Sunday Morning Music: Ready To Grow Up And Blow Away And Measure It In Metric (Very Late Edition)

Yeah, so that happened…

Last night’s post was a little… odd… But that was just the shitty mood I was in.  It happens…

You think writing is easy?  Try doing it when you are in a real piss ass mood… Even harder.

Today is fine… beautiful weather… about to walk the dog, but as you can see I am waaayyy behind…

Metric – Grow Up And Blow Away

Boy, the Canadian alternative musical scene and musical co-op is alive and well.

“Metric is a Canadian indie rock and New Wave band founded in 1998 in Toronto… Metric consists of vocalist Emily Haines (who also plays the synthesizer and guitar), guitarist James Shaw (who also plays the synthesizer and theremin), bassist Josh Winstead and drummer Joules Scott-Key.”

“The first album the band recorded, Grow Up and Blow Away, was finally released on June 26, 2007 by Last Gang Records. The album was originally recorded for Restless Records, but got neglected when the label was bought out by Rykodisc.”

“Haines and Shaw also perform with Broken Social Scene, and Haines has been a guest on albums by Stars, KC Accidental, The Stills, Jason Collett and Tiësto. Scott-Key and Winstead have their own side project, Bang Lime, and Haines has released a solo album and companion EP, Knives Don’t Have Your Back and What Is Free to a Good Home?, respectively, under the name Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton.”

I hate folks who just sit around, you know… No side projects… Not doing too much… Just waiting for stuff to happen… KIDDING!

I love Stars and Broken Social Scene, but do not know a lot of those other bands… so here we come!  The ’80s New Wave influence is quite obvious and perhaps why I responded so strongly to this one and this band.  That is the music of my youth… a big part of my musical taste and education.

You’ll hear Blondie, Missing Persons and The Cure… and their contemporaries The Breeders, Juliana Hatfield, Liz Phair, Yeah Yeah Yeahs… all so in my wheelhouse… but they also have a really unique feel to them… and this album is a great one to put on while swinging in the hammock…

Of course, now I need to get a hammock.

AllMusic says: “It’s hard to believe that Metric couldn’t find anyone to release this album following label changes. What’s even more surprising, though, is how well it fits into their current sound despite being recorded in their infancy back in 1999.”

This one is now 13-years old but does sound completely contemporary… I dig it…

Not sure how I heard of this band… Might have been my friend at the library… Hmmm…

Either way, they were in my queue of things to listen to on Spotify, so here we are…

Happy Sunday!


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