METZ sign to Sub Pop
by Sub Pop

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 15Toronto, ONWrongbar +
Jun 16Toronto, ONPhoenix
Jun 22Seattle, WABarboza +^
Aug 03Sackville, NBSappyfest
Aug 24Chicago, ILBottom Lounge
Aug 25Minneapolis, MN400 Bar
Aug 28Pittsburgh, PAGarfield Artworks
Aug 29Washington, D.C.DC9
Aug 30Philadelphia, PAKung Fu Necktie
Aug 31New York, NYPianos
Sep 01Brooklyn, NYDeath By Audio

+ w/ The Men
w/ Archers of Loaf
^ w/ Kinski