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Metz release raucous new single "Blind Youth Industrial Park"

22 September 2020, 15:43 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Canada's Metz have shared new track "Blind Youth Industrial Park" as the third taster of their upcoming LP Atlas Vending.

"Blind Youth Industrial Park" arrives after earlier releases "Hail Taxi" and "A Boat to Drown In", and is accompanied by a video directed by Dylan Pharazyn and shot in Queenstown on the South Island of New Zealand.

Expanding on the video, Pharazyn says, "I started thinking of the feeling of war or samurai films, beautiful but dark and violent… but then I had this idea to work up a more unique world… I started to think of a more futuristic setting - more unusual and dream-like with the story set on a distant planet where there is future technology and some kind of alien magic… like a futuristic fable. I loved the idea of the hero Ayeth on this nomadic walk through an epic landscape… I loved the strength in her and the pairing of her with a wounded companion, something really human and vulnerable… I wanted that emotive warmth countering the cold military images."

Metz's forthcoming album will follow on from 2017's Strange Peace LP.

Atlas Vending features co-production from Ben Greenberg (Uniform), and was engineered and mixed by Seth Manchester (Daughters, Lingua Ignota, The Body) at Machines with Magnets in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

"Blind Youth Industrial Park" is out now. Metz's Atlas Vending album is due to arrive via Sub Pop Records on 9 October, and is available to pre-order now.
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