Metric

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Metric is a Canadian rock band founded in 1998 in Toronto, Ontario.[1] The band consists of Emily Haines (lead vocals, synthesizers, guitar, tambourine, harmonica, piano), James Shaw (guitar, synthesizers, theremin, backing vocals), Joshua Winstead (bass, synthesizers, backing vocals) and Joules Scott-Key (drums, percussion). Although the band is Canadian, Haines was born in India and Winstead is American. The band started in 1998 as a duo formed by Haines and Shaw with the name "Mainstream".[1][2] After releasing an EP titled Mainstream EP, they changed the band's name to Metric, after a sound that was programmed by Shaw on his keyboard.[2] In 2001, Winstead and Scott-Key joined them.[1]

The band's first official studio album, Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?, was released on September 2, 2003. It was followed by the album Live It Out, released on October 4, 2005, which was nominated for the 2006 Polaris Music Prize for the "Canadian Album of the Year" and for the 2006 Juno Awards for "Best Alternative Album". Their third studio album, Grow Up and Blow Away, was recorded in 2001 and it was initially planned as their debut album. The album was delayed for many years and it was finally released on June 26, 2007, with some changes to the track list. Some songs were also slightly reworked.

Metric's fourth album Fantasies was released on April 7, 2009.[3] It was shortlisted for the 2009 Polaris Music Prize for "Canadian Album of the Year", and won the "Alternative Album of the Year" at the 2010 Juno Awards. Metric also won the 2010 "Group of the Year". The fifth Metric studio album, Synthetica, was released on June 12, 2012.[4] The band won two awards at 2013 Juno Awards: "Alternative Album of the Year" for Synthetica and "Producer of the Year" for James Shaw. The art director/designer/photographer Justin Broadbent also won an award for "Recording Package of the Year" for Synthetica. Metric's sixth album, Pagans in Vegas, was released on September 18, 2015.

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Saint Laurent
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Saint Laurent is a song by Metric, released on April 13, 2018.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
 
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a 2010 comedy film co-written, produced and directed by Edgar Wright, based on the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley. It stars Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim, a slacker musician who must battle the seven evil exes of his newest girlfriend Ramona.A film adaptation of the comics was proposed following the release of the first volume.
Synthetica
 
Synthetica is the fifth studio album by Canadian indie rock band Metric, released on 12 June 2012.
Fantasies
 
Fantasies is the fourth studio album by Canadian indie rock band Metric.

Photos - Metric442

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Popular Albums11

Album Appearances & References16

Popular Songs17

Song Appearances & References3

Films2

Minor Film Appearances & References8

TV Shows20

Video Game References7

Collaborators & Influencers10

Other Music-Related Relationships17

Awards & Nominations12

Events3

Popular Tours2

Band Members3

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Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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