December 19th 2013
Paying homage to the late Lou Reed, a close fried of Emily Haines and collaborator on the band’s latest album “Synthetica”, Metric took the Late Show with David Letterman stage to perform a cover of the rock legend’s “Pale Blue Eyes”. Watch below.
The band performed the cover alongside Lou himself back in 2012, at NY’s Radio City Music Hall.
“Persuading him to play “Pale Blue Eyes” when he joined Metric onstage for “The Wanderlust” at Radio City Music Hall in 2012 required a more nuanced approach and I’ll always remember the golden look of approval he gave our guitarist, Jimmy Shaw, when he played that delicate guitar line onstage that night.” — Read Emily’s heartfelt tribute to Lou Reed, published via Rolling Stone.
December 4th 2013
Less than a month after revealing their cosmic Justin Broadbent-directed cut for “Synthetica”, Metric have today unveiled a brand new video for “Lost Kitten”. Directed by Sammy Rawal and and shot over two days in Mexico City. “Lost Kitten” tells a gorgeous story of an unusual search for home. It follows acclaimed ballroom dancer/actor Sheldon McIntosh (otherwise known as Tynomi Banks, the name he goes by when performing in drag in his native Toronto) and showcases Rawal’s hyper-stylized approach in the use of bold color and unique choreography. Watch now!
November 15th 2013
As part of NPR’s “Sense of Place: Toronto” series, Metric’s Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw performed some stripped-down cuts from their latest album “Synthetica”: “Synthetica”, “Live It Out”, “Gimme Sympathy”, and “Breathing Underwater”.
Listen now on NPR.
Metric are currently finishing up a mammoth US tour alongside Paramore, which recently saw them dominate at NYC’s Madison Square Garden. While in town, the band also dropped by The Late Show with David Letterman for this killer rendition of “Synthetica”, before heading to Bowery Ballroom for a last minute surprise intimate headline show.
November 12th 2013
Today marks the official release of “Synthetica Reflections”, an instrumental remake of the original “Synthetica” album performed entirely on analog synthesizers and produced by the band’s guitarist Jimmy Shaw — previously exclusive to a select number of streaming services, “Synthetica Reflections” is available to purchase now on iTunes.
To accompany the “Synthetica Reflections” release, the band have also released their brand new “Synthetica” mobile app! Created for iPad and iPhone, the app allows users to remix and rework the entire “Synthetica” album — watch a quick demonstration from Emily and Jimmy below, and grab it from the App Store now.
Metric are currently touring the US alongside Paramore, with a handful of intimate headline shows in OR, NC, VA, ME, WI, and OH. Tickets and a full itinerary can be found here.
Watch Metric’s brand new video for “Synthetica” below.
November 5th 2013
Following a week-long social countdown, Metric have unveiled their brand new video for “Synthetica”! Directed by long-time Metric collaborator (and Synthetica atwork designer) Justin Broadbent, the video sees Emily moving through the hypnotic, repeating image of an art gallery collapsing in on itself… you know, the stuff that GIF gold is made of.
The video precedes the official release of “Synthetica Reflections” on November 12, an instrumental remake of the original “Synthetica” album, performed entirely on analog synthesizers and produced by the band’s guitarist, James Shaw. The album was previously available only via select streaming services. On that same day the band will also release an official “Synthethica” app, stayed tuned for more info.