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Listening to Synthetica, it’s easy to forget this is Metric’s fifth go-round. The band plays with the energy and adventurous spirit of angst-ridden teen rebels fresh out of the gate, crafting fiercely addictive indie-rock that takes lots of sharp corners and sudden, surprising detours without letting up on the gas pedal once. In keeping with Metric’s youthful drive is its apparent fury—evident from the very explicit first line of the first song. We caught up with frontwoman Emily Haines to talk about that line, her bands’ latest album and her feelings about church picnics.
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