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Metric Unveil Video For “Breathing Underwater,” Announces Synthetica Deluxe

November 13th 2012

Today marks the release of Metric’s new video for Synthetica-standout “Breathing Underwater.” The clip, directed by Lauren Graham, is an amalgamation of the countless hours of footage (including the band’s raucous mainstage appearance at this year’s Lollapalooza) culled from  months of touring across the United States in support of Synthetica. The video was premiered earlier today via the band’s recently-launched Tumblr. And for the VH1 faithful among us, you may be seeing this clip a bit more frequently pretty soon, as the band was just named “Artist You Oughta Know” for the month of December!

In other exciting news, the band announced today the impending release of Synthetica Deluxe, an expanded version of their Fantasies follow-up, featuring acoustic renditions of three album tracks, alongside a version of fan-favorite, set-closer “Gimme Sympathy” and a devastatingly gorgeous cover of Tom Waits’ ” Strange Weather.” The bonus version of the album will be available digitally next Tuesday, November 20th, and will be followed by a physical release on December 4th. For the first taste of the deluxe tracks, check out the SoundCloud stream below, featuring the Synthetica Deluxe version of “Breathing Underwater,” alongside the official album version and its synth-driven Reflections rendition.

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Metric Announce US Dates, New Single, Album Pre-Order, Generally Get Very Busy

May 1st 2012

It’s a big day for METRIC. Just a few moments ago, the band unveiled a run of North American tour dates over on Spin.com. Along with the announcement comes a whole boatload of additional specialness. At the band’s brand new website, you can now pre-order Synthetica in one of many gorgeous configurations, listen to the band’s new single “Youth Without Youth,” and buy tickets to any of the aforementioned dates (which have the unique distinction of coming with music!). How’s that for options? And no matter where you pre-order, including over on iTunes, you get “Youth Without Youth” as an immediate download, Synthetica on June 12th (when it’s out), and a handful of Synthetica Reflections.

Give a listen to the song here (along with commentary from Emily & Jimmy), and follow below the fold for a full list of dates.

Oh, and in case you missed their slow reveal of “Youth Without Youth,” check it out right here.

09.06.12 – Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY
09.08.12 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
09.09.12 – Madison Theatre – Covington, KY
09.11.12 – State Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
09.14.12 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
09.17.12 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
09.18.12 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
09.20.12 – Orpheum Theatre – Boston, MA
09.21.12 – The Strathmore – Washington, DC
09.22.12 – Tower Theater – Philadelphia, PA
09.23.12 – Radio City Music Hall – New York, NY
09.27.12 – Hard Rock – Orlando, FL
09.28.12 – The Fillmore – Miami, FL
09.29.12 – The Ritz – Tampa, FL
10.01.12 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
10.02.12 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
10.04.12 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
10.05.12 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
10.06.12 – House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
10.09.12 – The Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
10.10.12 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ

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Metric’s SYNTHETICA Is Upon Us

April 17th 2012

News! Details surrounding the new Metric album, SYNTHETICA, have officially been revealed. That’s the cover art above. Tracklist, and currently announced dates, are below the fold. Needless to say, we’re pretty pumped about this. And what makes it even better, is the band has unveiled a grip of eerie, surveillance footage clips of themselves in the studio, presumably recording the new record. Each piece is set to a swirling set of synth melodies. One of the clips is embedded below, while an additional chunk are available at http://www.ilovemetric.com.

SYNTHETICA Tracklisting:

01. Artificial Nocturne
02. Youth Without Youth
03. Speed The Collapse
04. Breathing Underwater
05. Drums So Real
06. Lost Kitten
07. The Void
08. Synthetica
09. Clone
10. The Wanderlust
11. Nothing But Time

METRIC – TOUR DATES CURRENTLY ANNOUNCED:

May 26, 2012 – The Gorge, Washington, USA @ The Gorge Amphitheatre (Sasquatch Festival)
May 27, 2012 – Bend, Oregon, USA @ Les Schwab Amphitheater (with Beck)
June 02, 2012 – Kansas City, Missouri, USA @ Live Strong Sporting Park (for KRBZ 96.5 FM – The Buzz)
June 16, 2012 – Belleville, Ontario, Canada @ Big Music Fest
June 26, 2012 – Berlin, Germany @ Postbahnhof
June 28 2012 – Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter
June 30, 2012 – Istanbul, Turkey @ Mono Festival
July 02, 2012 – London, UK @ 02 Shepherds Bush Empire
July 03, 2012 – Paris, France @ Le Trianon
July 04, 2012 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Melweg
July 07, 2012 – Manchester UK @ HMV Ritz
July 08, 2012 – Oxford, UK @ 02 Academy
August 3, 2012 – Chicago, Illinois, USA @ Lollapalooza Festival
August 5, 2012 – Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Osheagea Festival

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