Today I’ve got Metric on my mind and I just want to talk talk talk about them. Metric is my favorite band, which is actually a very strange thing since I constantly bounce from band to band, genre to genre, but Metric is just it for me. Metric is made up of 4 members. Emily Haines the lead singer (also: my role model), guitarist James Shaw (also has a great singing voice) , bassist Josh Winstead, and the drummer Joules Scott-Key.
They came from Toronto, Canada in 1998 and have been kicking ass musically ever since. The band has release four main albums: Old World Underground, Where are you Now (2003), Live it Out (2005), Grow Up and Blow Away (2007), and Fantasies (2009). I had never even heard of the band until one day last year I was at Target looking on my favorite self in the music section “ARTISTS ON THE VERGE” from which I had bought Omni by Minus the Bear, and The XX’s self-titled album.
Anyways I was looking around and thought that this Fantasies album looked pretty cool so I grabbed it, put it in, turned it up, and FELL IN LOVE!!! With Emily Haines’ voice if we are going to be specific here…what an unbelievable voice!! From start to finish, that album had me HOOKED!! So as I do with most anything I like I started a search overlode to learn anything and everything about my new favorite band. Seeing that this was only out of four albums the band had put out, I ran and got the others and was still unbelievably impressed with each and every song. Shortly after I had bought Fantasies, I found out that as a birthday present, I was going to Lollapalooza an you’d never guess who was included in the line-up?!? Yep , that’s right METRIC!!!! If I were to get into how insane thier performance at Lolla was, well we would be here all day but I will say that I camoed out at that stage an hour before they were to be playing, nearly cried of happiness, and fought like hell to get to the front of a crowd full of crazies who loved Metric as much as I did (maybe not as much ha). It was the highlight of my concert seeing days that is for sure! They played all of my favorite songs from Fantasies and they even played a slow version of Combat Baby, another favorite from thier first album Old World Underground but sadly they did not play “Monster Hospital” which I was really hoping they would :/. If you ever happen to be on youtube just looking up random things I recommend searching for some Metric/ Emily Haines interviews, this woman has a way with wo rds, and a huge passion for music, songwriting, and style. If I were to ever look up to anyone in the world (besides my mom of course) it would be Emily. Check out this band, I gaurentee you will fall head over heels just as I did! Enjoy!