SOLD OUT: Metric, the Colourist
Metric are a band with an eclectic, adventurous outlook, whose music encompasses elements of synth pop, new wave, dance-rock, and electronica and whose hometown has vacillated between Toronto, Montreal, New York, Los Angeles, and London over the course of the group's existence. Metric's story began in 1998, when vocalist/keyboardist Emily Haines met guitarist James Shaw in Toronto, Canada. Although born in New Delhi, Haines -- the daughter Paul Haines, a Canadian-American poet best known for his… Show more
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One of the many offshoots of the Toronto-based Broken Social Scene collective, Metric is a muscular blend of early-21st-century indie-rock, and pastel-shaded new wave. Fronted by keyboardist-singer Emily Haines, the band, which debuted in 2003, has a winning way with synth-driven pop hooks, best evidenced on its second album, LIVE IT OUT, which garnered a domestic gold album on its 2005 release....
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