The 2007 release from Metric.
Initially recorded in 2001, but lost in the record label shuffle for years, Grow Up and Blow Away
is the long-lost debut album from Metric.
Largely a product of founding members Emily Haines and James Shaw, fans and new listeners alike will be able to appreciate a paired down sound and undeniable melodies
that predate what the much heralded band would later achieve as a four-piece.
"...it showcases Metric as a two-piece, before bassist Josh Winstead and drummer Joules Scott-Key became permanent members. As such, there's less leeway for clutter, and Haines' arresting songwriting (not to mention her fertile rapport with Shaw) shines through. The album is fully a product of Metric's signature style, where electro-pop, trip-hop, and good old indie rock underpin Haines' effortless charisma. Despite its textural richness, it's feather-light; it's also comely and stylish. In fact, Metric's neophyte effort might be their best." - Pitchfork
Learn more about Metric at http://www.ilovemetric.com
Learn more about Last Gang Records at http://www.lastgangrecords.com
Possible influences: The Cure, XTC, The Velvet Underground, New Order, Sonic Youth
Previews - Grow Up and Blow Away
01. Metric - Grow Up and Blow Away - Listen!
02. Metric - Hardwire - Listen!
03. Metric - Rock Me Now - Listen!
04. Metric - The Twist - Listen!
05. Metric - On the Sly - Listen!
06. Metric - Soft Rock Star - Listen!
07. Metric - Raw Sugar - Listen!
08. Metric - White Gold - Listen!
09. Metric - London Halflife - Listen!
10. Metric - Soft Rock Star (Jimmy vs. Joe Mix) - Listen!
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- Album package comes with complete artwork including six PDF pages.
Album File Size - MP3 Format - 62.37 MB
Album File Size - CD-Quality Lossless Flac Format - 278.43 MB