23 July 2010

Pick Me Up: Metric - "Gimmie Sympathy"

Sometimes you get on trains late. Sometimes you see the train and you think to yourself, "No worries, I can catch the next one."

Or the next one.

Or the next one.

Flash forward to 2010 and you realize you missed the train a whole bunch of times.

That's how I feel about Metric.

Metric's first album (Grow Up And Blow Away is a damn good record) was released in 2001 and my head must have been stuck in the sand because I never really heard of them until many years later. I heard a couple songs here or there, I liked 'em but never really dove into their catalog.

But in September of 2009, I saw Metric open for Phoenix and I thought to myself, "Hey, I should check these folks out."

So, I downloaded some albums and then they sat on my "shelf" (harddrive) for a while and then only in the past few months or so did I really start giving them a fair shake.

And, well, as God would say, "it was good."

Here's the video for "Gimmie Sympathy" from their most recent album, Fantasies. This is one of my favorite songs from the record and the blatant references in the lyrics to The Beatles and The Rolling Stones is a nice bonus.

Oh, and I may or may not have a mild- to moderate-crush on Emily Haines.