Image Sub Pop Records has added Toronto's METZ to their roster, and will release their debut full-length on October 9th, 2012. The label described the group as follows:

"As their name suggests, Toronto's METZ are short, sharp and to the point. They play minimal post-punk with enough of a grasp of melody and dynamics to appeal to the more casual listener. Confrontational without being contrived and contorted without being convoluted, METZ are working rapidly outward from a pretty rare niche and are one band whose buzz is certain to induce violent shaking."

Take that how you will. The group has some North American tour dates on the horizon, including shows with Archers Of Loaf and The Men. Those dates, as well as a brief teaser video, can be seen by clicking below.

Jun 15 Toronto, ON Wrongbar +
Jun 16 Toronto, ON Phoenix
Jun 22 Seattle, WA Barboza +^
Aug 03 Sackville, NB Sappyfest
Aug 24 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
Aug 25 Minneapolis, MN 400 Bar
Aug 28 Pittsburgh, PA Garfield Artworks
Aug 29 Washington, D.C. DC9
Aug 30 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
Aug 31 New York, NY Pianos
Sep 01 Brooklyn, NY Death By Audio
+ w/ The Men
w/ Archers of Loaf
^ w/ Kinski

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