Canada’s METZ has always had the ability to eviscerate any room they perform in. The punk three piece hasn’t shied from dropping pretty epic releases in their time as a ban, and with a new rarities album Automat due in July, their lead single “Pure Auto” and the accompanying animated video should get you ready to grab your own copy.
The song doesn’t really ever let up, raw and upbeat with plenty of fuzz heavy guitar and drums that sound like they’re being recorded in a bomb shelter. There’s plenty of screaming in the chorus, a nice just drums and guitar break down and even the kind of intensity you’ve come to expect from the trio. Jokingly, the video is said to be “an exact animated representation of METZ in their rehearsal space playing Pure Auto.” If that’s the case, their upcoming tour will be very lively and animated.
“Pure Auto” can be streamed on all streaming sites, it can be purchased as a single from all digital music stores while Automat can be ordered directly from Sub Pop Records in various bundles and formats ahead of its July 12 release. METZ will be on tour tomorrow at Fine Line Music Cafe in Minneapolis, MN until July 11 at Tower in Bremen, Germany. A complete listing of their tour dates can be found here.
Image Credits: Photo by Nicholas Sayers.