Metric

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": indie indie rock female vocalists canadian alternative rock indie pop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 2000s
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Biography

Singer-songwriter Emily Haines (New Delhi, India; vocals/synthesiser), met Jimmy Shaw (b. James Shaw, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; guitar), while their mutual friends performed, at a small Toronto music venue in 1998. By the following year they had began to write songs together and named their project Metric. Both musicians were classically trained, and the name of the band was a testament to the meticulous nature of their performances. Two EPs were released during this period, 1998's Mainstream and 2001's Static Anonymity. In 2001 the duo expanded their line-up after meeting Josh Winstead (b. Texas, USA; bass) and Joules Scott-Key (b. Denton, Texas, USA; drums) in a Brooklyn bar. Before the recording of 2003’s electro pop outing Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? in Los Angeles, Haines and Shaw had already relocated from Toronto to Montreal, to London, to Brooklyn and back to Toronto. While Winstead and Scott-Key remained resident in California, the...

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