Thursday, March 12th, 2009
Stream Metric's Fantasies
The release date for Metric’s fourth album Fantasies has been moved up a week from April 14 to April 7 with it being made available digitally as of March 31. Presumably this is in response to the fact that it leaked earlier this week, even though the advance response from the unscrupulous sorts who’ve availed themselves of it have been quite positive.
I gave it a listen through more legitimate avenues and though mostly indifferent to their last effort, 2005’s Live It Out, found myself more immediately taken with this one. The synthy production sheen of their last couple records has been toned down for a drier, more straight-ahead rock band vibe and I’m willing to declare “Gimme Sympathy” their most immediate pop confection yet. Tasty.
You can stream the whole thing right here (well, to the left) and also grab an acoustic MP3 of lead track “Help I’m Alive” via the linkie within. Tour dates will inevitably follow and while the only local gig announced so far is as part of Edgefest at Downsview Park on June 20, Chart says they’ve got something special up their sleeves for April to celebrate the record’s release.