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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 Portal and, in a new post on their website, Emily Haines explained the band’s motivation for creating it: “The idea for this app came from feeling like we wanted to… More »

By: 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 album is called Pagans In Vegas, and will be out on 9/18. They’ve also shared another new track called “Cascades,” which they describe as “the song we consider the pounding… More »

By: 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 they shared at the end of last year. It sounds like a natural extension of that record — still a little more polished than their earlier work, but this i… More »

By: 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: Players are transported to a distant planet, where they play music to counteract alien attacks. It’s kind of like Rock Band-meets-Guitar Hero in space. The game developers have been working… More »

By: 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 a new post on their website, Emily Haines writes that the band is now “fully immersed in fresh music and somewhat amazed that we’ve managed to keep on loving what… More »

By: 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 1986 classic “Girls” to convey a more “feminist” message. The company settled the lawsuit and issued an apology to the Beasties, who have always been very outspoken about their refusal… More »

By: 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. In the clip, shot beautifully by director Sammy Rawal, Banks vogues his way through Mexico City, looking for a mythical mother figure. Banks cuts a striking figure in the video,… More »

By: 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 Justin Broadbent’s video focuses almost entirely on singer Emily Haines. But thanks to a split-screen and a mirroring effect, we get a quadruple-view of Haines the entire time, which effect… More »

By: 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 by a jury of music journalists, broadcasters, and bloggers. Hosted by previous Polaris nominees Kathleen Edwards and Shad, this year’s ceremony was held in Toronto earlier this evening and featured… More »

By: 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, nothing). Go ahead and ignore the ridiculous hippie art splattering the landscape. Once you get past everything that suggests Coachella is a legit wonderful place, reality sets in. You’re i… More »

By: 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 its fleet-footed, blippy qualities. The song’s chorus is still a steamroller, but now the beat underneath it moves a whole lot more. Download the remix below. More »

By: 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 “Heart Of Glass” while more-or-less dressing like the band and standing in front of a backdrop that looked like the Parallel Lines cover art. And as the latest band highlighted… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2012 - 8:57 am

Metric – “Breathing Underwater” Video

Metric’s new video for Synthetica cut “Breathing Underwater” combines some newly shot footage alongside travelogue-style live footage clips. Watch it on their Tumblr. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 13, 2012 - 5:04 pm

Metric, Half Moon Run @ Greek Theater, Los Angeles 10/9/12

Touring behind their latest album Synthetica, Canadian synthesizer enthusiasts Metric descended upon the Greek Theater for an energetic sixteen song set which included bouncy new cuts like “Breathing Underwater” and “Artificial Nocturne”. Montreal based collective Half Moon Run kicked off the evening. Check out the photos above and the setlist below. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / October 10, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Watch Lou Reed Join Metric In NYC

Those in attendance at last night’s Metric show at Radio City Music Hall got a special treat: The band did a couple songs with local musician Lou Reed. Reed was a guest on Metric’s Synthetica, and the band-plus-Reed performed “The Wanderlust,” from that album, as well as the Velvet Underground classic “Pale Blue Eyes.” We’ve… More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 24, 2012 - 2:36 pm

Watch Metric Play Kimmel

Metric took to Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to perform two cuts from Synthetica, “Youth Without Youth” and “Breathing Underwater.” It’s a little bit calmer than some of the other performances on Kimmel’s stage this week, but it’s not worse off for it. Watch the performances below. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 22, 2012 - 3:30 pm

Metric – “Youth Without Youth” Video

Metric’s new video for the gleaming, stomping glam-pop single “Youth Without Youth” is the most ’90s-MTV thing I’ve seen in a while. We get a whole lot of shots of the band looking glamorous on a soundstage somewhere, as well as assorted non-sequiturs: football players, a little kid stacking up cakes, an old lady with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 12, 2012 - 12:45 pm

Stream Metric Synthetica

Metric’s new record, Synthetica — their first since 2009’s Fantasies — has gotten a lot of attention lately, thanks to strong lead singles like “Youth Without Youth” and “Speed The Collapse” as well as our Q&A with Metric’s Emily Haines for Progress Report. Now, the entire record has hit the ‘net. It’s out 6/12 o… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 30, 2012 - 11:05 am

Metric – “Speed The Collapse”

Since Metric announced the details to Synthetica, we’ve consumed anthemic first single “Youth Without Youth.” Now, they’ve dropped the second single from the June release, a pummeling, uptempo song swimming in a Radiohead-esque texture. Stream it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 23, 2012 - 10:09 am

Progress Report: Metric

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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 »

By: T. Cole Rachel / May 11, 2012 - 12:53 pm
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