On June 12th, Canadian indie rockers Metric will return with their fifth studio album Synthetica, which will be released through the band's new label Metric Music International as well as through Mom + Pop Records. Work on the album began immediately following the band's final show in support of Fantasies, where the band returned to Giant Studios in Toronto. From there, the band concluded work on the album at New York's famed Electric Lady Studios, where production and mixing were helmed by the band's own Jimmy Shaw and John O'Mahoney, respectively.
Shaw describes the process as "he culmination of everything we've done. We've always had a sound in our heads that we hoped to realize. We finally heard it coming back out of the speakers this time." Emily Haines, the band's lead singer, went further to discuss the title of the album, where "Synthetica" serves as the name of a skin-job akin to Blade Runner's replicants: "If you imagine a nightmarishly fake version of me as a pop star, that's her. And this record was about me saying, I'm going to give more to the music than ever, but there's no way I'm going to turn into someone like that."
While the announcement came with no audio preview of the upcoming studio effort, expect more from the band in the coming months.