol, UK – The Fleece %
Nov. 24 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club %
Nov. 25 – Brighton, UK – The Haunt
Dec. 07 – Seattle, WA – Neumos **
Dec. 08 – Vancouver, BC – Cobalt **
Dec. 09 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir **
Dec. 11 – San Francisco, CA – Independent **
Dec. 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram **
Dec. 13 – San Diego, CA – Casbah **
Dec. 15 – Austin, TX – Mohawk & **
^ w/ Brian Case
% w/ Drahla
& w/ Cherubs
** w/ Moaning