I find myself being extremely picky with music festivals in my old age, but the ridiculous(ly awesome) lineup at Riot Fest Toronto left me no choice but to make plans to attend. Over the past few weeks, I have been trying to finalize a schedule so I can make sure to catch every band I'm eager to see, but it took me only a few minutes upon starting on an actual list to say "Screw it, I'm just going to roam around, enjoy good music as I go, and have some delicious food and beer." That seems about as solid of a plan as it gets with my experience at festivals, except there are 5 bands at this year's Toronto Riot Fest that I will most definitely make sure to see -- rain or shine. Head to the...
Metric's guitarist and co-founder Jimmy Shaw discusses the Canadian music scene, the trials of starting a record label, and Synthetica in a new interview with PureVolume, which is also streaming their excellent new album.
Apparently the Metric soundcloud album stream that we posted before was not supposed to be out there to the public yet. It seems it was set to a secret link, and someone leaked it. So, with that - we've taken the post down at the request of the band's management. Just don't Google it or anything.
Metric has confirmed that they will collaborating with composer, Howard Shore, once again to work on the score for David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis. Read a statement from the band in the replies which includes more details on this, their new album and the affect of the recent fire at the Sony/PIAS distribution warehouse in London on the band and their label.
Metric will release their fourth album, Fantasies, on April 14th, which you can pre-order on their official website starting March 2nd. Everyone who pre-orders the album will get an MP3 of their first single, "Help I'm Alive," as well as bonus material exclusive to the pre-order.
01) Help I'm Alive
02) Sick Muse
03) Satellite Mind
04) Twilight Galaxy
05) Gold Guns Girls
06) Gimme Sympathy
07) Collect Call
08) Front Row
10) Stadium Love
Emily Haines will be playing three times on September 7th at Brooklyn’s Union Pool (484 Union Avenue). The first show at 7:30 PM will be Emily solo, the second show at 9 PM will feature accompaniment by Metric guitarist James Shaw, and the third show at 10:30 Emily will be a guest of the Tall Firs.