Metric is back with new single “Youth Without Youth” giving us all a much anticipated taste of their upcoming album Synthetica, due for release on the 12th of June (MMI/Mom & Pop Records).
It’s as confrontational as it aims to be, swathed in the familiar rock and electro sound that the band delivers its messages securely inside. In this case it touches on depraved youth, unrest, unease, and social disruption. They call this particular track an interpretation of “70s sleaze.”
The charged guitar riffs that surround Emily Haines’ baby soft vocals identify that finely balanced tight rope they’ve been known to walk in each of their albums. Music that intrigues and is fun but that ultimately uncoils a dark tale from its underbelly.
[LISTEN] “Youth Without Youth” by Metric
I love it, and I love Metric. Their entire body of work can be found sitting patiently in my iTunes collection waiting to be rediscovered. They were one of the first memorable live shows I saw when I first moved to New York. They plan to stop in New York on tour again, at Radio City Music Hall.
The week leading up to yesterday’s release of the new single, they’d been alternately teasing and rewarding their fans with quests and little nuggets of information about “Youth Without Youth” and the making of Synthetica. If you go to their website, you can unlock various stanzas of the sheet music to “Youth Without Youth” and discover things like the dark and weird trailer (below) for the behind the scenes of the recording of the single.
[WATCH] Behind the Scenes – “Youth Without Youth” by Metric
Some heavy PR shizz:
Buy “Youth Without Youth” at ilovemetric.com and iTunes.com/metric. A pre-order of Synthetica is also available at ilovemetric.com. Every pre-order comes with an immediate download of “Youth Without Youth” and 5 Synthetica Reflections tracks. You can also pre-order the album at iTunes.com/metric now and immediately download “Youth Without Youth” (but you’ll have to wait until June 12 to get the 5 Synthetica Reflections tracks).
Lastly, Metric has announced an extensive US tour for the Fall. Every ticket purchased for a headlining show comes with a download of “Youth Without Youth” (to be delivered to your inbox shortly after purchase) as well as a digital copy of Synthetica and 5 Synthetica Reflections tracks, to be delivered on June 12.
METRIC U.S. FALL TOUR
09.06.12 – Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY
09.08.12 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
09.09.12 – Madison Theatre – Covington, KY
09.11.12 – State Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
09.14.12 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
09.17.12 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
09.18.12 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
09.20.12 – Orpheum Theatre – Boston, MA
09.21.12 – The Strathmore – Washington, DC
09.22.12 – Tower Theater – Philadelphia, PA
09.23.12 – Radio City Music Hall – New York, NY
09.27.12 – Hard Rock – Orlando, FL
09.28.12 – The Fillmore – Miami, FL
09.29.12 – The Ritz – Tampa, FL
10.01.12 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
10.02.12 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
10.04.12 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
10.05.12 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
10.06.12 – House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
10.09.12 – The Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
10.10.12 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ