Metric have announced their new album titled Synthetica, which will have a release date of June 12 in North America. Metric recorded Synthetica in their studio Giant,in Toronto and at Electric Lady Studios in New York, it was produced by Jimmy Shaw and mixed by John O'Mahony. "It sounds like the culmination of everything we have done. We've always had a sound in our heads that we hoped to realize and we finally heard it coming back out of the speakers this time," offered up the band in a note on their website. They first dropped word of a new Metric album last Fall in an interview.
They also had this to say:
"FANTASIES was all about pushing ourselves out into the world, going to unknown places and shaking off everything familiar.
SYNTHETICA is about staying home and wanting to crawl out of your skin from the lack of external stimulation.
SYNTHETICA is about forcing yourself to confront what you see in the mirror when you finally stand still long enough to catch a reflection.
SYNTHETICA is about being able to identify the original in a long line of reproductions. It's about what is real vs what is artificial."