Metric

Metric

indie, indie rock, female vocalists, Canadian, alternative

Metric is an indie rock/New Wave band formed in 1998 in Toronto, Canada. The band members are Emily Haines (vocals, synths, guitar, tambourine), James Shaw (guitar, synths, theremin, backing vocals), Josh Winstead (bass, synths, backing vocals) and Joules Scott-Key (drums). The band name was inspired after a sound called "Metric" that was programmed by Shaw on his keyboard. They were based at various times at Toronto, Montreal, London, NYC and LA.

Grow Up and Blow Away [2001]
  • 1. Raw Sugar (3:38)
  • 2. Grow Up and Blow Away (4:13)
  • 3. Siamese Cities (3:51)
  • 4. Parkdale (4:54)
  • 5. The People (4:54)
  • 6. On the Sly (3:59)
  • 7. London Halflife (2:41)
  • 8. Torture Me (3:51)
  • 9. Hardwire (4:41)
  • 10. Rock Me Now (4:13)

Grow Up and Blow Away was the first recorded album by indie rock band Metric. The album was recorded in 2001, but delayed for years by their record label. As the years passed, the band's sound changed to the point where they no longer felt the album would be what the fans expected to hear, so Metric recorded a completely new album, Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?, and released that instead. Last Gang Records later purchased the rights to the album and released it on June 26, 2007. Read more on Last.fm.