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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

Relive Metric’s Thrilling Summer Tour in ‘Breathing Underwater’ Video

Metric, to mix a metaphor or two, are taking a well-deserved victory lap before coming back out for an encore. The sleek Canadian synth-rockers' Essential album Synthetica came…
Marc Hogan / November 13, 2012

Lollapalooza 2012: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

Black Sabbath, Jack White, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Frank Ocean, and many more: here's your front-row ticket to Chicago's biggest fest.
Ken Bachor / August 4, 2012

Lollapalooza 2012: 10 Best and Worst of Day One

SPIN's intrepid team has invaded Chicago's Grant Park, attempting to see as many of the 30 essential sets at this year's Lollapalooza as possible while…
SPIN Staff / August 4, 2012

Watch Metric Play ‘Synthetica’ Songs All Over the Place

Earlier this month, Metric gave the world SPIN Essential album Synthetica, which our reviewer Josh Modell called "big, glossy, sexy, and willing, but never cheap."
Marc Hogan / June 22, 2012

Metric, ‘Synthetica’ (Mom + Pop)

Unlike Broken Social Scene — her besties in the very social scene from which she sprang — Emily Haines has never seemed destined for anonymity.
Josh Modell / June 14, 2012

Metric Unleash ‘Youth Without Youth’ Live Footage as New LP ‘Synthetica’ Arrives

Metric's May 18th show at Le National in Montreal wasn't remarkable just because it was the quartet's first live run-through of new album Synthetica before…
SPIN Staff / June 12, 2012

SPIN’s 25 Best Summer 2012 Tours

Beach House, Nicki Minaj, RHCP, and more: Summer is ready when you are.
SPIN Staff / June 7, 2012

Stream Metric’s ‘Synthetica’ LP: Hear Lou Reed’s Cameo

"I'm just as fucked up as they say," Emily Haines sings at the start of Metric's new album, Synthetica (due out on June 12). Maybe,…
Marc Hogan / June 5, 2012
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