A few months ago we posted Metric’s Breeders-esque “Help I’m Alive” (see “Divine Hammer”) and mentioned that it appeared to be the lead single from the new then-untitled followup to 2005’s Live It Out. Perfectly true. A little later we discovered that the new collection would be called Fantasies. More important that that: This is what the whole thing sounds like from start (“Help…”) to finish (“Stadium Love”). No wheels were reinvented during the making of this album, but Metric fans should be plenty pleased.
Fantasies is out 4/14 via Arts & Crafts in Mexico, Last Gang in Canada, and by Metric themselves in the States. You can get more info about pre-orders and the various Fantasies bundles at the band’s website
[Coachella ’08 pic by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Entertainment.]