Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Emily Haines and her band Metric have been around for over ten years now, bringing their brand of new wave pop to the table. They released their first record in 2003, which lay the foundation for their sound, one that would be expanded upon by evenly engaging sophomore album. Then while they were already at work on their third album, Last Gang Records re-released their long-ignored first album and possibly their most creative album to date, Grow Up and Blow Away. Lastly, their fans are getting what they want; an amazing follow-up to their sophomore effort. Sadly, their last album Fantasies is nowhere close as solid a record as Metric has proven themselves capable of making music.
After a three-year hiatus Metric retuned with their fifth studio album Synthetica. It will also feature guest appearances by Lou Reed (The Velvet Underground). The album is set for release on June 12, 2012 through Metric Music International.
Metric Synthetica Track List
1. "Artificial Nocturne"
2. "Youth Without Youth"
3. "Speed the Collapse"
4. "Breathing Underwater"
5. "Dreams So Real"
6. "Lost Kitten"
7. "The Void"
10. "The Wanderlust"
11. "Nothing But Time"
Metric Synthetica World Tour Dates and Venues 2012
May 26, 2012 - Sasquatch Music Festival - George, WA, United States
May 27, 2012 - Les Schwab Amphitheater - (With Beck) Bend, OR United States
Jun 02, 2012 - Live Strong Sporting Park - (for KRBZ 96.5FM - The Buzz) Kansas City, MO, United States
Jun 16, 2012 - Big Music Fest - Belleville ON, Canada
Jun 26, 2012 - Postbahnhof - Berlin, Germany
Jun 28, 2012 - Rock Werchter - Werchter, Belgium
Jul 02, 2012 - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire - London, United Kingdom
Jul 03, 2012 - Le Trianon - Paris, France
Jul 04, 2012 - Melkweg - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jul 06, 2012 - Wireless - Festival London, United Kingdom
Jul 07, 2012 - HMV Manchester Ritz - Manchester, United Kingdom
Jul 08, 2012 - O2 Academy Oxford - Oxford, United Kingdom
Aug 03, 2012 - Lollapalooza - Chicago, IL, United States
Aug 05, 2012 - Osheaga Festival - Montreal, QC, Canada