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Photos: Metz, Moaning, Sashay @ Neumos

Photos by: Daniel Hager  –  Toronto-based punk rock band Metz, who released their new album, Strange Peace, on September 22nd, 2017 via Sub Pop, which followed up their 2015 sophomore album, METZ II, which was a long-listed nominee for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize, performed at Neumos in Seattle last night (Dec. 7th) with Los Angeles-based alternative band Moaning, who will … Continue reading

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

By: Staff – 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 … Continue reading

Stream Sam Roberts Band’s new single “If You Want It”

By: Staff – Juno Award winning Canadian rock band, Sam Roberts Band, is back with their new single, “If You Want It”.  The track garnered an exclusive global premiere with Apple Beats 1 and The Strombo Show this past Saturday. The episode, Takeover: The New Canada, aired July 2, timed to celebrate the Canada Day long weekend. Listen to the episode here. “If You Want … Continue reading

Holy Fuck announce North American tour

By: Staff – Toronto-based electronic band Holy Fuck have announced a batch of North American tour dates in support of their forthcoming album, Congrats, on May 27th via Innovative Leisure. See full list of tour dates below. Holy Fuck took the world by surprise around 2005 because there was just nothing like them-a hardcore thrift-store … Continue reading

METZ release new video for “Eraser”

By: Staff – Toronto-based punk band METZ have released a disorienting and frenetic new video for their forthcoming single, “Eraser,” directed by Nathan Joyner and starring Alia Jyawook of the San Diego band Hot Nerds. Watch the video below. METZ’s 2016 headlining world tour resumes this Saturday, January 9th in Boston at the Sinclair and runs through February 20th in … Continue reading

Concert Review: Arboretum Festival 2015 – Julianna Barwick, Organ Mood, Flying Horses

By: Laura Beaulne-Stuebing – The host for the second night of Ottawa’s annual Arboretum Festival, CBC’s Laurie Brown, may have said it best, between openers Organ Mood and local instrumental band Flying Horses. She told the audience gathered at St. Alban’s church near Ottawa’s downtown core Thursday night that music without words can move us “blissfully beyond … Continue reading

Photos: Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 – Lynyrd Skynyrd, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Future Islands, METZ

Photos by: Mark Horton & Danyca MacDonald – Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, who released their newest album, Last of a Dyin’ Breed, on August 21st, 2012, which features guest guitarist John 5, performed at Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 on July 14th with Los Angeles-based indie folk band Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, who released their self-titled third album … Continue reading

Interview: METZ Talks Polaris Prize, Metz II, & Canadian Punk Rock

By: Laura Beaulne-Stuebing – T oronto-based punk trio METZ hit the Canadian music scene with their self-titled debut album in 2012, and carved out a successful space for themselves making noisy, abrasive and entirely impressive punk music. AlexEdkins, Chris Slorach and Hayden Menzies returned last year with the appropriately named METZ II and, like with METZ, are earning critical praise for their work and have once … Continue reading

Photos: Austin Psych Fest: Levitation – Punks, Portraits, and Festival Fashion

Photos by: Steve Danyleyko – While Austin, Texas’ Austin Psych Fest: Levitation is over, here’s our collection of everything from candid portraits of your favourite artists (including: Sean Lennon of The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, METZ, and ZZZ’s), to mesmerizing festival fashion.     

Photos: Austin Psych Fest: Levitation – Tame Impala, Spiritualized, METZ, + More

Photos by: Steve Danyleyko – Day one of Austin Psych Fest: Levitation in Austin, Texas featured performances by Australian psychedelic rock band Tame Impala, who will release their third album, Currents, on July 17th, which features the singles “Let It Happen”, “‘Cause I’m a Man”, “Disciples”, and “Eventually”, UK space rock band Spiritualized, who are best known … Continue reading