New Metric – “Help, I’m Alive”

There’s been a sporadic stream of material coming from Camp Metric since 2005’s Live It Out — like new Emily Haines, Bang Lime, even some new tunes live — but according to their site, they’ve finally ready with a fresh batch of studio creations. “Help, I’m Alive” appears to be the new collection’s lead single (and the name of a corresponding Canadian tour with fellow countrymen Tokyo Police Club, the Dears, and Sebastian Grainger). You won’t hear new tricks here (flipping between their sultry new wave side and a bright, straight-up rock hook), and after a listen or two I’m saying that’s totally OK.

Thanks for the tip on that, Danielle. Sounds like they put the three years into writing rather than mold-breaking. So far so good. “Help, I’m Alive” will be on the new record, out sometime in early ’09. The Help, I’m Alive tourdates:

12/13 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
12/15 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
12/16 – Saskatoon, SK @ Sask Prarieland Ex & Trade
12/17 – Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre
12/19 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
12/21 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
(all dates w/ Tokyo Police Club, the Dears, and Sebastian Grainger and the Mountains)