Toronto noise punks METZ return with their third album, Strange Peace, on September 22 via Sub Pop. In an it-was-bound-to-happen moment, they made the record with Steve Albini in Chicago, live to tape. "We tracked fourteen songs in four days. It was the first time we felt confident enough to just play live and roll tape," says Alex Edkins. "Strange Peace is much more diverse and varied than anything we’ve done before, which was exhilarating, but terrifying, too. We took the tapes home to Toronto feeling like we’d made the record we wanted to make." The first single is "Cellophane," which is a real ripper with a monster chorus. You can listen to that below.

METZ will be on tour starting in September, including two NYC shows with fellow ear-bleeders Uniform: Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 4 and Bowery Ballroom on October 5. Tickets for MHOW and Bowery go on sale Friday, July 14 at noon, with AmEx presales starting Wednesday (7/12) at noon.

The band have a few other shows with Uniform, and will tour Europe with Protomartyr. All dates are listed below.

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METZ - Strange Peace tracklist
Mess of Wires
Drained Lake
Cellophane
Caterpillar
Lost in the Blank City
Mr. Plague
Sink
Common Trash
Escalator Teeth
Dig a Hole
Raw Materials

METZ - 2017 Tour Dates
Sep. 05 - Atlanta, GA - 529
Sep. 07- Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Festival
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. 08 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rosa
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

* with SUUNS
# with Uniform
! with Protomartyr
^ with Brian Case
% with Drahla
& with Cherubs

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