Haven't I professed my love for this record?
If not, let me do it again.
This thing rocks so much balls that I'm right back in '92, creaming on new Jesus Lizard and Barkmarket discs once again. It reminds me that I need to update last year's Baker's Dozen list, because this fucker is right up in there.
The new video is directed by Chad VanGaalen, whose Diaper Island was also a winner not too long ago.
And more tour dates below. These guys are going to kill themselves with exhaustion. Seriously, they have been on the road nonstop since last Fall, and the shit they do requires some conditioning.
Especially that drummer. Dude's a beast.
Anyho, the release:
Since the Oct. 2102 release of their critically acclaimed debut album, the Toronto-based trio METZ have been touring very nearly non-stop, playing shows across North America and Europe. METZ, have announced that they will return to Europe in the fall for a headline tour starting in Luxembourg on November 1st and ending in Manchester, UK on Nov 22. See below for a full list of confirmed shows, including performances at Sub Pop’s Silver Jubilee on July 13th in Seattle’s Georgetown Neighborhood (click here for a full lineup) as well as Festival performances at Sled Island (Calgary), Pitchfork (Chicago), Roskilde Festival (Denmark), OFF festival (Poland), Iceland Airwaves and many more. See below for a full list of Festival performances and your dates.
Jun. 23 - San Francisco, CA - Slims
Jun. 28 - St. Gallen, Switzerland - St. Gallen Festival
Jun. 29 - Helsinki, Finland - Rock the Beach Festival
Jul. 4 - Arendal, Norway - Hove Festival
Jul. 6 - Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival
Jul. 12 - Toronto, Canada - Downsview Park
Jul. 20 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
Jul. 26 - Guelph, Canada - Hillside Festival of Guelph
Aug. 1 - Venlo, Netherlands - Julianapark
Aug. 2 - Liege, Belgium - Micro Festival
Aug. 3 - Katowice, Poland - Off Festival
Aug. 8 - Oslo, Norway - Oya Natt Festival
Aug. 9 - Rees-Haldern, Germany - Haldern Pop Festival
Aug. 11 - Castelbuono (Palermo- Sicily), Italy - Ypsigrock Festival
Aug. 24 - Los Angeles, CA - F Yeah Fest
Sep. 26 - Champaign, IL - Pygmalion Festival
Sep. 27 - Cincinnati, OH - Midpoint Music Festival
Oct. 30 - Reykjavik, Iceland - Iceland Airwaves Festival
Oct. 31 - Reykjavik, Iceland - Iceland Airwaves Festival
Nov. 1 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Den Atelier
Nov. 2 - Brussels, Belgium - Witloofbar
Nov. 3 - Eindhoven, Holland - Hit The City Festival
Nov. 4 - Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
Nov. 6 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Beta
Nov. 7 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Strand
Nov. 8 - Oslo, Norway - John Dee
Nov. 9 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Pustervik
Nov. 11 - Berlin, Germany - Bi Nuu
Nov. 12 - Warsaw, Poland - Hydrozagadka
Nov. 13 - Wroclaw, Poland - Bezsennosc
Nov. 14 - Prague, Czech Republic - 007 Club
Nov. 15 - Wurzburg, Germany - Café Cairo
Nov. 16 - Lausanne, Switzerland - Le Romandie Club
Nov. 17 - Milan, Italy - Lo Fi Club
Nov. 19 - Lyon, France - Marche Gare
Nov. 20 - Paris, France - La Gaite Lyrique
Nov. 22 - Manchester, United Kingdom - Deaf Institute
Nov. 23 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - Broadcast
Nov. 25 - Leeds, United Kingdom - Brudenell Social Club
Nov. 26 - Bristol, United Kingdom - Start the Bus
Nov. 27 - Brighton, United Kingdom - The Haunt
Nov. 28 - London, United Kingdom - Village Underground