Thursday, March 5, 2009

Metric return with new LP, offer free acoustic MP3

Metric, the indie rock band fronted by Broken Social Scene member Emily Haines, will release their fourth album, Fantasies, on April 14. The record will feature ten new songs of the group's electronically-inclined rock music and will be a followup to 2005's Live It Out. Haines had the following to say about the recording of the album:

"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. And then for me, being in Buenos Aires, most of the songs I brought to this record came out of being in exile with just a piano and a guitar. And then in the final stages, mixing at Electric Lady in NYC brought everything around to where we first met Josh and Joules.”

You can hear a preview by listening to the first single and lead track "Help, I'm Alive" below:

Also, if you're interested in getting a free acoustic version of the song for download, just enter your email address into the following widget (linked to the band's website):

Lastly, here's the track list:

Help I'm Alive
Sick Muse
Satellite Mind
Twilight Galaxy
Gold Guns Girls
Gimme Sympathy
Collect Call
Front Row
Stadium Love