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Progress Report: Emily Haines talks about the making of Synthetica.

Since releasing their first album back in 2003, Metric has proven itself to be the little band that could. Even though the band might have suffered a slight identity crisis with U.S. audiences early on (due, perhaps, to the fact… More »

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Metric – “The Governess” Video

Canadian alt-pop stars Metric released their Pagans In Vegas album a couple of months ago, and now they've followed up their video for "The Shade"…
Tom Breihan | November 17, 2015 - 9:08 am

Photos: Voodoo 2015

The Voodoo Music + Arts Experience went down this Halloween weekend in New Orleans’ City Park. Stereogum was there, taking in headlining sets by Florence
Stereogum | November 1, 2015 - 9:29 pm

Life Is Beautiful 2015 Brought Weezer, Duran Duran, Stevie Wonder & More To Downtown Vegas

Life Is Beautiful has the makings of a unique festival, the kind that would be tempting to choose over some of the usual suspects (e.g.,…
Ryan Leas | September 28, 2015 - 3:01 pm

Artist Portraits From Life Is Beautiful 2015

Life Is Beautiful took over Downtown Las Vegas this past weekend, with headlining sets from Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamar, and Imagine Dragons. Snoop Dogg, Duran…
Stereogum | September 28, 2015 - 12:37 pm

Stream Metric Pagans In Vegas

Metric is six albums deep into this thing with no signs of slowing down -- Pagans In Vegas follows 2012's Synthetica, which was a better…
James Rettig | September 10, 2015 - 10:50 am

Metric – “Lie, Lie, Lie”

We’ve already heard a bunch of tracks from Metric’s upcoming sixth album, Pagans In Vegas. “The Shade,” “Cascades,” “Too Bad, So Sad,” and “Fortunes” have…
James Rettig | September 3, 2015 - 12:36 pm

Metric – “Fortunes”

Pagans In Vegas, the forthcoming album from the Canadian synth-rock stars Metric, has already yielded the new songs "The Shade," "Cascades," and "Too Bad, So
Tom Breihan | August 20, 2015 - 10:47 am

Metric – “The Shade” Video

Metric have just shared a video for their Pagans In Vegas single "The Shade." In it, the band performs on a roof while a series…
James Rettig | August 14, 2015 - 1:16 pm

Metric – “Too Bad, So Sad”

Metric have shared the third single from their upcoming new album, Pagans In Vegas via their new official app. The app is called the Pagan…
James Rettig | July 16, 2015 - 10:02 am

Metric – “Cascades”

Last month, Metric released lead single "The Shade" with the promise of an album announcement to come. That day is here: The Canadian band's sixth…
James Rettig | June 2, 2015 - 12:26 pm

Metric – “The Shade”

Metric have shared a new single called "The Shade," their first new song since the release of Synthetica is 2012, outside of a demo that…
James Rettig | May 11, 2015 - 9:28 am

Tegan And Sara, Fucked Up, Metric, Metz Appear In Toronto Indie Rock Video Game

Loud On Planet X is a new music-themed video game from Pop Sandbox, an indie gaming studio based in Toronto. The synopsis is essentially this:…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 5, 2015 - 4:26 pm

Metric – “The Fatal Gift”

Metric has been pretty quiet since wrapping up their tour for Synthetica, and it turns out they got back into the studio pretty quickly. In…
James Rettig | December 26, 2014 - 9:43 am

Hear Emily Haines’ New GoldieBlox Song “Lightning Strikes” & Watch Her Sing With Cyndi Lauper In NYC

The toy company GoldieBlox has had a rough year in advertising after being accused of copyright infringement by the Beastie Boys for re-working the band's…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 15, 2014 - 5:28 pm

Metric – “Lost Kitten” Video

The Torontonian drag performer Tynomi Banks stars in the Canadian pop group Metric's new video for "Lost Kitten," a song from their 2012 album Synthetica.
Tom Breihan | December 4, 2013 - 1:09 pm

Metric – “Synthetica” Video

The Canadian pop group Metric released their album Synthetica last year, and today they give us the video for the album's slick title track. Director…
Tom Breihan | November 5, 2013 - 10:09 am

Godspeed You! Black Emperor Win Polaris Music Prize 2013

Godspeed You! Black Emperor's Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! won this year's Polaris Music Prize, the annual award for Canadian Album Of The Year as chosen…
Scott Lapatine | September 23, 2013 - 11:22 pm

Coachella 2013 Weekend 2: Friday’s 5 Best Things

Peel back the surface and look past the picturesque valley backdrop. Forget about the gorgeous, sun-kissed young folk wearing next to nothing (or, on occasion,…
Aaron Lariviere | April 20, 2013 - 6:40 pm

Metric – “Breathing Underwater (MNDR Remix)”

Canadian pop-rock stars Metric already have themselves an effervescent synthpop hit with "Breathing Underwater," and now downtown dance-popper MNDR has remixed the track, amping up…
Tom Breihan | February 14, 2013 - 5:10 pm

Watch Metric Cover Blondie, Morrissey For VH1

Someone at VH1 apparently really, really likes the Canadian band Metric. The band took part in VH1's most recent Divas Live special, covering Blondie's immortal…
Tom Breihan | December 19, 2012 - 8:57 am
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