Monday, April 20, 2009

Metric - Help I'm Alive

When the temps hit 90+ degrees in California, I turn to an ice tea and a fave band. Metric is one of these.

Here are some thoughts from Emily Haines of Metric in regard to their new album, Fantasies. The album debuted at #105 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, marking the first time the band has ever earned a spot there--a particularly impressive feat considering the album was self-released on the band's own label, Metric Music International (MMI, also known as Me, Myself & I):

"Writing for me comes from a process of trying to piece things together," says Haines. "The function of music in my life is to help me understand what the hell is happening. This new record was about ending the fragmentation of my existence. Everything in the world right now — all the technology, the way we listen to music or watch films — everything has changed so much in my lifetime. People are allowed to have multiple identities — you're somebody online, you're somebody else in public — in multiple dimensions, scattered across the world… I wanted to bring all that into one place, one band, one record… I want to be one person."

That pretty much says it all, yes?

Metric's fourth album, Fantasies, is out now. They'll be touring the states in June. Huzzah!

Metric - Help I'm Alive

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