Metz - Automat
LP - Limited Loser Clear Coloured Vinyl plus bonus 7" Single that includes three additional tracks: a cover of Sparklehorse’s Pig, from a very limited 2012 Record Store Day split single originally released by Toronto’s Sonic Boom record shop; I’m a Bug, a cover of The Urinals’ art-punk classic, originally released on YouTube (not an actual record label) in 2014; and Metz’s previously unreleased rendition of Gary Numan’s M.E.
Metz's recorded output to date, a cornucopia of pop-inflected noise punk and damaged fuzz anthems, includes 3 critically-acclaimed LPs with Sub Pop, as well as a plethora of limited-edition releases, collaborations, covers, and rarities.
Which brings us to Automat, a collection of non-album singles, B-sides, and rarities dating back to 2009, available on LP for the first time, and including the band's long out-of-print early (pre-Sub Pop) recordings. Included here are the band’s first three 7” singles, recorded 2009-2010 and originally released by We Are Busy Bodies Records; a demo version of Wet Blanket, the explosive single from 2012’s Metz two tracks from the limited-edition bonus single that accompanied preorders of Metz; Can’t Understand, originally released in 2013 by [adult swim]; and both tracks from the band’s 2015 single on Three One G. All tracks on Automat have been lovingly remastered for maximum soundiness by Matthew Barnhart at Chicago Mastering Service