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METZ share video for “The Swimmer” — watch

on May 04, 2015, 10:10am

Toronto noise rockers METZ know that life is nothing but a series of moments. In the band’s new video for “The Swimmer”, one man experiences those moments in GIF-like spurts. Whether it’s being smacked by a lady friend, smiling dumbly at the TV news’ panic propaganda, or getting the snot beaten out of us by a group of young punks, we’re all just repeating a loop of instances in perpetuity. Somewhere in there’s a metaphor for modern America; try to dig it out in the Michael Leblanc and Scott Cudmore-directed clip below.


“The Swimmer” comes from the band’s sophomore record, METZ IIwhich drops tomorrow from Sub Pop (today internationally). They’ve also added a fresh string of European tour dates, and you can find their full itinerary below.

METZ 2015 Tour Dates:
05/08 – Austin, TX @ Levitation 2015
05/09 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
05/11 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre *
05/12 – Orlando, FL @ The Social *
05/13 – Birmingham, AL @ Work Play *
05/14 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge *
05/19 – St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird *
05/20 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
05/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *
05/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *
05/23 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon *
05/26 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
05/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
05/28 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
05/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
05/30 – Boston, MA @ Paradise *
06/05 – Athens, GR @ Plissken Fest
06/06 – Thessaloniki, GR @ Plissken Fest
06/07 – Skopje, MK @ Zdravo Mladi Festival
06/16 – London, UK @ Underworld #
06/17 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique – Rotonde #
06/19 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival
06/20 – Scheesel, DE @ Hurricane Festival
06/21 – Neuhausen ob Eck, DE @ Southside Festival
06/22 – Leipzig, DE @ Taubchenthal
06/24 – Berlin, DE @ Cassiopeia
06/25 – Cologne, DE @ MTC
06/27 – Evreux, FR @ Le Rock Dans Tous ses Etats
07/10 – Montreal, QC @ Piccolo Rialto
07/12 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial De Quebec
07/14 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Blues Fest
07/21 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Woodward Theatre ^
07/22 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement ^
07/23 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place ^
07/24 – 26 – Oro-Medonte, ON @ WayHome Music & Arts Festival
07/27 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club !%
07/29 – Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret !%
07/30 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos Cantina !%
07/31 – Calgary, AB @ The Republik !%
08/01 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room !%
08/03 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theatre !%
08/04 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos !%
08/05 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge !%
08/06 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Twilight Concert Series @ Pioneer Park $
08/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands
08/11 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge !%
09/04 – Larmer Tree Gardens, UK @  End of the Road Festival
09/06 – Dublin, IE @ Electric Picnic
09/08 – Vienna, AT @ Arena
09/09 – Zagreb, HR @ Culture Factory (Small Room)
09/10 – Bologna, IT @ Freakout Club
09/11 – Rome, IT @ INIT
09/12 – Milan, IT @ Lo Fi Club
09/14 – Zurich, CH @ Kinski Club
09/15 – Lausanne, CH @ Le Romandie
09/17 – Toulouse, FR @ Le Metronum
09/19 – Madrid, ES @ Sala Lemon
09/21 – Bilbao, ES @ Kafe Antzokia
09/23 – Lyon, FR @ Le Transbordeur
09/25 – Dusseldorf, DE @ Zakk
10/16 – Stockholm, SE @ Debaser
10/17 – Lund, SE @ Mejeriet
10/18 – Oslo, NO @ John Dee
10/19 – Aarhus, DK @ Atlas
10/20 – Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen @ Christiana
10/27 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
10/28 – Lille, FR @ L’ Aeronef

* = w/ FIDLAR
^ = w/ Viet Cong
# = w/ Bad Breeding|
! = w/ Big Ups
% = w/ Dilly Dally
$ = w/ The Kills

 

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