Metric (1998-present): a Rock band from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


anadian rock band Metric was founded in 1998 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada under the membership of Emily Haines (vocals/synthesizer/guitar/tambourine/harmonica/piano), James Shaw (guitar/synthesizers/theremin/backing vocals), Joshua Winstead (bass/synthesizers/backing vocals) and Joules Scott-Key (drums). The band started in 1998 as a duo formed by Haines and Shaw under the name Mainstream but after releasing their self-titled, they changed the band's name to Metric.

The band's first studio album, Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? arrived in 2003. Live It Out (2005), the follow-up, was nominated for the 2006 Polaris Music Prize for the "Canadian Album of the Year" and for the 2006 Juno Awards for "Best Alternative Album". Their third studio album, Grow Up and Blow Away was recorded in 2001 and was intended as their debut but was delayed and finally released, with some changes, in 2007.

Metric's fourth album Fantasies (2009) was shortlisted for the 2009 Polaris Music Prize for "Canadian Album of the Year", and won the "Alternative Album of the Year" at the 2010 Juno Awards. Metric also won the 2010 "Group of the Year". The fifth Metric studio album, synthesizeresizeresizeretica, was released in 2012.

Their sixth album, Pagans in Vegas (2015) would arrive next, with Art of Doubt (2018) following.

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Nation Canada
Location Toronto, Ontario
Genre Rock
Formations 1
Active Years 1998-
Last Modified 2023-02-28
Diskery ID 2180

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