The music made by METZ, Alex Edkins (guitar & vocals), Hayden Menzies (drums) & Chris Slorach (bass) has always been a little difficult to pin down. Their earliest recordings contained nods to the teeming energy of early ‘90s DIY hardcore, the aggravated angularities of This Heat, & the noisy riffing of AmRep’s quintessential guitar manglers, but there was never a moment where METZ sounded like they were paying tribute to the heroes of their youth.

The sonic trajectory of their albums captures the journey of a band shedding influences & digging deeper into their fundamental core—steady propulsive drums, chest-thumping bass lines, bloody-fingered guitar riffs, the howling angst of our fading innocence. With Atlas Vending, METZ not only continues to push their music into new territories of dynamics, crooked melodies, & sweat-drenched rhythms, they explore the theme of growing up & maturing within a format typically suspended in youth.

Covering themes such as paternity, social anxiety, addiction, isolation, media-induced paranoia, & the restless urge to leave everything behind, each of Atlas Vending’s ten songs offer a snapshot of today's modern condition & together form a musical & narrative whole. The result is a record that sounds massive, articulate, & earnest. Bolstered by the co-production of Ben Greenberg (Uniform) & the engineering & mixing skills of Seth Manchester (Daughters, Lingua Ignota) METZ deliver the most dynamic, dimensional, & compelling work of their career.

Past Shows


Nov
30
th
2021
Turf Club
Nov
30
th
2021
Turf Club
May
25
th
2019
Fine Line
May
25
th
2019
Fine Line

Mudhoney

with METZ and The Black-eyed Snakes
May
22
nd
2015
7th St Entry
May
22
nd
2015
7th St Entry

FIDLAR and METZ

with What Tyrants
May
21
st
2015
7th St Entry
May
21
st
2015
7th St Entry

METZ and FIDLAR

with France Camp
Oct
29
th
2012
7th St Entry
Oct
29
th
2012
7th St Entry

METZ

with UBT and Buildings

More Shows

Jun
5
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

The Dollop!

Mar
2
nd
7th St Entry

Ryley Walker and Bitchin Bajas

Jan
15
th
7th St Entry

Diane

with Crescent Moon + Big Trouble and MAKR
Feb
11
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Ronny Chieng