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Metric announces new album, Synthetica

By ; February 22, 2012 at 1:46 PM 

Metric will release their fifth studio album, Synthetica, on June 12th via their own label, Metric Music International (MMI), with the help of Mom+Pop in North America. Good news, right?

Riding high of a career making album in Fantasies, which proved just how far a band can take a truly independent release, including into the top-20 on radio and headlining arena-sized venues, Metric will take the same route on their new release. Emily Haines, Jimmy Shaw, Joules Scott Key and Joshua Winstead began work on Synthetica literally the day after their Fantasies touring ended and returned to Giant Studios in Toronto. Work on the album concluded a year later at New York’s Electric Lady Studios. Synthetica is produced by Jimmy Shaw and mixed by John O’Mahony.

Of the album, Shaw says the album is “the culmination of everything we’ve done. We’ve always had a sound in our heads that we hoped to realize. We finally heard it coming back out of the speakers this time.” Haines adds about the album title that it was imagined as a Blade Runner-type person that being a pop star can turn you into. In the words of Haines: “this record was about me saying, I’m going to give more to the music than ever, but there’s no way I’m going to turn into someone like that.”

We’ll keep you posted on new music and news on Metric as it is received.


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