Metric are masters of the danceable rock song. This was obvious since the first listen of “Dead Disco”.
The band started when Emily Haines first tried her keys and vocals with guitarist James Shaw in Toronto, Canada in 1998. The same year they moved to Brooklyn and started recording. In 2001 they added Joshua Winstead and Scott Key.
Metric’s last record Fantasies hit the charts internationally, selling more than a million singles and 500,000 full-lengths around the globe. From that record the real stunners are “Help, I’m Alive” and “Gold Guns Girls”.
The new album Synthetica drops June 12. Here’s the brand new single “Youth Without Youth”.
Metric also is c0-scoring the movie Cosmopolis with director Howard Shore. The film came out today in Europe, but the US release date hasn’t been announced. The music is incredible. Dynamic Metric becomes even more majestic. Here’s “Long to Live”.
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