The 2013 installment of Adult Swims Singles Program has already featured El-P and Killer Mike bragging about their chain size and Kitty rallying against creepy dudes in nightclubs. Today, Toronto noise-punk outfit METZ turn the volume up way past 11 with their new single, “Can’t Understand”.
Fans of last year’s self-titled debut will welcome the track’s blistering deluge of jet engine-esque guitars, scorching rhythm section, and frontman Alex Edkins’ manic snarl. But amid the usual ear-splitting feedback, there’s some new intangibles floating about (a slightly anthemic air to the chaos, a more grating sensibility to their overall approach) that makes this aural assault strangely new and exhilarating. Listen in below.
Adult Swim’s Singles Program runs for the next 12 weeks, and features contributions from Miguel, Dan Deacon, Mac DeMarco, Marnie Stern, Pig Destroyer, and Autre Ne Veut. Also included is a collaboration between Captain Murphy, a.k.a. Flying Lotus, and Viktor Vaughn, a.k.a. MF DOOM. Check out the remaining schedule below.
Week 4 (July 1) Dan Deacon
Week 5 (July 8) Friendzone feat. Mykki Blanco
Week 6 (July 15) Autre Ne Veut
Week 7 (July 22) Madlib and Freddie Gibbs feat. Karriem Riggins
Week 8 (July 29) Mac DeMarco
Week 9 (August 8) Lightning Bolt
Week 10 (August 12) Lil B
Week 11 (August 19) Marnie Stern
Week 12 (August 26) Captain Murphy feat. Viktor Vaughn
Week 13 (September 2) Andy Stott
Week 14 (September 9) Pig Destroyer
Week 15 (September 16) Miguel
For more METZ, be sure to watch their bizarre new music video for “Get Off”: