MUSIC NEWS: METZ Release Video For ‘Blind Youth Industrial Park’ & Announce Livestream Details
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METZ have released a video for their new single Blind Youth Industrial Park, taken from their forthcoming album Atlas Vending.
“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,” explains video director Dylan Pharazyn. “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.”
Check out the video below, which was shot in Queenstown on the South Island of New Zealand.
Atlas Vending is due for release on 9th October 2020 via Sub Pop, available to pre-order HERE. Vinyl pre-orders in the UK and Europe from select independent retailers (HERE) will receive the Loser Edition on light coloured rose vinyl.
METZ have also announced special livestream shows to celebrate the release of Atlas Vending. The band will perform the album in its entirety from The Opera House in Toronto. The livestreams will air in North & South America at 6 pm PT/9 pm ET on 15th October, and on 17th October 2020 at 8pm BST/9pm CEST/8pm AEST in the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.
Tickets and bundles including the album and merch are available HERE.