Metric – Stream the New Album a Week Early

Art of Doubt Due Out September 21 via MMI/Crystal Math Music

Sep 13, 2018
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Metric are releasing a new album, which is now titled Art of Doubt, on September 21 via MMI/Crystal Math Music. Now you can stream the whole thing a week early. Head over to NPR to stream it via their First Listen series.

Previously Metric shared Art of Doubt's first single, "Dark Saturday," as well as a black & white video for the song featuring four split screens and shot on an iPhone. Then they shared another video for another new song from the album, "Dressed to Suppress" (which was one of our Songs of the Week). Then they shared a third single from the album, "Now or Never Now," which might have been the album's strongest advance single yet and also made our Songs of the Week list.

Metric haven't released a new album in almost three years, since 2015's Pagans in Vegas. Guitarist Jimmy Shaw did not co-produce the new album, despite doing so with the band's last three albums. Instead, Justin Meldal-Johnsen (M83, Beck) produced the album, which was recorded at Metric's own Giant Studio in Toronto and mixed by Tony Hoffer (Phoenix, Depeche Mode).

In a previous press release Shaw had this to say about working with Meldal-Johnsen: "Justin was just what we needed in a producer for this album. He really saw every band member eye to eye and was able to capture what we each do best. It was something I realized I couldn't do at this stage, having been in the band for so long. We were finally able to focus on just playing again, as we did at the start. Making this album brought us together in a way we hadn't been for quite some time and I think you can hear it in the music."

Last year frontwoman Emily Haines released a new solo album, Choir of the Mind, under the name Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton. She also appeared on Hug of Thunder, Broken Social Scene's excellent 2017 album.

Read our 2017 The End interview with Emily Haines about endings and death.

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