STRANGE PEACE, DUE SEPTEMBER 22 ON ROYAL MOUNTAIN RECORDS IN CANADA
INTERNATIONAL TOUR DATES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 5
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The new METZ track, “Drained Lake”, is a propulsive, jagged thing; heavy 21st century post-post-punk, with an infectious sea-sick synth line added for good measure. Strange Peace is their highly-anticipated third full-length album.
“Drained Lake” reflects “The constant struggle to know yourself and make sense of your life and surroundings,” says METZ frontman Alex Edkins. “What is my purpose? Holding on to who you are while fending off pressure to bend to what other people want and expect from you.”
Beginning in September, METZ will embark on a run of international tour dates that sees them paired with SUUNS, Protomartyr, Modest Mouse, and others, making stops in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. More tour dates to be announced. Full tour dates can be found below.
Strange Peace is available for pre-order now from both Sub Pop and Royal Mountain Records. LP pre-orders of the album from megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser Edition on clear vinyl with red and green swirls (while supplies last). Pre-orders from Royal Mountain will receive a limited edition smokey splatter vinyl.
METZ recently shared a visual for Strange Peace’s lead track “Cellophane”. Stereogum says, “‘Cellophane’ is big and juicy and punishing, just like every METZ track, but it’s also a bit more melodic and structured than most of the band’s work. If this is what we can expect from a new album, we should be excited about it.”
Meanwhile, Consequence of Sound calls the track, "A hard-hitting number that combines their affections for noise-addled with sweaty rock 'n' roll."
And Pitchfork offers this: “The lyrics paint a picture of utter defeat, yet somehow none of that dejection carries through Metz’s performance, which is as defiant as anything the band’s put to tape. Their fates may be sealed, but they won’t let that stop them from shouting their objections.”
INTERNATIONAL TOUR DATES
Sep. 05 - Atlanta, GA - 529
Sep. 06 - Atlanta, GA - 529
Sep. 07- Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Festival
Sep. 22 - Detroit, MI - The Princess Boat w/ Protomartyr, Preoccupations, Adult. and Tyvek
Sep. 25 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
Sep. 29 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace *
Sep. 30 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace *
Oct. 02 - Boston, MA - Sinclair #
Oct. 03 - Philadelphia, PA - The First Unitarian Church #
Oct. 04 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg #
Oct. 05 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom #
Oct. 06 - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel #
Oct. 07 - Hamden, CT - The Ballroom
Oct. 08 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rosa
Oct. 10 - Providence, RI - Lupo’s **
Oct. 11 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom **
Nov. 02 - Prague, Czech Republic - Futurum !
Nov. 03 - Wroclaw, Poland - Klub Firlej !
Nov. 04 - Warsaw, Poland - Klub Hydrozagadka !
Nov. 06 - Berlin, Germany - Bi Nuu !
Nov. 07 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Loppen !
Nov. 08 - Hamburg, Germany - Knust !
Nov. 09 - Zwolle, Netherlands - Poppodium Hedon ^
Nov. 10 - Kortrijk, Belgium - De Kruen (Sonic City Festival)
Nov. 12 - Le Havre, France - Le Tetris %
Nov. 14 - Nimes, France - La Paloma %
Nov. 15 - Bordeaux, France - Theatre Barbey %
Nov. 16 - Toulouse, France - Club Metronum %
Nov. 17 - Barcelona, Spain - La (2) De Apolo %
Nov. 18 - Madrid, Spain - Moby Dick %
Nov. 20 - Nantes, France - Pole Etudiant %
Nov. 21 - Paris, France - 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 &
Dec. 16 - Houston, TX - Studio @ Warehouse Live
* w/ SUUNS
# w/ Uniform
! w/ Protomartyr
^ w/ Brian Case
% w/ Drahla
& w/ Cherubs
** w// Modest Mouse
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