Comprised of the New Delhi-born vocalist + synthesizer player Emily Haines, guitarist James Shaw, bassist Joshua Winstead and drummer Joules Scott Key, the Electro-Rock troop Metric originally formed in New York City in the late '90s, but found a new home in Toronto, CANADA, where they signed to Last Gang Records.
The label released Metric's debut full-length album, the acclaimed "Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?", in September 2003; the band has created its own sound by blending New Wave and modern Rock; not only are the lyrics clever and sarcastic, but also the songs are quite catchy, the first single, "Dead Disco" is a prime example of this.
The follow-up album, 2005's "Live It Out", was a little more guitar-based and slightly less electronic than their debut, a move likely to broaden their fan base even further. It reached the #44 position on the U.S. Top Independent Albums chart and spawned the Canadian smash hit "Monster Hospital".
Two years later Metric's very first full-length album, "Grow Up And Blow Away", was finally released after an eight year delay, by Last Gang Records. The album was initially scheduled for release in 1999 but was eventually postponed several times due to label conflicts.
In April 2009 the quartet released their fourth studio album, "Fantasies"; it quickly scaled the Top Canadian Albums chart landing at #6 and in the U.S. the disc reached the #76 position on The Billboard 200. The first single, "Help I'm Alive", got a toehold on the Canadian Sales chart just outside the top 20 at #21 and hit #17 on the U.S. Hot Modern Rock Tracks. The album also featured "Gold Guns Girls", another Alternative radio top 20 entrant and two more minor hits: "Gimme Sympathy" and "Sick Muse".
Metric issued its next full-length record, "Synthetica" in June 2012; it soared to #2 on the Top Canadian Albums and peaked at #12 on the U.S. Billboard 200 while the lead-off single, "Youth Without Youth", grabbed a #15 spot on The Alternative Songs chart.