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Back from a whirlwind trip to LA and wanted to share a song from METZ today. The Toronto punks new album, Strange Peace is out on September 22nd (Sub Pop/ Royal Mountain Records).

Today they gave us a song called “Drained Lake.”

Talking about the song; “The constant struggle to know yourself and make sense of your life and surroundings. What is my purpose? Holding on to who you are while fending off pressure to bend to what other people want and expect from you,” says METZ frontman Alex Edkins.

The band will be in the Pacific Northwest for a trio of shows in Decembers.

Dec. 07 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
Dec. 08 – Vancouver, BC – Cobalt
Dec. 09 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir

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LA was fun… can’t wait to share the work with you in September.

Los Angeles is fun. 🌴 #RiotHouse

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METZ have a video for their song “Spit You Out” from their 2015 record II.

The thrilling, frenetic video, directed by the band and edited by Scott Cudmore (“The Swimmer,” “Wasted,” “Wet Blanket”), features effects-laden live footage and presents a visceral representation of the band’s sound and deft power in performance.

 

Looks pretty good and sounds great.

It’s been awhile since I’ve seen the Toronto punkers live…but I do remember that live show being the experience that demanded I pay attention to the hype. So great.

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Father Johns Cocktail
I’ve had the new Father John Misty record, I Love You, Honeybear, spinning on heavy rotation. It’s a beauty.

Coral and I spun his previous album hard in the old Civic during our California road trip a couple summers ago. This new one is easy to slide into.

I am not sure if FJM is making fun of 30-something white guys, is a 30-something white guy singing about the struggle, or is a 30-something white guy making fun of our “struggle.” Doesn’t matter, he has a nice voice.

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The new METZ song posted by SubPop the other day is a flamethrower. Here we go, rock and roll music.

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cloud nothings Dylan
Friday was such an amazing night at Upstairs Cabaret. Cloud Nothings, THE Cloud Nothings, came to Victoria! I even got to meet Dylan Baldi, though it was a pretty awkward encounter. I don’t think we’re best friends. Still I’m as happy as tits I got to meet the man.

The show was well attended. I love going to concerts where I know every song the band plays and I can sing along. Cloud Nothings doesn’t do anything overly spectacular with the set. It’s not an arena style spectacle. Just three skids on stage belting out the fuzz.

Toronto’s Metz were on stage before Cloud Nothings. Ferocious punk rock. They made me a believer.

I wish I were able to write more, but I have such a precious small amount of time right now and the laundry won’t fold itself before the kids comes home from dinner with Coral.

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