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A few weeks back Canadian outfit Metric continued the epic, fantasy ride they've been on since releasing Fantasies by taking the stage at the Ed Sullivan Theater to play for David Letterman, his audience, and oh...millions of people probably watching at home. No pressure...no pressure at all. Did they freak out? This behind the scenes clip the band shot suggests, "yes..yes they did...a little". And apparently they deal with the epic anticipation by yelling at homeless man on the street. Must have worked, as we recall Metric doing a flawless rendition of "Help, I'm Alive" (watch it HERE). - David Pitz

Artist Bio

METRIC is Emily Haines, Jimmy Shaw, Joshua Winstead and Joules Scott Key. An independent rock and roll band empowered by their innovative approach to the music business, METRIC self-released their last album FANTASIES on five continents without the benefit of a label and earned themselves multiple radio hits around the world with songssuch as "Gimme Sympathy," "Gold Guns Girls," and "Help I'm Alive." They went on to sell over a million singles and 500,000 albums worldwide.

FANTASIES earned METRIC "Album of the Year" and "Band of the Year" at the Canadian Juno Awards, and the band finished 2010 with their music featured in two major Hollywood films including Scott Pilgrim vs The World and the Twilight Saga: Eclipse. The Twilight soundtrack was nominated for a Grammy Award and landed METRIC on the Academy Award nomination short list in 2011 for the theme song they co-wrote with composer Howard Shore. They have since partnered up with Howard Shore on another project: The score to David Cronenbergs latest film Cosmopolis, composed by Shore and performed by METRIC, due out this year.

Their fifth full-length studio album SYNTHETICA will be released on June 12, 2012. Sonicallyfuturistic yet organic, this album sounds like the culmination of all the music the band has made in their 10 years together. First single Youth Without Youth examines the fraying social state with a bristling energy and a driving beat. Breathing Underwater and Speed the Collapse both deliver on the classic METRIC chorus of soaring melancholy, while the lyrics for Lost Kitten and Clone call out some bad behavior and the consequences. Hard rocking title track Synthetica offers an epic conclusion to suspenseful album opener Artificial Noctune.

METRIC will be on tour throughout 2012 and have already announced select tour dates in North America, UK, Europe and Australia.

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