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Music Monday III: Japan!

- June 25th, 2012

Music Monday 3 – Japan! from JordynMarcellus on 8tracks.

With a population over three times the size of Canada, Japan’s music scene is of course surprisingly diverse. While we don’t normally get a chance to hear the sky-high melodies and bizarre guitar theatrics often accompanying Japanese rock, here’s an eight-song mix showing some independent acts out of Nippon.

Track list

1) Soulcrap – Too Hot’ Road

2) Tenniscoats — Mosha Mosha Mo

3) Molice – Fatima

4) Usagibunnyboy – 素敵な生活

5) The Suzan - Devil

6) Post Modern Team – Heartbreak

7) House of Tapes – Starting Point

8) PICNICWOMEN – Boooogieeee

Metric hitting the road

- June 25th, 2012

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Metric are making Synthetica a reality for fans.

The Toronto synth-rockers have just announced a tour that will take them to 10 Canadian cities in November.

Singer Emily Haines, guitarist James Shaw, drummer Joules Scott-Key and bassist Joshua Winstead begin their jaunt in Victoria on Nov. 9 and work their way east to Toronto’s Air Canada Centre on Nov. 24. See below for a full list of cities and venues.

Tickets go on sale Friday June 29 at Ticketmaster, with presales beginning today (see www.ilovemetric.com for details). They’ll set you back between $29.50 and $40 including taxes, with four-packs going for $140. The shows will be all-ages, with general-admission access on the floor and reserved seating in the stands.

Fellow Canadian popsters Stars — who release their new album The North in September — are the opening act.

Metric’s fifth album Synthetica was released June 12 and debuted at No. 2 on the Soundscan chart. The disc’s first single Youth Without Youth has spent a record eight weeks at No. 1 on the alternative radio chart.

Metric’s Synthetica Canadian Tour Dates:
Nov. 9 | Victoria | Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Nov. 10 | Vancouver | Rogers Arena
Nov. 12 | Kelowna | Prospera Place
Nov. 14 | Calgary | Stampede Corral
Nov. 15 | Edmonton | Rexall Place
Nov. 16 | Regina | Brandt Centre
Nov. 17 | Winnipeg | MTS Centre
Nov. 19 | London | John Labatt Centre
Nov. 23 | Kingston | K-Rock Centre
Nov. 24 | Toronto | Air Canada Centre

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