Metric
Metric is an indie rock/New Wave band formed in 1998 in Toronto, Canada. The band members are Emily Haines (vocals, synths, guitar, tambourine), James Shaw (guitar, synths, theremin, backing vocals), Josh Winstead (bass, synths, backing vocals) and Joules Scott-Key (drums). The band name was inspired after a sound called "Metric" that was programmed by Shaw on his keyboard. They were based at various times at Toronto, Montreal, London, NYC and LA.
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Metric
Metric is an indie rock/New Wave band formed in 1998 in Toronto, Canada. The band members are Emily Haines (vocals, synths, guitar, tambourine), James Shaw (guitar, synths, theremin, backing vocals), Josh Winstead (bass, synths, backing vocals) and Joules Scott-Key (drums). The band name was inspired after a sound called "Metric" that was programmed by Shaw on his keyboard. They were based at various times at Toronto, Montreal, London, NYC and LA.
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Don't Take Advice From You
It's a snarky track about unwanted advice from people you don't trust. more
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She's the One
Wrote this a long time ago about a goofy guy that is delusional about a girl...not that I know anyone like that. Guitar parts are an homage to Brain May.more
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Never Leave the Basement
[Full version out on all streaming platforms!!] The first lyric that came to mind when writing this song was "Advertisements scroll like pavement, max us out like credit cards, don't pay them." This was inspired out of the frustration with social media and the entertainment industry being so irresponsible. A lot of my friends and colleagues are suffering (the pandemic only placed a magnifying glass on this) and much of that has to do with how we are inundated with billboards and ADs everywhere telling us how to be happy or look. It can really create such a feeling of lack for so many, including myself. Too many people are underpaid and living off of credit and kindness in a world that demands more, better, prettier, faster, etc. Some of you might be relating to the above sentiments...the struggle is real. In a world that's gone nearly completely online before our eyes...so much has changed forever. It's from these changes that we learn how to build what actually is REAL. I hope this song lifts your spirits up with whatever you might be working through in these crazy times. It's for you!!!more
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