Saturday, April 25, 2009
Song to get you through the weekend: "Gimme Sympathy" by Metric
It's been a while since I last obsessed over an album, but Metric's latest offering Fantasies has pretty much consumed my music listening this week. It's got just about everything that I look for in an album to spend the summer with: a female singer with a nice voice, huge hooks, (mostly) upbeat tempos, and synths aplenty. I'm going to have to delve into their back catalog and soon.
I wonder how many takes it took before they nailed this video (or maybe there was some editing trickery going on to make it seem like it was filmed in one take a la Hitchcock's Rope). Check out the hectic "making of" here.
The band is offering a free download of an acoustic version of the album opener "Help I'm Alive" on their website. Get it. NOW!