Watch METZ's 'Wasted' Video, Where Glamour Shots Go Wrong

From the Breaking Out band's self-titled Sub Pop debut

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When we spoke to SPIN Breaking Out stars METZ late last year, singer-guitarist Alex Edkins described his band's self-titled Sub Pop debut: "There are no bells and whistles. We've stripped things down to the bare necessities: concise, straight-ahead." Indeed, the Toronto outfit's refined punk walks a jagged little line between loud and clear, as heard in thrashed gems like "Headache" and "Dirty Shirt." But when it come to music videos, METZ prefer the off-kilter approach. Last time we premiered the disturbing GIF-like clip for "Wet Blanket," and now we have a second entry from director Scott Cudmore: "Wasted" (first show at Stereogum). Here, the grinding creeper of a song gets an apt video treatment via a demented mall-style photo studio. Static and distortion prevail as incongruous props, offset eyeballs, and unexplained injuries ramp up the visual terror. For an experience just as visceral, catch METZ on the road at one of the following dates:

METZ tour dates:
March 5 - Gothenburg, SWE @ Pustervik
March 6 - Oslo, NOR @ Blaa
March 8 - Stockholm, SWE @ Debaser
March 8 - Malmo, SWE @ Debaser
March 9 - Stockholm, SWE @ Svenaska Musikklubben
March 10 - Zeewolde, HOL @ Where the Wild Things Are Festival
March 11 - Brussels, BEL @ AB Club
March 12 - Hasselt, BEL @ Muziekodroom
March 14 - Austin, TX - Brooklyn Vegan Party @ Stage on Sixth
March 15 - Austin, TX - Stereogum/Hype Machine @ Hype Hotel (3:00 pm)
March 15 - Austin, TX - Another Planet Entertainment Party @ Red Eyed Fly (5:00 pm)
March 15 - Austin, TX - Filter Magazine / Doc Martens Party @ Bar 96 (10:30 pm)
March 16 - Austin, TX - The Onion Party @ Mohawk (2:00 pm)
March 16 - Austin, TX @ Urban Outfitters, Back Lot (6:00 pm)
April 8 - Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
April 9 - Kingston, ON @ The Grad Club
April 10 - Ottawa, ON @ Babylon
April 11 - Winooski, VT @ The Monkey House
April 12 - New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine
April 15 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
April 17 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
April 18 - Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
April 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
April 20 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
April 22 - Atlanta, GA @ 529
April 23 - Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
April 24 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
April 25 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
April 27 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
April 28 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
April 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
April 30 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
May 2 - Portland, OR @ Holocene
May 3 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
May 4 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos
May 6 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
May 7 - Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
May 9 - Grinnell, IA @ Grinnell College Gardner Lounge
May 10 - Minneapolis, MN - The Whole Music Club
May 10 - Minneapolis, MN - University of Minnesota Twin Cities
May 11 - Madison, WI - The Frequency
May 12 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
May 13 - Indianapolis, IN - Radio Radio
May 14 - Louisville, Ky - Zanzabar
May 17 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Place
May 23 - Barcelona, SPA - Primavera Sound Festival
May 25 - London, UK - Field Day Festival
May 26 - Bristol, UK - Fleece w/ Fucked up & Titus Andronicus
May 28 - Glasgow, UK - SWG3 w/ Fucked up & Titus Andronicus
May 29 - Manchester, UK - Sound Control w/ Fucked up & Titus Andronicus
May 30 - London, UK - Electric Ballroom w/ Fucked up & Titus Andronicus
Jun 1 - Porto, POR - Primavera Sound
June 4 - Brighton, UK - Concorde 2 w/ Mudhoney
June 5 - Glasgow, UK - ABC w/ Mudhoney
June 6 - Newcastle, UK - Academy 2 w/ Mudhoney
June 7 - Manchester, UK - Academy 2 w/ Mudhoney
June 8 - London, UK - Forum w/ Mudhoney
June 9 - Bristol, UK - o2 Academy w/ Mudhoney
June 10 - Birmingham, UK - HMV Institute - The Library w/ Mudhoney
June 29 - Helsinki, FIN - Rock the Beach Festival
July 2-5 Arendal, NOR - Hove Festival
August 2-4 - Katowice, POL - OFF Festival
August 6-10 - Oslo, NOR - Oya Natt Festival
October 30 - November 3 - Reykjavik, ICE - Iceland Airwaves Festival

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