Thursday, April 16, 2009

Metric - Fantasies

Metric is a new wave/indie rock band that was formed in 1998. The band is fronted by the synthesizer player/vocalist Emily Haines, who you might be familiar with through her work with Broken Social Scene and/or her solo effort under the moniker of Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton. For those of you who are not familiar with Haines' main vehicle for musical output, I highly suggest you check it out. Haines' strong lyrics and fragile voice offer an interesting and often captivating juxtaposition against the swirling synths and crunchy guitar riffs. Their fourth album Fantasies, has recently been released, and is definitely worth taking a look at.

Metric - Collect Call
Metric - Satellite Mind
Metric - Sick Muse

James Yuill

James Yuill is a singer-songwriter from England who deftly blends folk acoustic guitar playing with low frequency bass lines and bleeps and bloops aplenty. He is an artist that epitomizes the sub-genre of "folktronica", and even though not every one of his tunes are instantly accessible, the thumping basslines and masterful finger-plucking is hypnotic and will have you tapping your foot sooner than later. Anyway, I highly recommend you check out the video and mp3 below.

James Yuill - This Sweet Love

James Yuill - No Surprise