Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on March 6, 2012

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOADMetz - Negative Space (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Teenager - Cops (But Not) (MP3)

METZ at the Metro in Chicago (more by Grant MacAllister)

Toronto's ferocious noiserockers METZ are making their New York debut this week, playing two shows: Thursday (3/8) at Cake Shop and Friday (3/9) at Death by Audio with Pop. 1280. Both shows are with fellow Torontonians Teenanger. Metz also play Philly on March 10 and in a rebellious move have resisted the urge to join every other band in existence at SXSW.

I saw METZ at M for Montreal back in 2010 where I said of them:

We then saw Metz, who kept getting compared to Fucked Up but that seemed more because they're also from Toronto and are making in-your-face noise punk. To my ears it's more the kind of noise you got from Amphetamine Reptile in the '90s. They are loud and spazzy and sludgy and pretty awesome.

METZ have released a few great singles so far which are streamable at the bottom of this post. (They're also pay-what-you-will from Bandcamp.) If you dig AmRep, Brainiac, and McLusky and songs that employ that metalic "SHRIIIIIINNG," you are not going to want to miss these guys.


Teenanger, meanwhile, just released their new album Frights last week. Says Toronto's branch of the AV Club:

Teenanger's not mounting some garage-rock revolution or something. After all, this is music that, for all its over-hyped "revivals" every half-decade, has more-or-less abided, unchanged for 60 years. And with Frights, Teenanger has put together one of those records you want to turn over again and again; one that seems as seminal and groundbreaking as it does pleasingly intangible--like all the songs are self-immolating as they play themselves out. It's probably the best Canadian rock record since CPC Gangbangs let Mutilation Nation loose in 2007.
You can download "Cops (But Not)" at the top of this post and watch videos for "Frights" and "Bank Account" below, all of which I recommend doing. Also below, those METZ streams.


Teenanger - "Frights"

Teenanger - "Bank Account"

March 8 @ The Cake Shop - METZ, Bells, Teenanger
March 9 @ Death By Audio - METZ, pop.1280, Vaz, Teenanger



Comments (7)

metz rule. i once saw them in toronto and then made love to a plate of nachos.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2012 2:54 PM

Metz? shouldn't they play Shea Stadium?

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