Posts Tagged ‘Metric’

WHO: Michigan band Lightning Love

COMPARISONS: A tamed down Metric meets Eisley

WORTHY: Pretty simple lyrics matched with simple production – and catchy.

MORE: The vocalist and drummer happen to be brother and sister – just like Eisley.



First, a stripped-down version of “Help, I’m Alive” was given away as a free track on their site…

And now, Metric comes to us with an acoustic version of their next single “Gimme Sympathy.”  Emily Haine’s vocals are so easy on the ears…this will be on repeat, much like the original was last week.


Metric Goes Pop

Posted: April 6, 2009 in Hot Trax, What's Ed-G:

Metric’s latest video for their single “Gimme Sympathy”, off of their new release Fantasies (out April 14th) features a poppy hook, and a video that loses the grit and grunge we’ve come to expect.  Despite the lyrics talking about staying unknown, the track feels like it’s closer to what mainstream radio could actually put on the waves.

We’re so close to something better left unknown

I can feel it in my bones

Gimme sympathy

After all this is gone

Who would you rather be: The Beatles or The Rolling Stones?

Oh seriously

You gotta make mistakes

You’re young

Come on baby play me something, like “Here comes the sun”

Formed in Brooklyn and now bred in Canada, Metric is an edgier sister to Stars (another great Canadian import) and they go as far as sharing vocalists with the masters Broken Social Scene.  Gearing up for the release of their fourth studio album, Fantasies, they stick to their guns and deliver the right sound for that addictive indie-pop tune.  It could be due to Emily Haines’ coy and pulsating vocals – sultry, sweet, but strong.  The original version hits the right rhythm and drums to move the room, but the stripped-down version lures you in just as much.

If you’re still alive
My regrets are few.
If my life is mine,
what shouldn’t I do?
I get wherever I’m going,
I get whatever I need
while my blood’s still flowing
and my heart still beats.

Metric – Help I’m Alive (Acoustic)

Head to to download a free MP3 of the track, courtesty of Metric.