Easily your favourite Toronto-based punk band, METZ have come back with another smack in the mouth, aka their new single ‘Dry Up’, and it comes with a suitably scarring video. It had to be our Track of the Day.
The track is taken from the brilliant new LP due out on July 12th. Titled Automat, the record is a homage to the band’s past and chronologically lays out METZ’s best and brightest rarities and b-sides dating back to 2009.
The band’s Alex Edkins shares, “The idea to release Automat came after realising our early 7″ singles were being sold online for upwards of $60 bucks a pop. We wanted to make those songs available and affordable to anyone who might want them in the physical format. What started as reissuing a couple of 45s, quickly morphed into an entire LP, compiling rarities, demos and alternate takes from over the years.”
Edkins continues to muse on the band’s growing mass of roads they’ve travelled in relation to the new track ‘Dry Up’. “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.”
Take a listen to the new track from METZ, ‘Dry Up’ below and pre-order the new b-side album here.