Metz Announce 'Automat' Rarities Collection

Helen Payne 16 May 2019

Metz have announced a collection of rarities.

‘Automat’ will feature non-album singles, b-sides and rare tracks that date back to 2009, as well as some early recordings prior to their signing with Sub Pop. It is due for release on July 12, following the Toronto band’s UK and European tour dates. Guitarist and vocalist Alex Edkins said:

"The idea to release ‘Automat’ came after realising our early 7" singles were being sold online for upwards of $60 bucks a pop. We wanted to make those songs available and affordable to anyone who might want them in the physical format. What started as reissuing a couple of 45s, quickly morphed into an entire LP, compiling rarities, demos and alternate takes from over the years.”

The first cut from the compilation is Pure Auto, which was originally released as the b-side to Eraser. It arrives with an animated video created by Montreal’s Scorpion Dagger.

‘Automat’ tracklist:

  1. Soft Whiteout
  2. Lump Sums
  3. Dry Up
  4. Ripped on the Fence
  5. Negative Space (7" version)
  6. Automat
  7. Wet Blanket (demo)
  8. Dirty Shirt
  9. Leave Me Out
  10. Can't Understand
  11. Pure Auto
  12. Eraser

Metz Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Tue June 25 2019 - BRISTOL THE FLEECE
Wed June 26 2019 - LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
Thu June 27 2019 - MANCHESTER YES (The Pink Room)
Fri June 28 2019 - LONDON Studio 9294
Sat June 29 2019 - EINDHOVEN Elfenaar (Netherlands)
Tue July 02 2019 - ZURICH Bogen F (Switzerland)
Wed July 03 2019 - LYON Ninkasi Gerland (France)
Tue July 09 2019 - DUDINGEN Bad Bonn (Switzerland)
Wed July 10 2019 - LUXEMBOURG Rotondes (Luxembourg)
Thu July 11 2019 - BREMEN Tower Musikclub (Germany)

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