New Metric “Youth Without Youth” Video, “Synthetica” Released Today


Today, June 12th, marks the U.S. release of Synthetica (MMI/MOM+POP), Metric’s fifth full-length studio album. Guitarist and album producer, Jimmy Shaw, describes Synthetica’s enthralling balance of futuristic and organic sound on the new record as “[…] the culmination of everything we’ve done. We’ve always had a sound in our heads that we hoped to realize. We finally heard it coming back out of the speakers this time.” Metric’s Emily Haines first envisioned the word “Synthetica” as the name for a particularly resilient skin-job from Blade Runner, a female replicant who voices an inner monologue of all your human imperfections. “If you imagine a nightmarishly fake version of me as a pop star, that’s her,” she says. “And this record was about me saying, I’m going to give more to the music than ever, but there’s no way I’m going to turn into someone like that.” As she sings on the album’s hard-rocking title track; “We’re all the time confined to fit the mold / But I won’t ever let them make a loser of my soul.”

Stream Synthetica in its Entirety via SoundCloud

The music video for Synthetica’s lead single, “Youth Without Youth,” also premieres today on MTV.com. Directed by Justin Broadbent, the “Youth Without Youth” video blends the old with the new through imagery of themes present throughout Synthetica while simultaneously and subtly referencing moments throughout Metric’s career.

Watch the “Youth Without Youth” Music Video

Purchase Synthetica from Metric
Purchase Synthetica on iTunes

Purchase Tickets to See Metric Live
(every ticket purchased for a headlining date comes with a digital copy of Synthetica and 5 bonus Synthetica Reflections tracks)

METRIC U.S. FALL TOUR
09.06.12 – Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY
09.08.12 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
09.09.12 – Madison Theatre – Covington, KY
09.11.12 – State Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
09.14.12 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
09.17.12 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
09.18.12 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
09.20.12 – Orpheum Theatre – Boston, MA
09.21.12 – The Strathmore – Washington, DC
09.22.12 – Tower Theater – Philadelphia, PA
09.23.12 – Radio City Music Hall – New York, NY
09.27.12 – Hard Rock – Orlando, FL
09.28.12 – The Fillmore – Miami, FL
09.29.12 – The Ritz – Tampa, FL
10.01.12 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
10.02.12 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
10.04.12 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
10.05.12 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
10.06.12 – House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
10.09.12 – The Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
10.10.12 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ

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