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Metric is excited to announce the release of a new album, Live It Out, on Last Gang Records, recorded throughout the year in Montreal and Toronto. Features the Single 'Monster Hospital'. 2005.
Toronto's Metric has the ability to appeal to fans on a number of levels: the group captures the likeability of Elastica with the cheekiness of Blondie and then mixes that new wave style with just enough of a growling guitar to give it some oomph. Since their last release, the acclaimed Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?, Metric's sound has morphed slightly; this follow-up is a little more guitar-based and slightly less electronic than their last, a move likely to broaden their fan base even further.
Metric's rock-meets-new-wave is not only timely, it is joyful to boot. The driving track "Handshakes" could easily qualify for the next ipod commercial, while "Monster Hospital"'s retro punk style has a Clash-inspired chorus that will stay in your head for days. By the same token, the band's musical diversity is especially evident in the beautiful "The Police and the Private," where one could easily imagine that they are listening to an up-tempo Sarah Harmer track. Metric's cross-genre appeal is at least party due to frontwoman Emily Haines' delivery. A smart writer and performer, Haines' contributions to the Broken Social Scene collective have already made her voice somewhat familiar, and in her own element she shines especially bright. From her delicate whispers (the Pink Floyd-esque "Ending Start") to her Eurotrash-inspired yelps ("Live It Out") Haines has the "it" factor that makes indie rock critics swoon, and keeps fans dedicated. --Denise Sheppard
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"Live it Out" is a great compliment to Metric's "Fantasies" cd or album. While I have favorite songs there are *none* that are not *very* good. I hope to soon have their newer cds.
I consider Metric's music to be Rock or perhaps Alternative Rock. I can imagine entering any of today's clubs or even the late 60's 70's 90's and dancing to this band. Their music will make your bone's want to physically move to the beat. I was surprised to find they did the main soundtrack for "The Twilight Saga". I imagine they will have songs in future movies and tv.
Metric is definitely *must have* music.
The guitar work on this album is the highlight on this album. There are catchy riffs that I feel are the band's best. You can tell that these songs were originally constructed with Emily and a guitar and have evolved with likeable bass/drum surroundings.
I know they play "Empty" on tour frequently, I wish they'd play more of this album.
They are fresh, and innovative.
Highly recommened to rock fans that like to take a chance on a new-ish band. That CD won't let you down..In my opinion.
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This sounds like some other band and not the Metric I know and love.Read more