Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Music 106: Metric

Okay, I just had to review this band. Metric is one of my favorite bands of all time and though they have been around for awhile, if you haven't listened to them (or heard of them), then listen away! The name might not be familiar to you but they have been in a lot of things so their music might ring a bell. Their music has been featured in: 90210, Zombieland, House, Grey's Anatomy, Entourage, The Vampire Diaries, Eclipse, Rock Band 3, and many more! They are also often associated with Broken Social Scene, who was also mentioned on here. Here is a little info on them:

Members: Emily Haines (singer), James Shaw (guitarist), Josh Winstead (bassist), Joules Scott-Key (drummer).
Formed: 1999 in Canada.
Music Videos: 15.
Singles: 15.
EPS: 4.
Albums: 4.
Genre: Indie Rock, Synth, and New Wave.
For More Info: http://www.ilovemetric.com/
Music Like Them: Tegan and Sara, Phoenix, Shiny Toy Guns, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and MGMT.

Though I thoroughly enjoy all of their songs, here are my favorites (all are 5/5's):

Help I'm Alive
Can you hear my heart beating like a hammer? Those are the words spoken in the song. This is such a haunting yet energy pumping song. One of the first songs I heard by them. Probably my favorite song by them and one of my favorite songs of all time.

Between the Bars (cover)
This was a cover of an Eliott Smith song and the very first song I had heard by them that was done at a session for Rolling Stone. This song shows an acoustic side of them and it really is a sweet song. I could fall asleep listening to this every night. Sadly this is not available for sale. But all new comers should hear this song.

Combat Baby
I think this is a very upbeat song which is definitely on my summer playlist. The music video is also fun and light. There isn't much to say about this song either than I love it.

Well there you have it, Metric in a review. Hopefully everyone will enjoy this band and realize their full potential. An upside to this band is that every song by them is great!


  1. i love emily's voice, but the band is too electronic for my own taste. she would work really well with acoustics alone, like in between the bars. that song was really well done. <3

  2. Ah, Metric! Great band. I like Poster of a Girl and The List :)

  3. sweet. really love the list.

  4. you have fabulous taste, i love Metric! Help, I'm Alive is such a great song :) too bad they're all over the twilight albums these days...
    lovely blog ♥

  5. i could hear help! i'm alive over & over again.