In their own words, Toronto trio Metz plays simple rock music. Yet, their tunes are actually anything but simple — a lot of intention goes into every pounding drum beat, booming bass sound, thrashing guitar lick, and howling vocal part. In a musical landscape that sometimes seems to put a premium on quantity, equating more musicians with a more impressive sound, it’s refreshing to just see three dudes put everything into some sick, huge music. Perhaps best of all, they’re smart, funny, kind people, and were a joy to have in the studio. Watch as Travis tries to join the band, talks about Aerosmith, and gets a bit of background on how the guys started playing together.

Featured song: “Headache”

METZ, the band’s self-titled debut LP is out now on Sub Pop.

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Official website:
Twitter: @METZtheband

Upcoming tour dates:
12/19 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY
1/25 @ 6 D.O.G.S. in Athens, GRE
1/26 @ Stage Club in Larissa, GRE
1/28 @ Soup Kitchen in Manchester, UK
1/29 @ Broadcast in Glasgow, UK
1/30 @ Brudensell Social Club in Leeds, UK
1/31 @ Green Door Store in Brighton, UK
2/1 @ Birthdays in London, UK
2/4 @ Paradiso in Amsterdam, HOL
2/5 @ Merleyn in Nijmegen, HOL
2/6 @ L’aeronef in Lille, FRA
2/7 @ Point FMR in Paris, FRA
2/8 @ L Cooperative de Mai in Clermont Ferrand, FRA
2/9 @ Confort Moderne in Poitiers, FRA
2/10 @ Dynamo in Toulouse, FRA
2/2 @ Plano B in Porto, POR
2/13 @ ZDB in Lisbon, POR
2/14 @ Siroco in Madrid, SPA
2/15 @ La 2 de Nitsa in Barcelona, SPA
2/16 @ La Route De La Rocke in Saint Malo (Brittany), FRA
2/18 @ Mascotte in Zurich, SWI
2/19 @ Fri-Son in Fribourg, SWI
2/20 @ Ligera in Milan, ITA
2/21 @ Traffic in Rome, ITA
2/22 @ Freakout in Balogna, ITA
2/23 @ Park (Purgeraj) in Zagreb, CRO
2/25 @ Arena in Vienna, AUS
2/26 @ Orangehouse in Munich, GER
2/27 @ K4 in Nuremburg, GER
2/28 @ Nato in Leipzig, GER
3/1 @ Cafe Glocksee in Hannover, GER
3/2 @ Berghain Kantine in Berlin, GER
3/3 @ Molotow in Hamburg, GER
3/4 @ Vega in Copenhagen, DEN
3/5 @ Pustervik in Gothenburg, SWE
3/6 @ Blaa in Oslo, NOR
3/8 @ Debaser in Malmo, SWE
3/9 @ Svenaska Musikklubben in Stockholm, SWE
3/10 @ Where the Wild Things are in Zeewolde, HOL
3/11 @ AB Club in Brussels, BEL
3/12 @ Muziekodroom in Hasselt, BEL