Metric Bring Shimmering ‘Gold Guns Girls’ to ‘Guitar Center Sessions’

Canadian quartet Metric released their sixth studio album Pagans in Vegas in September, and this weekend they'll continue their glittering evocations of the American West…
Nathan Diller / November 18, 2015

Metric Are Streaming ‘Pagans in Vegas’ in Full

Canadian synth-rock stylists Metric will release their sixth studio album, Pagans in Vegas, on September 18, but the New York Times is currently streaming the…
Rachel Brodsky / September 10, 2015

Metric Already Have Their Next Album Mapped Out

Toronto’s "emotionally primitive" (their description, not ours) synth-rock group Metric are still learning new things about themselves. "It feels like we’re growing, thank God, because otherwise we’d…
Margaret Farrell / August 26, 2015

Metric Share Their Restless New Single, ‘Fortunes’

A few weeks out from releasing their new album, Pagans in Vegas, Canadian synth-rock outfit Metric have unveiled an anxious-sounding new single called "Fortunes."
Rachel Brodsky / August 20, 2015

Metric Share Scattershot New Music Video For ‘The Shade’

Metric's upcoming album drops next month, but today the Toronto synth pop outfit shared the music video for their slick single, "The Shade." It's an interesting collection…
James Grebey / August 14, 2015

Metric Voyage Through ‘Tron’-Like History of Boomboxes in ‘Too Bad, So Sad’

Metric might be gunning for the second most famous "Woo hoo!" in the alternative music canon after Blur's "Song 2" with the new single off their forthcoming album, Pagans…
Harley Brown / July 23, 2015

Metric Tease New Album ‘Pagans in Vegas’ With Slickly Synthesized ‘Cascades’

A few weeks ago, Metric teased their upcoming tour with Imagine Dragons by releasing "The Shade," a heart-pounding synthesized track that signaled a return three…
Brennan Carley / June 2, 2015

Metric Stay in ‘The Shade’ on Fiery New Single

Metric have returned with a brand-new single, "The Shade," which arrives after last year's demo, "The Fatal Gift," and three years after 2012's Synthetica LP. Led…
Rachel Brodsky / May 11, 2015

Hayley Williams Talks Upcoming Arena Tour, Paramore Cruise

Paramore may not have the official title of Hardest Working Band in the World, but a glance at their schedule proves they're a solid contender…
Luis Paez-Pumar / October 2, 2013

Polaris Prize 2013 Live-Stream: METZ, Purity Ring, Metric, Colin Stetson, and More

The winner of this year's Polaris Music Prize will be announced tonight (September 23) and fans can watch the crowning happen in real-time via the above…
Kyle McGovern / September 23, 2013

Polaris Prize 2013 Nominees: Tegan and Sara, Metric, and More

And then there were 10. The Polaris Music Prize has whittled down its 40-album "Long List" of nominees for the 2013 award to a "Short…
Kyle McGovern / July 16, 2013

Watch Broken Social Scene’s Homecoming Reunion at Field Trip Festival

Broken Social Scene made the best of its reunion this past weekend at the Field Trip Music & Arts Festival in Toronto. After announcing a…
Colin Stutz / June 10, 2013

Metric’s ‘Breathing Underwater’ Soars in MNDR’s Dance-Pop Remix

Metric's Synthetica standout "Breathing Underwater" has enough stadium-rock anthem in its genetic makeup that our reviewer Josh Modell called it "the ass-kicking younger sister of 'With or Without…
Marc Hogan / February 14, 2013

Metric Stay Loyal to Morrissey’s ‘Why Don’t You Find Out for Yourself’

A spoonful of arsenic helps the sugar go down. Morrissey has no shortage of songs with cutting shards of "glass / Hidden in the grass,"
Marc Hogan / December 19, 2012

Watch Metric Faithfully Cover Blondie’s ‘Heart of Glass’ for VH1 Divas Concert

VH1's annual Divas special aired Sunday night (December 17), and among the usual lineup of R&B staples (Kelly Rowland, Keri Hilson, Brandy), American Idols (Kelly…
Daniel Kreps / December 17, 2012
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