After a four-year stint working on soloo records and side-projects, the Toronto- and Brooklyn-based band Metric has finally released their fourth album "Fantasies" and first since 2005's "Live It Out." Metric's well-balanced mix New Wave beginnings characterized the previous three albums. "Fantasies" is a push towards straight-forward pop-tinged rock with hints of the softer, poetic side of lead-singer Emily Haines.
The band has decided to release their latest record DIY-style. Getting only promotional help from Last Gang Records in Canada and Arts and Crafts in Mexico, they are handling the release of "Fantasies" in the US without the help of a label.
Songs performed: "Gimme Sympathy," "Help! I'm Alive," and "Front Row."
- Emily Haines makes it personal Former Metric front-woman Emily Haines wrote and recorded "Knives Don't Have Your Back" over four years in four cities and two countries.
- Metric performs in The Current studio Metric's new-wave influences fall away somewhat for the new record, incorporating a stripped-down sound intended to "translate directly to the stage."