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Riot Fest Toronto Lineup Announced: Brand New, DCFC, TBS, NFG, National, Rise Against

by Zack Zarrillo - May 6, 2014

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Riot Fest 2014 is coming, and PropertyOfZack is so excited once again to be sponsoring the best festival you can buy a ticket for. First up for announcements is Toronto, and the lineup features Death Cab For Cutie, City And Colour, Brand New, Rise Against, The National, and more. Buy tickets here and check out the full lineup below after the jump!

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Metric Release “Lost Kitten” Music Video

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 5, 2013

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Metric have released a new music video for “Lost Kitten.” Watch it below after the jump.

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Metric Behind The Scenes Of “Synthetica” Music Video

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 27, 2013

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Metric have released behind the scenes footage from their “Synthetica” music video. Watch the video below after the jump. 

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Metric Release “Synthetica” Music Video

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 7, 2013

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Metric have released a new music video for “Synthetica.” Watch it below after the jump.

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Paramore Arena Tour Kicks Off Tonight

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 15, 2013

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Paramore will be kicking off their fall arena tour with Metric and Hellogoodbye tonight. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Metric Announce Off-Day Shows From Paramore Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 12, 2013

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Metric have announced off date shows from their upcoming arena tour with Paramore. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Paramore Announce North American Fall Arena Tour With Metric, Hellogoodbye

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 22, 2013

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Paramore will be heading out on an arena tour this fall with Metric and Hellogoodbye. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Metric Release “Breathing Underwater” Remix

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 13, 2013

Metric have released a MNDR remix of “Breathing Underwater.” Stream it below by clicking “Read More.”

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Metric “Breathing Underwater” Music Video

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 13, 2012

Metric have released a new music video for “Breathing Underwater.” Watch it below by clicking “Read More.”

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Metric Release Part One Of Mini-Documentary

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 21, 2012

Metric have posted the first part of their new mini-documentary. Watch it below by clicking “Read More.”

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Metric Cover Willie Nelson

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 3, 2012

Metric recently covered Willie Nelson’s “Always On My Mind.” Check out the cover below by clicking “Read More.”

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POZ Review: Metric - Synthetica

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 6, 2012

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“I’m just as fucked up as they say,” sings Emily Haines, her voice pristine, explosive without an immediate amp of volume. It takes two minutes for drummer Scott-Key to cue in and Shaw to introduce his infectious guitar lead. It’s worth the wait. This first track prepares fans for what Metric seems to do best – not giving it up too soon. The album is nearly forty-five minutes long. The best forty-five minute drive fans will take since Fantasies.

It’s hard to separate “Youth Without Youth,” the album’s second track, from its bizarre and slightly haunting music video, which premiered on ilovemetric.com on June 12Albino bunny rabbits, elderly women with shotguns, and stacks of large birthday cakes may not be the initial images elicited when listening to the track. Rather, the “Youth Without Youth” anticipates what tracks such as “Dreams So Real” and “Speed the Collapse” attempt musically. 

James Shaw’s rung out, digital-delayed guitar leads hearken back to the album’s opener, yet the minor, murder-mysterious chord progression is a new twist in Synthetica. “Speed the Collapse” has an anthemic chorus and chorus outro that is unmatched by almost any other Metric song (although Fantasies was the album of anthems). Metric has mastered this subtle layer-upon-layer effect where piano may slowly surface as a major lead while Haines develops three simultaneous vocal hooks—no big deal, right?

A few tracks have their generic moments. “Breathing Underwater” may, at first, seem excessively U2 or Grey’s Anatomy opening-death-bed-scene. Yet Haines’ voice is undeniable. Her control over melodic structure combined with Scott-Key’s sheer drum talent transforms the musical quality of the track into something that surpasses the complexity of a medical soap drama.

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Justin Bieber, fun., Kenny Chesney In This Week’s Billboard Charts

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 27, 2012

Justin Bieber’s Believe topped the Billboard charts in its first week with over 373,000 copies sold while Kenny Chesney’s Welcome To The Fishbowl charted at number two  back with 195,000 copies sold. fun.’s Some Nights moved up to the 17th spot with over 18,000 copies sold. Metric also landed remained on the charts for Synthetica with over 13,000 copies sold. Check out the top 25 Billboard spots this week below by clicking “Read More.”

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Metric Jimmy Kimmel Performance

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 24, 2012

Metric recently played their songs “Youth Without Youth” and “Breathing Underwater” live on Jimmy Kimmel. Check out their performance below by clicking “Read More.”

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