You can probably tell that I like these new wave bands. This one is called Metric, and they are a band from Toronto, Ontario (but formed in New York City).
I must confess, I have loved Metric since I heard their song "Combat Baby." Since then, I've seen Emily Haines as a solo artist and saw her with Metric at First Avenue a few years ago. I noted that the show was sold-out, and I suspect their forthcoming show at The State Theater on September 11th will likely sell out as well. The State Theater is a lot smaller than First Avenue, but it is much cleaner and fancier (they have ushers!)
Hopefully, if it works out, we'll cover their appearance in Minneapolis.
In the meantime, The A.V. Club just posted the first episode of the behind-the-scene documentary of their fifth album, Synthetica. Look for the rest of the four episodes to be announced in the next few weeks.
You can currently listen to the entire Synthetica album via Metric's Soundcloud. The album came out this summer via Mom+Pop Records (Australians will notice that Synthtetica is available on the Create/Control label.)
Tour starts this September:
09.06.12 - Water Street Music - Rochester, NY *
09.07.12 - XFest - Indianapolis, IN
09.08.12 - The Fillmore - Detroit, MI *
09.09.12 - Madison Theatre - Covington, KY *
09.11.12 - State Theatre - Minneapolis, MN *
09.12.12 - Beaumont Club - Kansas City, MO *
09.14.12 - Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN *
09.15.12 - Rock the Green - Milwaukee, WI
09.17.12 - The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC *
09.18.12 - Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA *
09.20.12 - Orpheum Theatre - Boston, MA *
09.21.12 - The Strathmore - Washington, DC *
09.22.12 - Tower Theater - Philadelphia, PA *
09.23.12 - Radio City Music Hall - New York, NY *
09.27.12 - Hard Rock - Orlando, FL *
09.28.12 - The Fillmore - Miami, FL *
09.29.12 - The Ritz - Tampa, FL *
10.01.12 - Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA *
10.02.12 - The Pageant - St. Louis, MO *
10.04.12 - Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO *
10.05.12 - The Depot - Salt Lake City, UT *
10.06.12 - House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV *
10.09.12 - The Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA *
10.10.12 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ *
10.12.12 - Emo's East - Austin, TX * #
10.13.12 - Austin City Limits - Austin, TX
10.15.12 - House of Blues - Houston, TX *
* w/ Half Moon Run
# w/ Poliça
In other Metric news:
Joason Collett is one of the five hundred band members from Broken Social Scene. He has a new solo album called Reckon, coming out on Arts & Crafts this September 25th. If you pre-order the album, you also get "Essential Cuts" songs. These songs featured some of the BSS army: Amy Millan (Stars), Feist, Emily Haines (Metric), etc.
Jason Collett's national fall tour dates starts in October:
10/03: London @ The London Music Club
10/04: Hamilton ON @ The Casbah
10/06: Wakefield, QC @ Blacksheep Inn
10/07: Montreal, QC @ Lion d'Or
10/08: Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse
10/09: Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live (upstairs)
10/10: New York, NY @ Joe's Pub
Not many details were given about Rieces Pieces. Is it one word or two? Don't know if it's a he or a she. The website doesn't really have information either. All I know is that he/she must enjoy eating Reese's Pieces.
The .ELEKTROAKOUSTIC EP was released last week on Soundcloud.
The 9-track EP features nothing but remixes and reworking of pop songs, including Metric's "Artificial Nocturne."