It was at the worst bar in Toronto, The Horshoe Tavern where Julliard
flunkee James Shaw met the New Delhi-born daughter of avante-garde
poet Paul Haines.
Emily was lured to Brooklyn by promises of a Williamsburg loft and
a drummer who was no less than the great grandson of the man who
composed the national anthem; drummer, Joules Scott-Key. It was
there Metric was born in 2001.
By the end of 2001, Metric left the loft which had become home to
them and a handful of other bands such as Stars, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
and Liars. The band went to Toronto for a couple months, contributing
to Broken Social Scene's Juno-award winning album "You Forgot
it in People" and with the last of their cash drove to Los
Angeles where they met producer Michael Andrews and indie mogul
By March 2003 they had made the album, Old World Underground, Where
Are You Now ? and had signed with Andy's Enjoy "Everloving"
Records, the label behind the homespun tsunami called Jack Johnson
This is a hard-working band - after playing 3 shows at SXSW in Austin
last week, they headed to play in Nashville, then flew out to London,
Norway, Sweden, through Canada into Seattle and down the coast,
arriving in LA for their show April 16th at the El Rey.
for their new album, "Old World Underground Where Are You Now?"