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.

Synthetica [2012]
  • 1. Artificial Nocturne (5:20)
  • 2. Youth Without Youth (4:17)
  • 3. Speed the Collapse (3:42)
  • 4. Breathing Underwater (3:56)
  • 5. Dreams So Real (2:40)
  • 6. Lost Kitten (3:16)
  • 7. The Void (3:17)
  • 8. Synthetica (3:54)
  • 9. Clone (5:13)
  • 10. The Wanderlust (3:10)
  • 11. Nothing But Time (4:04)

Synthetica is the fifth studio album released by indie rock band Metric on June 12, 2012. The first single, "Youth Without Youth", was released on May 1, 2012. "Speed the Collapse" was released as a sneak preview on May 23, 2012. The entire album was available for streaming on May 30th, 2012 by playing "Synthetica Hide + Seek"; this was done through an interactive word hunting game on the bands website. According to Metric's frontwoman Emily Haines Read more on Last.fm.