Metric is a Canadian rock band. Originally formed in 1998 in New York City, they are currently based in Toronto, Ontario.
The band consists of vocalist and keyboardist Emily Haines, guitarist James Shaw, bassist Josh Winstead and drummer Joules Scott-Key. Their first full-length album, Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?, was released in 2003. Their newest album, Live It Out, was released on October 4, 2005.
Haines and Shaw also perform with Broken Social Scene, and Haines has been a guest on albums by Stars, KC Accidental, and Delerium.
Born in New Delhi, India, raised in Canada, and with extended family in the United States, Emily Haines grew up as a nomadic dual citizen â€” foreshadowing her band's own transnational identity. The daughter of avant-garde jazz musician and poet Paul Haines (best known for his lyrical collaboration with Carla Bley in the 1971 jazz opera Escalator Over the Hill), Haines settled in Peterborough, Ontario at the age of 3, and grew up in a milieu rich with experimental art and musical expression. Paul would often make cassettes of rare and eclectic music for his da...
|origin||New York City, USA|
|country||Canada, United States|
|music genre||Indie rock|
|current members|| Emily Haines|
James Shaw (musician)