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.

Live It Out [2005]
  • 1. Empty (5:55)
  • 2. Glass Ceiling (3:55)
  • 3. Handshakes (3:06)
  • 4. Too Little Too Late (4:22)
  • 5. Poster of a Girl (4:44)
  • 6. Monster Hospital (3:31)
  • 7. Patriarch on a Vespa (4:32)
  • 8. The Police and the Private (3:43)
  • 9. Ending Start (3:20)
  • 10. Live It Out (3:45)

Live It Out is the third album released by the Canadian indie rock band Metric. This album was chosen as one of Amazon.com's Top 100 Editor's Picks of 2005, the 38th best album of 2006 by NME, and it shortlisted for the inaugural Polaris Music Prize in 2006. There were three singles (and videos) released from the album, they were, from first to last: "Monster Hospital", "Poster Of A Girl" and "Empty". "Handshakes" was a radio promo, released only in Canada. Read more on Last.fm.