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Metric 9/23 Radio City Music Hall NYC Review/Photos

September 24, 2012 The Audio Perv 0

By Michel Dussack

Rock bands don’t play Radio City Music Hall very often, but when they do, it’s almost always a show that’s memorable forever. Canadian indie rockers Metric’s show at the historic New York venue on September 23rd was no exception, and while being confined to an area in front of a seat may have stifled the crowd a little, the band was firing on all cylinders. The band’s 18 song set was based heavily upon their 2012 release …

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Metric Debuts Synthetica Mini-Documentary

August 23, 2012 The Audio Perv 0


Tuesday night, Metric announced the Synthetica mini-documentary by posting a trailer in a Facebook post and Tweet, but yesterday, The A.V. Club has posted the first of four episodes that comprise the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Metric’s fifth full-length studio album, Synthetica. Episode 2 will be shared later this week with episodes 3 and 4 to follow next week.

Watch Episode 1 on The A.V. Club

Metric is also gearing up for its tour across the United …

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Metric To Perform on Kimmel Tonight

June 21, 2012 The Audio Perv 0

Following last week’s release of their 5th studio album Synthetica, Metric will take over the Jimmy Kimmel Live! outdoor stage tonight to perform a few songs from the album which made an impressive #12 debut on the charts. Set your DVR’s – Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs on ABC at 12/11c.

Filmed during overlooking The Gorge at the Sasquatch Music Festival, NPR has presented a stunning acoustic version of the album’s title track for their “Field Recordings” series. NPR says “Stripped …

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Metric 6/13 Music Hall of Williamsburg Review

June 18, 2012 The Audio Perv 0


By Michel Dussack

On June 12th, Canadian rock band Metric released their fifth studio album, Synthetica, to great reviews and much fanfare. The follow up to their nearly flawless Fantasies doesn’t necessarily feature a massive hit in the sense of ‘Gimme Sympathy’, but it is a collection of well made, generally awesome songs. The day after the album was released, the band played a private fans-only concert at the intimate (for them) Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Their 13 song set …

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

June 12, 2012 The Audio Perv 0


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 …

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New Metric Album “Synthetica” Streaming In Full, Fan-Only Private Shows Announced

June 5, 2012 The Audio Perv 0


One week prior to the U.S. release of Synthetica (MMI/MOM+POP), Metric has shared a full embeddable stream of Synthetica via SoundCloud. Its unveiling comes on the heels of Synthetica Hide+Seek, an interactive scavenger hunt last week in which Metric fans collaborated to unlock an early stream of the album.

Metric has also confirmed three intimate fans-only shows to take place in the wake of Synthetica’s release. Tickets for the private underplays–June 13 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in New …

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Metric Debuts Album via Synthetica Hide+Seek, Tickets On Sale Now For Fall Tour

May 29, 2012 The Audio Perv 0


Today Metric launches Synthetica Hide+Seek, an interactive scavenger hunt that allows fans to unlock a stream of the band’s fifth, full-length studio album, Synthetica (MMI/MOM+POP), up to two weeks prior to the album’s US release on June 12th. The game, which asks fans to gather a series of images and keywords to unlock the early stream, begins at SyntheticaHideAndSeek.ilovemetric.com. These clues might appear anywhere and everywhere along the information super highway – from your favorite music blog to your …

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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012 Lineup Announced

May 22, 2012 The Audio Perv 0


Austin City Limits Music Festival has announced its lineup for the 2012 edition of the festival. Set to headline this year’s lineup: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, The Black Keys and Jack White. Three day tickets and single day passes are still on-sale for the festival for the festival set for October 12th through the 14th. Pick them up here while they last.

Check out the full lineup below:

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young and …

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Metric Releases New Single “Youth Without Youth”, Announces U.S. Tour Dates

May 1, 2012 drainu182 0


For the past week, Metric has been sharing clues with fans about “Youth Without Youth,” the band’s first single from the forthcoming album, Synthetica (MMI/Mom+Pop). We’ve seen mysterious video footage from the recording studio, heard Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw speak on the making of the song, and even saw fan interpretations of “Youth Without Youth” after the song’s lyrics and sheet music were unveiled and before the song’s release (relive the experience at www.ilovemetric.com/youthwithoutyouth).

Today, “Youth Without Youth” …

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Metric Starts to Reveal New Single “Youth Without Youth”

April 19, 2012 drainu182 0


Only days after 11 Reflections of Synthetica video clips were unveiled online, even more details surrounding METRIC’s fifth, full-length studio album, Synthetica, continue to emerge. “Youth Without Youth,” the album’s first single, will be released digitally on May 1st, but starting today, fans can head to www.ilovemetric.com to unlock “secret little prizes” to learn more about the song. We don’t want to give away all the surprises – what fun would that be? All we’ll say is that in …