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Metric Announce New Album, Share Video for “Dark Saturday”

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Critically acclaimed synthpop band Metric will release their seventh full-length studio album on September 21st via MMI/Crystal Math Music. In anticipation of the forthcoming record, you can watch the video for the album track “Dark Saturday” below, and pre-order the album at https://ilovemetricstore.com/.

“This is our seventh album as a band,” says 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 in time for release day. 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 The Smashing Pumpkins. Tickets are available at https://www.ilovemetric.com/tour/.

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

* with Smashing Pumpkins


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