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Deck the Hall Ball starring Metric, Visqueen, Vampire Weekend and Phoenix

Show Date: December 15, 2009

Deck the Hall Ball started a little late. The excellent opening band, Visqueen, started their set about twenty minutes later than the posted start time of 5:10. All was mostly forgiven the minute they took the stage, though, blowing through a short, twenty-minute set mostly of songs from their latest album, Message to Garcia. Their […]

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Bumbershoot preview: Metric

With their latest album, Fantasies, Canadian rock band Metric doesn’t really break any new ground, at least as far as their sound goes. Instead, the band does exactly what they’ve always done: craft some excellent rock music. There are plenty of lyrical and melodical hooks on Fantasies and is carried by the lyrics and harmonies […]

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Decisions, decisions… what are you doing tonight?

It's astounding how many things are going on tonight! ChrisB will be at Metric at Showbox (read his interview with them), Keenan will be with Jens Lekman (Oh sweet Jens) at the Crocodile, imaginary victoria is headed to see Neko Case (at the Paramount), and imaginary hyme is all about the Desolation Wilderness show. Even […]

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New Metric Video: Sick Muse

I'm getting really excited for Metric's upcoming (sold out) show on Thursday at the Showbox at the Market and the band has now released their third (!) video from their excellent album Fantasies. This video is for the song "Sick Muse" and was directed by Justin Broadbent and Michael Leach. Enjoy!

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New Metric video: "Help I'm Alive"

Here's another video I had to share with all of you. It's to the song "Help I'm Alive" from the excellent new Metric album Fantasies. The band's frontwoman, Emily Haines, explains: When I was working with Winnipeg cult-filmmaker Guy Maddin on visual projections for my Soft Skeleton tour, I met Maddin's editor and co-cinematographer Deco […]

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Imaginary Interview: Metric

Metric, the brilliant Canadian rock band, just released its fourth album, Fantasies, last week. It’s their first in almost four years and was self-released on their own imprint. It is, so far, one of my favorite records to come out this year. It’s a great collection of dance-rock songs that sound huge either coming out […]

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New Metric Video: Gimme Sympathy

One of the records I've been anticipating most this year is Fantasies, the forthcoming album from Metric (and their first in four years). It was recorded at Bear Creek Studios, just outside of Seattle and is being released on April 14. The band is self-releasing the album in US and Europe (and putting it out […]

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What would be on your Muxtape?

On Stereogum the other day I saw a post about a new website that has another cool and inventive way to share music with one another. It's called "Muxtape" and it calls itself "a simple way to create and share mp3 mixtapes." What you do is upload up to 12 mp3s (max size: 10 megabytes) […]

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