Here now is the disorienting and frenetic new video for the forthcoming METZ single, 'Eraser', directed by Nathan Joyner and starring Alia Jyawook of the San Diego band Hot Nerds.
METZ’s 2016 headlining world tour resumes this Saturday, January 9th in Boston at the Sinclair and runs through February 20th in Beijing, China at Mao Livehouse.
New highlights include: a short east coast/midwest US tour January 9th-16th (with Bully); January 29th in Tokyo at Fever; January 30th-February 14th for appearances at the multi-city Laneway Festival, held in Singapore, Australia and New Zealand; and February 17th-20th for three shows in Taiwan and China. Please find a complete list of tour dates below.
The 'Eraser' b/w 'Pure Auto' single will be available January 22nd, 2016 on 7” vinyl from Three One G and digitally from Sub Pop.
Following two acclaimed albums on Sub Pop (2012’s METZ; 2015’s II) and a deeply impressive amount of touring, this Three One G single is the band’s first recording for the esteemed CA-based label, and their first new material since the release of II. Both 'Eraser' and 'Pure Auto' were produced by METZ, recorded by Graham Walsh at Union Sound Company, and mastered by Matthew Barnhart at Chicago Mastering Service.
The 'Eraser'/'Pure Auto' 7” single, which was pressed on either sea foam green or white vinyl in two runs limited to 1,000 copies each, is available now for preorder through Three One G while supplies last (copies through Sub Pop Mega Mart are now sold out). The single is also available for preorder digitally through Three One G, megamart.subpop.com, iTunes, and Amazon.
For more info on METZ’s 'Eraser'/'Pure Auto' single, please visit Three One G.
Jan 9th - Boston, MA - The Sinclair * ^
Jan 11th - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel * ^
Jan 12th - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church * ^
Jan 13th - New York City, NY - Bowery Ballroom * ^
Jan 14th - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg * #
Jan 16th - Chicago, IL - Metro * (Tomorrow Never Knows Fest 2016)
Jan 29th - Tokyo, Japan - Fever
Jan 30th - Singapore - The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay (Laneway Festival)
Feb 1st - Auckland, NZ - Silo Park (Laneway Festival)
Feb 5th - Adelaide, AU - Harts Mill, Port Adelaide (Laneway Festival)
Feb 6th - Brisbane, AU - Brisbane Showground, Bowen Hills (Laneway Festival)
Feb 7th - Sydney, AU - Sydney College of the Arts (Laneway Festival)
Feb 10th - Sydney, AU - Oxford Art Factory
Feb 12th - Melbourne, AU - The Corner **
Feb 13th - Melbourne, AU - Footscray Community Arts Centre and the River's Edge (Laneway Festival)
Feb 14th - Fremantle, AU - Esplanade Reserve and West End (Laneway Festival)
Feb 17th - Taipei, TW - The Wall Livehouse
Feb 19th - Shanghai, China - Yuyintang
Feb 20th - Beijing, China - Mao Livehouse
* w/ Bully
^ w/ So Pitted
# w/ Big Ups
** w/ Deaf Wish, My Disco
METZ - II OUT NOW
2. The Swimmer
3. Spit You Out
7. Nervous System
8. Wait in Line
9. Eyes Peeled
10. Kicking a Can of Worms
11. The Understanding
What people are saying about METZ II:
“Metz colors outside the lines — obliterates them, really.” - New York Times
“II is what Metz do best: brazenly truculent hardcore.” - The Guardian
"The record twitches with the flying-off-the-rails urgency of the band's live shows as Metz sandblasts the industrial precision of their first album into a nastier, more shambolic attack." [Best Albums of 2015 (so far)] - Rolling Stone