METZ just released a video for their new ripping song “Dry Up” which will be included in their upcoming B-Sides and rarities album “Automat” out July 12th on SubPop.

 

 

In a statement the band said:

“METZ have been making music together for over 10 years,” says the band’s frontman Alex Edkins. “It’s been a blur. We’ve very rarely allowed ourselves to look backward. We’ve been hyper-focused on always moving forward at breakneck speed, perpetually fixated on what’s next. The video for ‘Dry Up,’ as well as the Automat album, is an attempt to pause, take a breath, look backward and take stock of our past. It’s intended to express how grateful we are to be able to do what we do. It’s a love letter to the incredible places we’ve traveled, the beautiful people we’ve met, to community, music, and friendship.

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Tracklisting:

  1. Soft Whiteout
  2. Lump Sums
  3. Dry Up
  4. Ripped on the Fence
  5. Negative Space (7 inch version)
  6. Automat
  7. Wet Blanket (Demo)
  8. Dirty Shirt
  9. Leave Me Out
  10. Can’t Understand
  11. Pure Auto
  12. Eraser

Included here are the band’s first three 7” singles, recorded 2009-2010 and originally released by We Are Busy Bodies Records; a demo version of “Wet Blanket,” the explosive single from 2012’s METZ; two tracks from the limited-edition bonus single that accompanied preorders of METZ; “Can’t Understand,” originally released in 2013 by [adult swim]; and both tracks from the band’s 2015 single on Three One G. 

Consumers of the vinyl format of Automat will be rewarded with a bonus single that includes three additional tracks: a cover of Sparklehorse’s “Pig,” from a very limited 2012 Record Store Day split single originally released by Toronto’s Sonic Boom record shop; “I’m a Bug,” a cover of The Urinals’ art-punk classic, originally released on YouTube (not an actual record label) in 2014; and METZ’s previously unreleased rendition of Gary Numan’s “M.E.”

They will be performing, at which we can imagine might be a highlight of the festival, at this years edition of Desert Daze. Here’s to hoping additional dates are announced to coincide with that date.

 

Words by: Alfredo Tellez & Edith Morales.