METRIC PERFORM ON THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN ON NOVEMBER 14
Metric release the companion album to Synthetica, titled Synthetica Reflections, today on iTunes for purchase. This companion album was previously available only via streaming services and select tracks could be acquired with the purchase of the Synthetica deluxe edition. Synthetica Reflections is an atmospheric instrumental remake of the original Synthetica album, performed entirely on a variety of analog synthesizers and produced by the band’s guitarist, James Shaw.
As if the release of a companion album and video weren’t sufficient, Metric also debuts their Synthetica App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch: an interactive song experience of Synthetica and Synthetica Reflections that allows the user to remix, filter and sequence songs as they see fit. Fans can change instruments and their speeds, and turn tracks on or off to create their own Metric-inspired musical creations. Fans can take the Synthetica App for a free test drive with the “Lost Kitten” song experience. Additional song experiences are $0.99 each, or $7.99 for the complete bundle of 11 experiences.
The design of the app was inspired by the work of Superstudio, a late-1960s Italian architecture collective spearheaded by Cristiano Toraldo and Adolfo Natalini whose conceptual architecture promoted the harmony of people, nature and technology. Metric was heavily inspired by Superstudio’s imagery during the writing of the Synthetica album.
The new music video for the title-track of Metric’s most recent — and Polaris Music Prize nominated — studio album, Synthetica, is everywhere, it was premiered by Rolling Stone last week. The video features the direction and vision of long-time Metric collaborator and designer of Synthetica‘s artwork, Justin Broadbent.
The Synthetica App is available for free exclusively from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or at AppStore.com.
Metric is currently on tour in the USA throughout November, ending the year with a tour of Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The band will perform on The Late Show With David Letterman this week, on November 14. The band’s upcoming tour itinerary is available below.
Synthetica app tour with Emily and Jimmy: www.ilovemetric.com/metricapp
Official Website: www.ilovemetric.com
Metric Synthetica App Press Kit: www.ilovemetric.com/press/
Snibbe Studio: www.snibbestudio.com
11/13/13 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden *
11/15/13 – Worcester, MA – DCU Center *
11/16/13 – Portland, ME – The State Theatre
11/17/13 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena *
11/21/13 – Auburn Hills, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills *
11/22/13 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom *
11/23/13 – St. Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium *
11/24/13 – Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion *
11/25/13 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
11/26/13 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena *
11/27/13 – Duluth, GA – The Arena at Gwinnett Center *
12/01/13 – Hong Kong – Clockenflap Festival
12/03/13 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – KL Live
12/05/13 – Manila, Philippines – Samsung Hall
12/07/13 – Perth, Australia – Metro City
12/09/13 – Melbourne, Australia – The Forum
12/11/13 – Brisbane, Australia – The Tivoli
12/12/13 – Sydney, Australia – Enmore Theatre
12/14/13 – Auckland, New Zealand – Powerstation
* special guest of Paramore