The Toronto trio METZ is rude, severe, and excellent. They make rock music, all of it loud, most of it precise without feeling checked. It’s raucous stuff, heavily indebted to music recorded for the Chicago label Tough & Go in the eighties, and recordings made in the nineties for the D.C. label Dischord. We are happy to be streaming their self-titled début album, exclusively, for one week. A few days ago, I spoke on the phone with the band’s guitarist and singer, Alex Edkins.
I directed this Sigur Ros short film, Seraph. Lots of super-talented people worked on it, including John Cameron Mitchell, Howard Gertler, Jane Samborski, Frank Santoro, Lily Benson, Gregg Swiatlowski, Biljana Labovic and others. Everybody did an amazing job. Check it out.
“Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later… that the man before him was not an aging father but a boy, a boy much like himself, a boy who grew up and had a child of his own and, as best he could, out of a sense of duty and, perhaps love, adopted a role called Being a Father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector, who would keep a lid on all the chaotic and catastrophic possibilities of life.” ― Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities