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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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All Points West: Saturday & Sunday In Photos

This is it, the final photo blowout from the inaugural All Points West fest. If you didn’t spend your weekend on the internet/in line for a ferry over to Liberty Park, you can see some photos from Friday, a new Grizzly song, a little bit on a band called Radiohead, and a reportMore »

By: Amrit Singh / August 11, 2008 - 1:43 pm

Photos From Pemberton Festival

The first annual Pemberton Festival, in the city of the same name in British Columbia, Canada, definitely did its work attracting the right names to attract the right attention — Tom Petty, Nine Inch Nails, Jay-Z, Coldplay, the Flaming Lips, My Morning Jacket, Death Cab, etc. Unfortunately it seems it didn’t quite do its work… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 29, 2008 - 11:09 am

New Metric – “Stadium Love” / “Standing In Line” / “Gimme Sympathy” / “Freddy” / “Twilight” (Live At MySpace Secret Show)

After spending some time satisfying the solo act impulse, Emily’s back to BSS affiliates Metric, and it seems like the Canadians are closer to a new record than we’d realized. This past Thursday, Metric teamed with MySpace for a ‘Hey, Play This!’ show, a live webcast of an LA gig during which MySpacers IM song… More »

By: Stereogum / October 8, 2007 - 3:12 pm

New Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton – “The Bank”

Social Scene siren Emily Haines gave her impressive CV some extra padding with last year’s Knives Don’t Have Your Back, essentially her solo debut, fronting the Soft Skeleton. “The Bank” is track from that project’s forthcoming EP, designed as a “companion piece” to that languorous effort — and in a sample-sized serving, Emily’s chilled out… More »

By: Stereogum / July 2, 2007 - 3:10 pm

Old Metric – “Hardwire”

Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw’s first official release came with 2003’s Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?, though that wasn’t their first full-length studio effort. As a two-piece in ’99, before adding their taut live rhythm section, Metric had an even slinkier, electro vibe, recordeding their true debut Grow Up And Blow Away for… More »

By: Stereogum / May 23, 2007 - 5:40 pm

New Metric Video – “Empty”

This is a second stab at a clip for Live It Out’s “Empty,” the first being a pilfering-puppets-and-live-footage cop out. Promo offers up the new iteration, one with more dramatics, more reverse-filmed flying debris, and maybe most importantly, more Emily Haines closeups. Watch it here (via P4K). More »

By: Stereogum / April 6, 2007 - 10:21 am
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