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METZ Announce New Album “Strange Peace”, Share “Cellophane”

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METZ. (Photo: Ebru Yildiz)

METZ. (Photo: Ebru Yildiz)

METZ will release their new album, Strange Peace, on September, 22nd via Sub Pop, which will serve as an emphatic but artful hammer swing to the status quo.

Alex Edkins (guitar, vocals), Hayden Menzies (drums), and Chris Slorach (bass) recorded the album at Electrical Audio in Chicago, live off the floor to tape with Steve Albini. The result is a distinct artistic maturation into new and alarming territory, frantically pushing past where the band has gone before, while capturing the notorious intensity of their live show. The trio continued to assemble the album (including home recordings, additional instrumentation) back at home in Toronto, adding the finishing touches with longtime collaborator, engineer and mixer, Graham Walsh.

“The songs on Strange Peace are about uncertainty,” Edkins explains. “They’re about recognizing that we’re not always in control of our own fate, and about admitting our mistakes and fears. They’re about finding some semblance of peace within the chaos.”

And “Cellophane,” the first song to be released from the new album, can be streamed 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).

METZ have scheduled international tour dates in support of Strange Peace from September 25th at Chicago’s Thalia Hall, through to December 16th in Houston at Studio at Warehouse Live, with more to follow. Tour dates below.

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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