Metric: Synthetica

Metric: Synthetica
June 12, 2012 Jon Armstrong

Metric’s latest, Synthetica dropped today. Tasty.

Rdio:

Spotify:

The first single, “Youth Without Youth” reminds me of the Metric track used in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, “Black Sheep” (excerpted on YouTube)

Love it.

I’m all over the last song, “Nothing but Time”. A hopeful, almost trilling synth countermelody in the verses against a very 1980s syncopated chorused piano fight in tension with the plingy arpeggio underneath Ms. Haines fantastic vocal timbre. I’m a sucker for the wispy female vocal. Better when the tension builds and she comes in strong at 2:11. Synthy and buzzy at it’s loudest point, the track is emblematic of the rich production throughout.

“I got nothing but time
so the future is mine”

I’ll take it. Time. Go.

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