METZ :: Heavy, Gritty, Loud

METZ 1 (2012)

by Sam Thompson

Toronto noise rock trio METZ has been busy. Their self-titled 2012 debut on iconic Seattle label Sub Pop received overwhelming critical acclaim — including a spot on the shortlist for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize — and they’ve been destroying the eardrums of live audiences around the world ever since. With a follow-up LP in the bag and getting prepped for a spring release, METZ is hitting the road back home in Canada, including two late-January dates here in Winnipeg. Stylus talked to guitarist/vocalist Alex Edkins by phone. Continue reading “METZ :: Heavy, Gritty, Loud”

Operators :: Embracing the Human in Electronic


by Devin King

When Operators first broke onto the scene, there was a lot of mystery surrounding the band. With only a few live shows played, word quickly spread about the group comprised of Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs), Sam Brown (Divine Fits, New Bomb Turks) and Devjoka. The mystery now is beginning to fade as the band makes themselves available across Canada for a tour following the release of their latest EP.  Continue reading “Operators :: Embracing the Human in Electronic”