METZ set to release new album 'Strange Peace'; announces Europe tour11-07-2017
On September, 22nd METZ will release Strange Peace, an emphatic but artful hammer swing to the status quo and their highly-anticipated third full-length album on Sub Pop. Alex Edkins (guitar, vocals), Hayden Menzies (drums), and Chris Slorach (bass) recorded 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 recognising 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, is available now:
METZ have scheduled international tour dates in support of Strange Peace from September 25th onwards including one Dutch performances announced today: