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Metric return with new album, single and tour

Noisy Canadian Electro Rockers Metric have returned after a lengthy absence with new material and a new press release! ..

Metric are back in 2009, and in a big way indeed. 3 years after their last record, 2005’s spectacular “Live It Out”, which featured the worldwide hit single “Monster Hospital”, the Canadian quartet have completed their fourth studio record, “Fantasies”, scheduled for release on 20 April, produced by Gavin Brown, co-produced by Jimmy Shaw and mixed by John O’Mahony (The Strokes and Coldplay).

Moreover, in an admirable display of punk DIY spirit, the band are bucking convention and self-releasing the self-financed album through their own global label operation, Metric Music International, with a little help from their friends, including Last Gang in Canada, Arts and Crafts in Mexico and PIAS/Integral lending a hand in the UK. Moreover, the band are making the album available for pre-sale on March 2 via their official website, with each pre-order coming with an immediate mp3 download of the first single, “Help I’m Alive”, followed by other exclusive bonus materials when the album is released.

A beautifully schizoid rollercoaster of a pop song, “Help I’m Alive” is a perfect taster for the forthcoming record and a potent reminder of the power of Metric. The single will be made available on 9 March as a limited run of 500 7” records. A full band tour will follow in May. Fans can download a free acoustic version of the song right now on the band’s Website.

CD Times reckons Metric are one the most exciting and energetic acts around so look forward to them hitting these shores!

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