With a long 4 year break now behind them, Metric are back with their hotly anticipated fourth full length studio album Fantasies. The album isn't due out for over a month, on April 14th, but you can listen to the entire thing right now over at the bands myspace. If it's anything close to 2005's Live It Out the band will be in good shape, and from a quick listen it sounds like a nice mix of dreamy electro indie rock, with the single "Help I'm Alive" leading the charge.
The new disc was written by the band in numerous and far ranging locales, ranging from a farmhouse outside Seattle to part being penned in Argentina by frontwoman Emily Haines while on a 'soul-cleansing' trip there. According to Haines ... "For me, the major influences on the record were the places we wrote it: Bear Creek, this utopian farmhouse studio, and then our own studio in Toronto, which definitely brought in the electro, dance and rock elements because the city feels so good right now and so many of our musician friends were around."
Starting March 3, Metric will be making 'Fantasies', available for pre-order via ilovemetric.com. Several different packages will be available, with ALL pre-orders coming with an immediate download of "Help I've Alive" (album version) and two exclusive pre-order tracks - "Gimme Sympathy" (acoustic version) and Metric's cover of Pink Floyd's "Nobody Home".
Fantasies track listing;
1-Help I'm Alive
5-Gold Guns Girls