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Concerts

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June 18, 2009 Hear the Canadian dance-pop group in a live concert, recorded at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

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Studio Sessions

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November 20, 2013 Hear a stripped-down set from the band, performed live in Toronto for this Sense of Place feature.

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Interviews & Profiles

Metric's new album, its second on the band's own label, is titled Synthetica. Left to right: Joshua Winstead, Emily Haines, James Shaw, Joules Scott-Key.

June 30, 2012 The new album Synthetica is the second to be released by the group's own distribution company.

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Discover Songs

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December 7, 2009 All Songs Considered listeners pick the top 25 albums of 2009.

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June 18, 2009 Hear the Canadian dance-pop group in a live concert, recorded at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

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June 6, 2009 A look at recent songs by Metric, Magnolia Electric Co., Booker T. Jones and Levon Helm.

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June 5, 2009 In "Sick Muse," Metric's acerbity reigns amid buzzing guitars and "aaaaah"-ing backup vocals.

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Reviews

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June 6, 2009 A look at recent songs by Metric, Magnolia Electric Co., Booker T. Jones and Levon Helm.

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June 5, 2009 In "Sick Muse," Metric's acerbity reigns amid buzzing guitars and "aaaaah"-ing backup vocals.

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More Stories

Metric performs a Field Recording backstage at Sasquatch! Music Festival at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, WA on May 26, 2012.

June 20, 2012 Metric performs a version of "Synthetica" pretty enough to challenge the setting sun behind it.

Lianne La Havas

June 18, 2012 Download new music from Metric, Lianne La Havas, John Fullbright, Brownout and alt-J.

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Synthetica

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  • Album: Synthetica
  • Artist: Metric
  • Label: Mom & Pop Music
  • Released: 2012
 

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  • Album: Fantasies
  • Artist: Metric
  • Label: Metric/Last Gang
  • Released: 2009
 

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  • Album: Josephine
  • Artist: Magnolia Electric Co.
  • Label: Secretly Canadian
  • Released: 2009
 

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  • Album: Potato Hole
  • Artist: Booker T
  • Released: 2009
 

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  • Album: Electric Dirt
  • Artist: Levon Helm
  • Label: Welk
  • Released: 2009