I’ve been wanting to write that subject line for a very, very long time!

One of my all-time favourite bands Metric has announced that they’re highly anticipated fifth album will soon be available.  In a press release the band confirmed that their new album will be called Synthetica and it will be released on June 12th!

In case you need a refresher, Metric is possibly Canada’s coolest band and it’s fronted by Emily Haines, along with band mates  Jimmy Shaw, Joules Scott Key and Joshua Winstead.  Their last album was called Fantasies and on top of being self-released, it sold over a million copies.  Something that is practically unheard of for an independent album. Fantasies was so huge that they became the first artist in history to achieve their first ever Top 20 hit at U.S. commercial radio without the backing of a traditional label; sold out arenas and headlined festivals; picked up JUNO Awards for “Alternative Album of the Year” and “Band of the Year”; had a hand in scoring films for everyone from Edgar Wright to David Cronenberg, and wrote the theme song for the Grammy nominated and Academy Award shortlisted Twilight: Eclipse soundtrack with composer Howard Shore. They even performed “Gimme Sympathy” at a private event for the Queen of England.

 So there’s that.

There’s no word yet on dates of singles, tours or music videos, but the fact that we know we’re only a few months away from another album is all I need for know.

Welcome back Metric!

Mike Morrison


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