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Toronto electro-rockeres Metric last played a show back in October during the Meadows Festival in Queens. On November 29 they returned for a very intimate free performance at Music Hall of Williamsburg, presented by Steve Madden Music Presents. The show also featured support from great Brooklyn trio New Myths, who opened the show in style.

Find Metric’s setlist posted below, and find some iPhone shots of both Metric and New Myths’ performances posted below.
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Metric @ Madison Square Garden (November 13, 2013)

By Will Oliver, November 14th 2013


Last night I finally caught Metric, live in the flesh. Although it was on the largest stage of all large stages, Madison Square Garden, I was able to get up close and personal with them with a photo pass. As a kid I remember seeing bands like Muse and Foo Fighters in the GA pit at MSG and seeing photographers get to go up close and take photos. I always wondered what one had to do to get that job, so it was extremely surreal to get to be in that position all these years later.

Metric were opening up for Paramore, and got the second slot (HelloGoodbye went on before Metric). They played a short but very sweet 8-song set where they busted out all of their hits for our pleasure. They started with their amazing Scott Pilgrim vs. the World track “Black Sheep” as well as Synthetica’s lead single, “Youth Without Youth.” Personally I got into Metric after the release of 2009’s Fantasies. Hearing the mega tracks like “Help I’m Alive”, “Sick Muse” and “Stadium Love” with room to shout in the Garden made me remember why I treasured that album so much.


Frontwoman Emily Haines was an energetic force on stage leading the way with a charismatic performance that was a blast to watch, and photograph. I had a blast watching these guys play. They held their own at MSG and deserve to play in such big places where their sound is perfectly suited.

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[new]: Metric – Youth Without Youth

By Will Oliver, May 1st 2012

Metric are due to release new album Synthetica on June 12 via MMI/Mom + Pop Music.

“Youth Without Youth” is the first single from the album, and it’s a rocker. They maintain their large, cool, stadium dance-rock sound, without sacrificing anything on the way. It has a grungy aspect to it that sets it apart from their other stuff, but it’s still very much Metric. Gonna be blasting this one strong all week. Listen to it below.

Hit the jump to see the bands newly announced tour dates.
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Metric Announce New Album: Synthetica

By Will Oliver, February 23rd 2012 — with 1 comment

Metric have announced a new album titled Synthetica. The album is due June 12 via Mom + Pop Music.

The Toronto band recorded it in their own studio, Giant, in Toronto as well as at Electric Lady Studios in NYC. The band’s very own Jimmy Shaw produced it. Lead singer Emily Haines described the album as:

It sounds like the culmination of everything we have done. We’ve always had a sound in our heads that we hoped to realize and we finally heard it coming back out of the speakers this time.

For more about the album, head to Metric’s website.

Metric Return To The Studio

By Will Oliver, August 15th 2011

It’s been nearly two years since Metric released their highly enjoyable indie pop album, Fantasies. The band have just tweeted that they’ve returned to the studio to start recording new material. We can assume that it’s for a new LP or EP, which is certainly a good thing.

Follow Metric on twitter for more updates. Hopefully we’ll have more info for you sooner than later.

I already stated many times that “Help I’m Alive” by Metric is one of the cooler songs that 2009 has brought us thus far. I just got an email telling me about a pretty chill remix that The Twelves did for the track. The result is one that I am quite happy with. They made a dance ready song even more dance ready. I applaud.

[mp3] : Metric – Help I’m Alive (The Twelves Remix)

Metrics new album “Fantasies” dropped today. Purchase it here

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