The Good Will Social Club and UMFM are proud to present:
w/ tunic and guests
Thursday January 18th 2018
$20 advance tickets available Wednesday November 22nd at Music Trader, The Good Will Social Club and Ticketfly.com
18+ w/ valid ID
Since releasing their
self-titled debut record in 2012, which The New Yorkercalled, “One of the year’s best albums...a punishing, noisy, exhilarating thing,” the Toronto-based 3-piece METZ have garnered international acclaim as one of the most electrifying and forceful live acts, touring widely and extensively, playing hundreds of shows each year around the world.
Now, Alex Edkins (guitar, vocals), along with Hayden Menzies (drums), and Chris Slorach (bass) are set to unleash their highly-anticipated third full-length album, Strange Peace, an emphatic but artful hammer swing to the status quo."
The best punk isn't an assault as much as it's a challenge —to what's normal, to what's comfortable, or simply to what's expected. Teetering on the edge of perpetual implosion,” NPR wrote in their glowing review of METZ’s 2015 second album, II.
Strange Peacewas recorded in Chicago, live off the floor to tape with Steve Albini. The result is a distinct artistic maturation into new and alarming territory, frantically pushing past where the band has gone before, while capturing the notorious intensity of their live show.
On Boss, Winnipeg’s tunic unveil four tracks that continue where last year’s EP, Disappointment left off. These songs are nothing but feedback laden filth, pure arty noise punk. Dissonant, yet abrasive, Boss is lead by the punishing churns of Rory Ellis’s bass and Sam Neal’s drums, where David Schellenberg’s guitar surgically cuts, hisses and chimes through the band’s unique arrangements. While Schellenberg’s vocals gravelly express a distaste for one’s past. These songs were conceived in a musty room above a cellphone repair shop, but they were honed in basements, warehouses and bars across North America and they will continue to do so.