Music: The new Metric

Posted by Dan May 29th, 2009 at 01:15pm In Music Videos

Metric is part of the big, bad Canadian invasion of indie rockers.  It’s been going on for a while now, if you didn’t know.

Frontwoman Emily Haines is part of the Broken Social Scene collective (along with Feist, Jason Collett, etc.), but has gotten most of her fame from Metric — a heavy, synth-infused rock band that just released its new album Fantasies. This is the band’s first album in several years, with Haines taking off some time to record some solo material (brittle acoustic numbers credited to Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton).

It would seem that she got the mellowness out of her system, though, as the new album isn’t lacking for energy. The best example is the single “Gimme Sympathy,” which you can find below.

If you get a chance, I’d recommend seeing them if they come to your town. The band’s live show is pretty stellar, with Haines stealing the show with her charisma and Tinkerbell-in-a-bug-zapper vocal theatrics.

If you liked this video, you can see an acoustic version here.

2 Comments

  • 1. Speener  |  May 29th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Seriously Canadian rock is better than American right now. I’ve been saying that for years from my perch here in Philadelphia. Listening to CBC 3 on Sirius has definitely given me that opinion.

    Love the blog.

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