Friday, February 20, 2009

Metric and St. Vincent - New Albums This Spring

There are a few bands I keep a particularly close eye on. Every music fan has at least one of these—that special artist you happen upon by accident... they seem to find you. Because you are fated to meet! Because their songs tell the stories of your life one way or another, and they do it with panache.

Well, such is the case for Emily Haines and Metric for me. I am just overjoyed to report that one the most anticipated records of the year, Metric's Fantasies, will be released on April 14, 2009. You can find more information and letters from Emily on their official site,

In addition to what has already been unveiled about the new album, IFC in Canada recently covered Metric in their documentary series, The Rawside of... [Metric]. Some gracious souls have posted the program in its entirety. Between the cool production values, interviews, behind the scenes look and the fabulous Emily Haines, The Rawside of... Metric is a must-see. You can start at Part 1 here.

And if all of that isn't enough to get you jumping about with glee, the ever so magical St. Vincent has announced the release of her sophomore album, Actor, on her website, Actor will be released on May 5th via 4AD. She will also be playing at SXSW, Bonnaroo and Sasquatch! Festival with "a full itinerary to be announced soon."

Best spring ever? Quite possibly. Get ready for two super records and try to keep your head from exploding!

- Jessy Bartlett

1 comment:

liz pelly said...

all i had to read was the subject of the post and i knew jessy b wrote it. haha. i'm excited to hear these albums!