Category Archives: Electro

METRIC – FANTASIES (Indie/Electro/Pop – Canada)

Metric is a Canadian indie rock band. Originally formed in Toronto, the band has also, at various times been based in Montreal, London, New York and Los Angeles. The band consists of Emily Haines (vocals, keyboards and guitar), James Shaw (guitars), Josh Winstead (bass) and Joules Scott-Key (drums).

Metric - Gold Guns Girls     

Metric - Help I'm Alive (The Twelves Remix)     

The band’s fourth full-length album, Fantasies, is a glossy and slick collection of modern rock compositions with a pop twist. The band are undoubtedly taking a shot at the big time and, with their catchy hooks, radio-friendly tunes and pitch prefect production, it looks like they might well be on track to pop glory this time around.

For more info and music, check out Metric’s page on MySpace. You can purchase their brand new album Fantasies on Metric

FISCHERSPOONER – ENTERTAINMENT (Electroclash/Club – US)

Fischerspooner is an electroclash duo and performance troupe formed in 1998 in New York. The name is a combination of the founders’ last names, Warren Fischer and Casey Spooner. Spiking retro electropop tendencies (think Kraftwerk, early Pet Shop Boys, and Gary Numan) Fischerspooner gained fame in the early 2000s with their albums #1 and Odissey.

The duo’s new album, Entertainment, still explores a territory between electroclash and electropop, but it also adds sax, treated guitars and memorable choruses, which all together make it rank as their best.

Fischerspooner - The Best Revenge     

Find out more on MySpace and buy the album on Fischerspooner

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GLASS CANDY – ANIMAL IMAGINATION (Disco/Electro – US)

Glass Candy is an American nu-disco duo from Portland that formed in 1996. Johnny Jewel plays guitar, synths and produces most of the music on old-school analogic gear, while charismatic front woman Ida No sings vocals.

Glass Candy’s work is quite difficult to define, their music can be dark and disturbing at times and other times upbeat and almost carefree. The only thing that’s for sure is that the songs’ repetitive lyrics and polished beats have a strong hypnotic effect, that makes you want to play them on repeat and drown in the sound.

Glass Candy - Animal Imagination     

While the band’s early work blended noise rock with electropop, their later work incorporates Italo disco. They have released a number of albums since the early 2000s, their most recent being 2008’s Deep Gems.

Give Glass Candy some Facebook love or visit them on MySpace for more info and tour dates. You can buy their music on Glass Candy