Not every artist can make the claim that they’ve collaborated with legends like Lou Reed, performed with the Rolling Stones, and entertained the Queen of England. Since forming in 1998,Toronto-based band Metric have taken an eclectic, adventurous path creating music mixing elements of synth pop, rock, new wave, dance-rock, and electronica. Where Metric’s most recent album found them in very glossy, synth-dominated territory, their new single Dark Saturday pivots back to a more guitar-driven sound, even opening with stuttering distortion as if issuing a statement of intent. It’s a timely song that explores the disconnect between the super-rich and the self-made. You can catch the band in action appearing with the Smashing Pumpkins this Saturday 7/21 at the KFC Yum! Center. Here’s a taste of their upcoming album with the track Dark Saturday. This is Metric, The Opening Act!
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Catch The Opening Act Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10am EST.