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Metric To Release New Album Synthetica On June 12th

April 17, 2012 drainu182 0

METRIC has revealed further details surrounding the release of their fifth, full-length studio album Synthetica.

Synthetica will be self-released globally on the band’s own label (MMI), through a collection of joint venture partnerships and enhanced distribution deals with companies including Mom + Pop Music in the USA, ATC Management in the UK, PIAS for continental Europe, Asia and Africa, Universal Music in Canada, Arts & Crafts in Mexico, Lab 344 in South America and Create/Control for Australia & New …

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Metric Announce New Album Synthetica

February 22, 2012 drainu182 0

METRIC has confirmed June 12th, 2012 as the North American release date for their fifth, full-length studio album, Synthetica.

Following the success of their last album Fantasies, which was self-released outside Canada and sold well over a million albums/singles worldwide, Synthetica will continue the trend and be released through the band’s own label (with joint venture partner Mom + Pop in the USA).

While many artists feel strangled by the industry’s power structure, the Toronto-based quartet has undone …

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Metric To Release Fantasies Flashbacks October 11

July 20, 2011 drainu182 0

METRIC is pleased to announce the release of their remix album Fantasies Flashbacks, comprised entirely of fan-created remixes of songs from the band’s critically and commercially acclaimed 2009 album Fantasies.

Late last year, METRIC elected to work with Indaba Music when the online musician community offered to provide a platform to launch an innovative crowdsourced remix contest which ultimately yielded thousands of submissions.

Overwhelmed by the quantity and quality of the remixes, in an effort to honor their fans’ …

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New Metric “Expecting to Fly” (Buffalo Springfield cover) Video

January 17, 2011 drainu182 0

On January 4th, Metric released the Metric iTunes Session via Metric Music International / Mom + Pop. This 8-track plus interview project includes stripped down acoustic songs, full band plugged-in songs, songs with a string quartet accompaniment, as well as Metric’s cover of Buffalo Springfield’s “Expecting to Fly.”

“Over the holidays, our talented pal Christopher Mills, who previously created a short film for our song ‘Collect Call,’ continued the narrative with his gorgeous video for our cover of Neil Young …

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Metric Reveal Studio Update, Announce Fantasies Flashbacks

December 26, 2010 drainu182 0

Metric frontwoman Emily Haines posted an update from the band’s most recent studio session and revealed the fan interactive Fantasies Flashbacks project. Read on below for Emily’s message.

Dec 23, 2010

The snow is deep in Toronto. We played our last show of the year a few weeks ago in Miami and since then we’ve been in righteous hibernation at Giant Studios. It feels good to be back in the neighbourhood. Today we break for the holidays, which means the …

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Metric Debuts “Black Sheep” Music Video

November 8, 2010 drainu182 0

The official music video for “Black Sheep” by Metric from the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Soundtrack is now available for all to see! The video was shot when Metric performed “Black Sheep” in July 2010 at Comic-Con in San Diego after a surprise screening of Scott Pilgrim with the director and cast. The soundtrack is an audio manifestation of the exploits seen in the action-comedy directed by genre-smashing filmmaker Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) and starring …

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October 10, 2010 drainu182 0

A while back, director Christopher Mills (Interpol, Modest Mouse, The Secret Machines) came to Metric with his ideas for using “Collect Call” from Metric’s album Fantasies. Mill’s meticulously animated piece tells the haunting tale of a young woman trapped in “a dark dream in an alternate reality,” and was received with enthusiasm during its world premiere at the Bravo!FACT Shorts Under The Stars screening this past weekend in Toronto. Mills is known for his experimental style that he describes as, …

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Metric Partners with Indaba Music to Crowdsource Fantasies Remix album

September 23, 2010 drainu182 0

Critically-acclaimed indie rock darlings Metric have partnered with Indaba Music, Topspin and to launch a remix program designed to source an entire album’s worth of remixes of the songs from their album Fantasies. The album, which earned the band MySpace’s coveted “Triumph of the Year” award, was shortlisted for the 2009 Polaris Music Prize for Album of the Year, and won the Alternative Album of the Year at the 2010 Juno Awards, will undergo a reinvention at …

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Voodoo Experience 2010: Expanded Lineup Highlights Musical Melting Pot in New Orleans This Halloween Weekend: October 29, 30 and 31

August 27, 2010 drainu182 0

Every year the VOODOO EXPERIENCE has one of the most diverse artist line-ups of any musical event in America–an unbeatable mix of what’s cutting edge, iconic and traditional (New Orleans) that pays tribute to the music of the region. This year VOODOO–October 29, 30 and 31 at City Park in New Orleans–is even more musically expansive than before.

The two main Voodoo Ritual stages line-up will now include The Whigs, White Rabbits, Dead Confederate, River City Extension, Miracle …