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- Metric Recruit Lou Reedhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cgyp4.jpg2012-05-15T23:00:31ZMetric lead singer Emily Haines says she hasn't ruled out working with Lou Reed in the future on a collaboration project. The Canadian band will release their 5th studio album on June 18th. Synthetica was recorded at The Electric Ladyland studios and Reed features on one of the tracks - Waunderlust. They will be heading out on a short UK tour in July. The gigs begin in London at the 02 Shepherds Bush Empire on July 2nd, Manchester HMV Ritz on July 7, and finally Oxford Academy on July 8. Here's Emily who took time out from rehearsals to talk to 6 Music's Adrian Larkin.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/4449ccf6-c948-4d33-aa97-b6ad98ce4b5b?clipfocus=p00spjtfSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 2 mins
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Metric are a Canadian rock band founded in 1998 in Toronto. The band consists of Emily Haines (lead vocals, synthesizers, guitar, tambourine, harmonica, piano), James Shaw (guitar, synthesizers, theremin, backing vocals), Joshua Winstead (bass, synthesizers, backing vocals) and Joules Scott-Key (drums, percussion). The band started in 1998 as a duo formed by Haines and Shaw with the name "Mainstream". After releasing an EP titled Mainstream EP, they changed the band's name to Metric, after a sound that was programmed by Shaw on his keyboard. In 2001, Winstead and Scott-Key joined them.
Their first official studio album, Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?, was released in September 2, 2003. It was followed by Live It Out, released on October 4, 2005. The album was nominated for the 2006 Polaris Music Prize for the "Canadian Album of the Year" and for the 2006 Juno Awards for "Best Alternative Album". Their third studio album, Grow Up and Blow Away, was recorded in 2001 and it was initially planned as their debut album. The album was delayed for many years and it was finally released in June 26, 2007, with some changes to the track list. Some songs were also slightly reworked.