If you have ever wondered what an Angel sounds like, look no further. Emily Haines voice is like melted butter on your Grandmother’s fresh baked blueberry muffins. If she had been on the ballot I would have voted her for President. Metric has teamed with Tumblr to unveil the video for “Breathing Underwater,” the latest single from its acclaimed album Synthetica.
The world premiere of “Breathing Underwater” is accompanied by a SoundCloud set featuring three versions of the song: the original album version of the song, the Synthetica Reflections version, and an acoustic version.
The acoustic “Breathing Underwater” will be the first taste of the five extra songs on Synthetica Deluxe, being released digitally November 20 and physically December 4. The other all-acoustic bonus tracks are versions of “Youth Without Youth” and the album’s title track plus “Gimme Sympathy” from the band’s previous Fantasies and a rarely heard cover of Tom Waits’ “Strange Weather.”
Starting today through December 7, and just in time for the holidays, Metric is also offering a 15% discount on all items in the band’s online store. Simply enter the promo code SYNTHETICA when viewing your shopping cart before checking out.
December will mark both Metric’s being named VH1 “You Oughta Know” artist of the month and the band’s final run of dates for 2012. Having slain crowds of all sizes from intimate club shows preceding Synthetica’s release to triumphant main stage sets at the likes of Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits to headline appearances at such revered venues as Radio City Music Hall and the Greek Theater, Metric will follow up its current arena tour of Canada with the dates listed below.
12/03/12 – Portland, OR – KNRK 94.7 December to Remember @ Roseland Theater
12/04/12 – Seattle, WA – KNDD 107.7 The End’s Deck the Hall Ball 2012 @ KeyArena
12/07/12 – San Francisco – Live 105 NSSN 2012 @ Oracle Arena
12/09/12 – Pomona, CA – Fox Theater
12/08/12 – San Diego, CA – 91X’s Holiday Bonus @ House of Blues
12/10/12 – Santa Barbara, CA – KJEE Winter Round-Up @ Arlington Theater
12/13/12 – Tulsa, OK – KMYZ The Edge’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Concert @ Brady Theater
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