METRIC – ” Art Of Doubt “

Posted: September 23, 2018 in MUSIC

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Toronto rockers Metric emphasize guitars on Art Of Doubt, a collection of 12 new songs packed with massive riffs, driving rhythms and raw/smooth vocals – all elements of the band’s instantly identifiable signature sound. Produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (M83, Beck, Nine Inch Nails), Metric’s seventh LP addresses a climate of cultural and political anxiety while refusing to give despair the upper hand. In many ways, it’s the most Metric album the band has ever made as Emily Haines, Jimmy Shaw, Joshua Winstead and Joules Scott-Key rediscover their shared love of music and how good they are at making it together. “This felt like the culmination of a lifetime spent playing together and trusting each other and going for it,” Shaw says.

While it’s easy for bands to languish in and cash in on the stuffy purgatory of nostalgia, Canadian indie-pop band Metric has been steadfast in dodging such complacency for over 15 years,” . “Always forward-thinking, yet self-effacing, their latest record Art of Doubt wrestles with the impulse to create with your head cast backwards towards the past. Bolstered by pulsating synths and the urgent push-and-shove of guitar, the thesis of their LP is never more clear than in four-on-the-floor gem ‘Now or Never Now,’ a cautionary tale of living one’s life like a wallflower at the discotheque. To be forever young, imply Metric, is to be forever in stasis.”

Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw of Metric perform a stripped-down version of “Now or Never Now” from their 2018 album, “Art of Doubt,” live at The Current. .

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