I was pretty pissed off when I found out Metz were one of the secret bands playing Death By Audio’s swan songs a few months ago, because I couldn’t make it out that night. I wasn’t pissed for long though, because I knew it meant that they were probably working on a new record. Not that it meant that it’d be out anytime soon; the Toronto noisepunks played their first shows in 2007 and didn’t release their debut until 2012, but it inspired hope. Fortunately, we won’t have to wait five years for the followup, because earlier today, the band announced that Metz II is out on May 4 internationally and May 5 in North America via Sub Pop. You can stream the first single, the blistering “Acetate” below.
Ahhhhhhh. Missed you guys.
Even better news – Metz will hit the road to support their sophomore effort this spring with Lightning Bolt, FIDLAR and Protomartyr. We get FIDLAR for two nights at Bowery Presents’ most revered venues, Music Hall of Williamsburg and Bowery Ballroom in May. Tickets are on sale this Friday at noon.