Photo Credit : David Waldman
Royal Mountain Records, home to Alvvays, Hollerado, PUP, Mac DeMarco, TUNS, and many more, are teaming up with Toronto’s METZ to reissue their past albums, both of which were long-listed for the Polaris Music Prize.
The self-titled debut, METZ, and their most recent release, II, will be reissued on Royal Mountain and will each include two bonus tracks – METZ will include songs “Dirty Shirt” and “Leave Me Out” while II adds “Can’t Understand” and “Good, Not Great” to the tracklist.
Last year METZ embarked on a worldwide headlining tour that took them from Boston to Beijing. The band continues on the road this summer beginning May 13 with more tour dates to be added in the near future.
“II is another snarling beast of a record, 10 more all-lunging, all-screaming anti-anthems crammed into another chaotic, cloistered half-hour, every inch as grotty and combustible and unfriendly as its predecessor.” - PITCHFORK
“II possesses the thrills of the original but boasts a few new subtle differences to mark itself as a worthy sequel. It's a bleak listen, but there's something comforting about hearing three musicians playing punishing music as a complete unit, knowing there are few that
could do it like them.” - EXCLAIM!
“The Toronto trio’s brutal self-titled debut had an overpowering bite to it, but with its sequel, METZ II, the band files its teeth down into fangs to make it easier to rip out jugulars. This new album makes its predecessor feel downright hooky in comparison.”
- CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
“II, like the record that preceded it, is still a seasick and unyielding document
of brutalist experimentation.” - SPIN
METZ TOUR DATES
May 13 - Seattle, WA - Pioneer Square (Upstream Festival + Summit!)
Jun 21 - Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place
Jun 22 - Columbus, OH - Basement
Jun 23 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme
Jun 24 - Chicago, IL - Logan Square Auditorium
Sep 7 - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Music Festival