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METZ share a trio of gritty punk covers including one of Gary Numan's 'M.E.'


Toronto punks, (how bored of that description are they?), METZ have shared a trio of gritty covers to go alongside their recently released compilation album Automat, out on Sub Pop Records now.

The vinyl LP format of Automat included an exclusive bonus 7” single of METZ interpretations of three diverse cover songs, a glimpse of their wide-ranging and excellent taste. Today, these three bonus tracks will be available in digital services everywhere.

Rejoice! And then also go listen to: 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 in 2014; and METZ’s previously unreleased rendition of Gary Numan’s ‘M.E.’

As you might imagine, as it is METZ, all the covers breed a sense of snarling severity and have truly sparked up our week. To add to that, you can also watch the mesmerising video for ‘M.E.’, featuring a three-headed Pleasure Principle hydra illustrated by Kirin Booth and animated by Martin MacPherson

Listen to all 3 tracks below: