Photos of Metric at 2015 Untapped San Antonio
Photos of Metric at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on June 30th, 2015
Photos of Metric at 2014 Riot Fest in Chicago, IL
Photos of Metric at Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY on November 19th, 2013
Photos of Metric at Austin360 in Austin, TX on November 1st, 2013
Photos of Metric at Cynthia Woods Pavilion in The Woodlands, TX on October 27th, 2013
Photos of Metric at Stubb’s in Austin, TX on May 1st, 2013
Photos of Metric at Pearl Stable in San Antonio, TX on April 29th, 2013
QRO’s live review of Metric at Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY on September 23rd, 2012
Photos of Metric at 2012 Osheaga Music Festival in Montreal, PQ, Canada
QRO’s review of Metric at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY on June 13th, 2012
Photos of Metric at 2012 Sasquatch! Festival in George, WA
Photos of Emily Haines & Sebastian Shaw at Juicy Couture for Fashion Night Out in New York, NY on September 10th, 2010
QRO’s review of Metric at Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn, NY on August 5th, 2010
Photos of Metric at Osheaga 2010
Metric is a successful, energetic, and electronic dark indie superpower. Though they have had an unusually long pause between releases for a band of that nature, as Synthetica (QRO review) came out in 2012.
Pagans in Vegas is really engrossing, and shows a band that is more complete than ever. Varied catches of both the vocal and keyboard variety offer fans of the band something new at every turn. See the satirical wit of “Blind Valentine” or the cool meditation of “Otherside”. The opener, “Lie, Lie, Lie” is the kind of song that rings of stoic cynicism, particularly with the industry, and the band really gets going at the moving, energetic, and full sound of “Fortune”. Songs “Celebrate” and “Blind Valentine” are really solid and full of emotion. The record’s lyrics really stand out as stoic and it shows in “Otherside”, “All we want is to feel like all we’ve got didn’t cost us anything.” Plus many tracks, such as “Lie, Lie, Lie” and “Fortunes” have a variety of synth and acoustic sounds that the band routinely employs.
Photos of Metric at SXSW 2010 in Austin, TX
QRO’s review of Metric at Terminal 5 in New York, NY on June 17th, 2010
QRO’s review of Metric at Highline Ballroom in New York, NY on August 8th, 2008
Photos of Metric at All Points West 2008 in Liberty State Park, NJ
QRO’s review Emily Haines & James Shaw of Metric at Union Pool in Brooklyn, NY on September 7th, 2008
QRO’s review of Metric at Webster Hall in New York, NY on September 21st, 2007
The album ends with purpose; “Blind Valentine” is emotional, and “The Governess” is wonderfully vulnerable and distraught in thoughts of the ambiguity of life and age. “The Face Pt. 1” is solid anthemistic music. This is just what an indie rock band can do best, heavy and creating the emotion of a live show. “The Face Pt. 2” rolls into an orchestral movie ending type coronation of the release. Which seems a particularly fitting way to end Pagans In Vegas.