With the Most Serene Republic and the Lovely
If cool were measured in Chuck E. Cheese tickets, Metric lead singer and keyboardist Emily Haines would get you a prize from the top shelf. From sharing a New York flat with Yeah Yeah Yeahs bad girl Karen O. to moonlighting as a member of the show-stealing Broken Social Scene, this siren is just a little too fuck-you punk for the masses but the indie kids practically worship her. Of course, it doesn't hurt that the remaining three members of this Toronto foursome which effectively marries polished, math-rock beats with gritty, street-smart melodies are the perfect complement to Haines' bratty, garage-revivalist attitude. With its latest release, Live It Out, Metric seems to have discovered the secret formula for making straight-up rock that teeters between crass and class.