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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 – “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,…
Corban Goble | May 23, 2012 - 10:09 am
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Watch Metric Play “Youth Without Youth” Acoustic

Last month, Canadian indie-poppers Metric debuted their stomping new single "Youth Without Youth," a song about a generation drowning in debt. And now Rolling Stone
Tom Breihan | May 7, 2012 - 2:18 pm
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Metric – “Youth Without Youth”

Canadian popsters Metric are back with a drum-heavy, anthemic new jam called “Youth Without Youth,” which serves as the first single from their forthcoming album…
Tom Breihan | April 30, 2012 - 11:19 am
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Metric Synthetica Details

Earlier today, Metric announced the details for their new album Synthetica. It's out in June, and there's all sorts of teasers and Internet-friendly curios regarding…
Corban Goble | April 17, 2012 - 4:22 pm
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Lollapalooza 2010 Saturday: Green Day Is For The Children

Even if you’re not a fan (I’m not) you gotta give Green Day credit, first for introducing Lookout! to mall-punks back in the day, later…
Scott Lapatine | August 8, 2010 - 12:02 pm
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Metric – “Eclipse (All Yours)” Video

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse made over $68 million last night, and is sold out until Christmas, so this Metric video, for their contribution to the…
jessica | July 1, 2010 - 4:16 pm
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Stream Twilight: Eclipse Soundtrack

You heard Vampire Weekend's "Jonathan Low" (one of VW's top three songs about vampires) and before that Muse's “Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)” (inescapable…
Scott Lapatine | June 2, 2010 - 12:28 pm
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Metric – “Stadium Love” Video

Metric's Fantasies came out a little over a year ago, but the band's still releasing new videos for the album. "Help, I'm Alive" and…
jessica | June 1, 2010 - 11:10 am
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Twilight: Eclipse Soundtrack Nabs Vampire Weekend, Beck, Bat For Lashes

After Thom Yorke, Bon Iver & St. Vincent, and Grizzly Bear & Beach House made soundtracks to multi-million dollar hormonal-teenage-vampires-in-love franchises a safe place for…
Amrit Singh | May 12, 2010 - 1:12 pm
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SXSW 2010: The Wrap Up

We saw a bunch of bands this past week. Not every set was memorable, but there were more than enough highlights to make the stiff…
stereogum | March 23, 2010 - 11:42 am
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SXSW 2010: Thursday In Photos

On some nights you can fool yourself into forgetting that industry weeks like SXSW have shifted from being about discovery to being full-on music festivals.
Amrit Singh | March 19, 2010 - 9:16 pm

Friendly Fires Remix Phoenix

Just when you thought we were putting a cap on our ongoing coverage of how it's been a Very Phoenix Summer, with the logical extensio…
Amrit Singh | September 17, 2009 - 3:20 pm
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Bumbershoot 2009 In Photos

At Seattle’s biggest music festival, rain is not unexpected; still, the downpours at Bumbershoot ’09 were scary even for this neck of the Pacific Northwest.
Scott Lapatine | September 8, 2009 - 10:34 am
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New Julian Plenti Video (Feat. Emily Haines) – “Games For Days”

Interpol frontman Paul Banks' Julian Plenti Is... Skyscraper came out a couple of days ago. In the official Javier Aguilera-directed video for his post-punk "Games
brandon | August 6, 2009 - 1:45 pm
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Broken Social Scene Reunite On The Toronto Harborfront

We got the word on this one from a reader named Kate, who informs us of the following: Broken Social Scene were going to…
brandon | July 13, 2009 - 9:03 am
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Metric @ The Wiltern, Los Angeles 6/8/09

Metric's tour on the back of Fantasies and its many videos brought them to L.A. last night, where the band played their biggest, most sold-out…
Amrit Singh | June 9, 2009 - 9:32 am
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New Metric Video – “Sick Muse”

The newest Fantasies track gets a simple treatment: "Sick Muse" features a lower-tech sound stage than "Gimme Sympathy" and none of the layered animations of…
brandon | May 22, 2009 - 11:46 am
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New Metric Video – “Help, I’m Alive”

We first heard Metric's excellent single in acoustic form, soundtracking a montage of confessional interviews with singer/songwriter Emily Haines. In the video, posted on the…
Scott Lapatine | April 17, 2009 - 7:31 pm
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New Metric Video – “Gimme Sympathy”

If you're a fan, you've already streamed Metric's Fantasies. Now you can stop imaging and see one in living color. If we take the perso…
brandon | March 24, 2009 - 9:43 am
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