Eraser / Pure Auto


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Release Date:  29 January 2016

Label:  The Orchard Three One G / Three One G

Packaging Type:  Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  0889845501534

Genres:  Rock  Punk  

  • Description

    "Their riffs gouge harder, and their choruses burn brighter, it sounds bigger and fuller than just about anything" Stereogum "Raw, belligerent, dissonant and powerful: That's just the tip of the noise-rock iceberg. Metz's genius, like Nirvana's, is their ability to embed hooks in even the most abrasive onslaughts" NPR "Metz play brutally efficient, art-damaged rock & roll that never bobs or weaves when it isn't supposed to" The Quietus Toronto-based Metz have consistenly continued to gain praise for their fabled live performances as well as their general upcompromising attitude towards their creative output, regardless of public reception (which is, in fact, positive). After two well received full length albums since the band's inception in 2012 (self-titled and II) and an incredible amount of touring, the trio has now teamed up with Three One G for the first time to release this 'Eraser'/'Pure Auto' 7". No tempo is sacred and no riff too maniacal on this release, which is about par for the course when dealing with Metz. 'Eraser' features vocals full of feedback and distortion, far away as if vocalist Alex Edkins is singing (or shouting, as the song calls for) at us through an old walkie-talkie. More specifically, through a walkie-talkie with a self-detonating landmine-filled field of drummer Hayden Menzies and bassist Chris Slorach's explosive playing between it and the listener. 'Pure Auto' hits the ground running even faster and harder than Side A. The guitar wails, interspersed with discordant moments and pushed by steady percussion. The music is tight and skillfully played, but the mood of the song emits the white-knuckle tension of being aboard a train that could derail at any moment. Layer upon layer of sounds build and bounce off one another and propel themselves into your skull, encouraging many listens to these two newest tracks from a band that wants nothing more than to punch you in the gut with their music.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Eraser

      Side 2

      • 1. Pure Auto