Published Feb 17, 2015Toronto punks METZ have been relentlessly touring since releasing their self-titled debut dropped back in 2012, but the band just announced plans for their sophomore record and will be heading back on the road in support of the new material.
The band recently teased the new album with a mysterious trailer, but it has now been confirmed that their second LP will indeed be titled METZ II. It arrives on May 5 via Sub Pop.
METZ II was recorded with producer Graham Walsh at various studios across Ontario. The album artwork is pictured above, and you can find the 10-song tracklisting down below.
In support of the release, METZ will be hitting the road once again. A list of their upcoming North American tour dates can be found just under the tracklisting. They'll be hitting their hometown of Toronto on May 1 and 2, then returning to the area for a slot at WayHome Festival at the end of July.
Finally, the three-piece have also unveiled a new single. Album opener "Acetate," proves that the band haven't lost their penchant for melodic noise, injecting the track with a healthy dose of screeching feedback, strangled yells and a killer bass line. You can scroll past the album info and tour dates to check out some Pancake Tuesday-themed visuals for the clip below.
2. The Swimmer
3. Spit You Out
7. Nervous System
8. Wait in Line
9. Eyes Peeled
10. Kicking a Can of Worms
02/21 Pasadena, CA - Air & Style Los Angeles @ Rose Bowl
03/16-20 Austin, TX - SXSW
04/15 Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place *
04/16 Columbus, OH - Double Happiness *
04/17 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom *
04/18 Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch *
05/01-02 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace ^
05/08 Austin, TX - Levitation 2015
05/09 Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival
05/11 St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre ~
05/12 Orlando, FL - The Social ~
05/13 Birmingham, AL - Work Play ~
05/14 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge ~
05/19 St. Louis, MO - The Firebird ~
05/20 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
05/21-22 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry ~
05/23 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon ~
05/26 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom ~
05/27 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg ~
05/28 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club ~
05/29 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer ~
05/30 Boston, MA - Paradise ~
07/24-26 Oro-Medonte, ON - WayHome Music & Arts Festival
* with Lightning Bolt
~ with FIDLAR
^ with Protomartyr