CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED CANADIAN GROUP METRIC RELEASING NEW ALBUM SEPTEMBER 21

NEW SINGLE “DARK SATURDAY” PREMIERES AT NPR’S “ALL SONGS CONSIDERED”

Critically acclaimed Canadian group Metric is set for the release of their seventh full-length studio album September 21 via MMI/Crystal Math Music. In anticipation of the forthcoming record, NPR’s “All Songs Considered” is premiering the video for the album track “Dark Saturday.” NPR Music raves, “Metric’s dystopian new single juxtaposes a wealthy, sinfully ignorant socialite who's ‘so rich, everything’s free,’ with a scrappy narrator that embodies the band's perspective. Lead singer Emily Haines describes the song as a ‘celebration of the self-made’ at a time when the super-rich might inspire feelings of inferiority…but this new single shows the band has plugged in and turned their guitars to 11.” Watch the video—remarkably shot on an iPhone X and directed by long time Metric collaborator Justin Broadbent— via NPR at https://n.pr/2LmYhkO and share it at https://metric.lnk.to/DarkSaturdayvideo. “Dark Saturday” is now available everywhere at https://metric.lnk.to/darksaturday and the forthcoming record is available for pre-order at https://ilovemetricstore.com/.

“This is our seventh album as a band,” says iconic frontwoman Emily Haines, “and we wanted the first song people heard from it to be ‘Dark Saturday’ as a sonic heads up that our guitars are back in force. Lyrically, the song depicts a dystopian nightlife scene of gaudy wealth where oblivious party girls say nauseating things like, ‘I’m so rich everything’s free.’”

For the first time in the band’s last three albums, guitarist Jimmy Shaw did not co-produce, preferring to turn over the producer mantle to first time collaborator Justin Meldal-Johnsen whose many other musical collaborations include M83, Beck and Nine Inch Nails. The album—which was recorded at Metric’s own Giant Studio in Toronto—was mixed by first time collaborator Tony Hoffer, whose countless credits include Phoenix, Depeche Mode and Air.

“Justin was just what we needed in a producer for this album,” notes Shaw. “He really saw every band member eye to eye and was able to capture what we each do best. It was something I realized I couldn’t do at this stage, having been in the band for so long. We were finally able to focus on just playing again, as we did at the start. Making this album brought us together in a way we hadn’t been for quite some time and I think you can hear it in the music.”

While no title, artwork or track listing have been revealed, the band is launching a pre-order campaign from their website, https://ilovemetricstore.com, with a variety of bundle options available. Fans who pre-order early will receive a signed, limited edition “Dark Saturday” 7” flexi-disc vinyl with their purchase at no extra cost, available only while supplies last.

All pre-orders come with an immediate download of “Dark Saturday” and will ship to arrive on oe about the date of release. A minimum of two additional tracks will be available for download prior to that.

Metric recently kicked off a 38-date run of live performances in arenas across North America as special guests on the reunion tour of legendary artist the Smashing Pumpkins. Tickets are available at https://www.ilovemetric.com/tour/.

Metric also announced a 20-date overseas headline beginning in Moscow on October 25th. Pre-sale tickets go onsale today from the band’s website at https://www.ilovemetric.com/tour/. More details are available in the tour video at https://youtu.be/fKDi9MrvSc8.

For more information, please contact Joe Cohen, Samantha Tillman or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.


METRIC LIVE


July 17 /// Houston, TX /// Toyota Center*
July 18 /// Dallas, TX /// American Airlines Center*
July 20 /// Nashville, TN /// Bridgestone Arena*
July 21 /// Louisville, KY /// KFC Yum! Center*
July 22 /// Atlanta, GA /// Infinite Energy Arena*
July 24 /// Miami, FL /// American Airlines Arena*
July 25 /// Tampa, FL /// Amalie Arena*
July 27 /// Baltimore, MD /// Royal Farms Arena*
July 28 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Wells Fargo Center*
July 29 /// Uncasville, CT /// Mohegan Sun Arena*
July 31 /// Boston, MA /// TD Garden*
August 1 /// New York, NY /// Madison Square Garden*
August 2 /// Holmdel, NJ /// PNC Bank Arts Center*
August 4 /// Pittsburgh, PA /// PPG Paints Arena*
August 5 /// Detroit, MI /// Little Caesars Arena*
August 7 /// Montreal, QC /// Bell Centre*
August 8 /// Toronto, ON /// Air Canada Centre*
August 9 /// London, ON /// Budweiser Gardens*
August 11 /// Columbus, OH /// Schottenstein Center*
August 13 /// Chicago, IL /// United Center*
August 14 /// Chicago, IL /// United Center*
August 16 /// Kansas City, MO /// Sprint Center*
August 17 /// Indianapolis, IN /// Bankers Life Fieldhouse*
August 19 /// St. Paul, MN /// Xcel Energy Center*
August 20 /// Omaha, NE /// Centurylink Center*
August 21 /// Sioux Falls, SD /// Denny Sanford Premier Center*
August 24 /// Seattle, WA /// Key Arena*
August 25 /// Portland, OR /// Moda Center*
August 27 /// Oakland, CA /// Oracle Arena*
August 28 /// Sacramento, CA /// Golden 1 Center*
August 30 /// Inglewood, CA /// The Forum*
August 31 /// Inglewood, CA /// The Forum*
September 1 /// San Diego, CA /// Viejas Arena*
September 2 /// Las Vegas, NV /// T-Mobile Arena*
September 4 /// Salt Lake City, UT /// Vivint Smart Home Arena*
September 5 /// Denver, CO /// Pepsi Center*
September 8 /// Vancouver, BC /// Skookum Festival at Stanley Park



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