Metric Announce New Album, Synthetica, Out June 12

Metric have announced on their website,, their upcoming new album, Synthetica. The album will be out in North America in June 12, just in time to get some nice, summer music from the Canadian rockers. Below are some details that Metric posted.

What does it sound like?

It sounds like the culmination of everything we have done. We’ve always had a sound in our heads that we hoped to realize and we finally heard it coming back out of the speakers this time.

Where was it recorded?

At our own studio, Giant, in Toronto. And at Electric Lady Studios in NYC. The album was produced by Jimmy Shaw and mixed by John O’Mahony. This is our favorite combination of spaces.

What is SYNTHETICA about?

FANTASIES was all about pushing ourselves out into the world, going to unknown places and shaking off everything familiar.
SYNTHETICA is about staying home and wanting to crawl out of your skin from the lack of external stimulation.
SYNTHETICA is about forcing yourself to confront what you see in the mirror when you finally stand still long enough to catch a reflection.
SYNTHETICA is about being able to identify the original in a long line of reproductions. It’s about what is real vs what is artificial.

What else?

SYNTHETICA is about insomnia, fucking up, fashion, all the devices and gadgets attached to our brains, getting wasted, watching people die in other countries, watching people die in your own country, dancing your ass off, questioning the cops, poetic justice, standing up for yourself, sex, the apocalypse, doing some stupid shit and totally regretting it but then telling everyone it made you stronger, leaving town as a solution to unsolvable problems, owning your actions and owning your time.

That pretty much covers it.
Does this mean I don’t have to do any interviews?
More news, tour dates and dispatches from the studio to follow.
Just wanted to say hello really, and let you know that we’re on our way.

I would like to pretend that Emily wrote that letter specifically to me….so I will.

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3 Responses

  1. Stiv says:

    That sounds annoying.

    “is about forcing yourself to confront what you see in the mirror when you finally stand still long enough to catch a reflection?”

    Go fuck yourself, Emily Haines.

  2. pete says:

    Ha, there are several highly pretentious things in the album description that deserved comments, but I thought I’d focus on the positives. Besides, I was busy confronting what I saw in the mirror….

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