Hug Of Thunder is everything BSS fans love from the Canadian collective and then some, an album overflowing with glorious open chords, multi-voice harmonies, spacious psychedelia- tinted breakdowns, and more. It is a panoramic, expansive album that manages to be both epic and intimate; and like all things BSS, in troubled times, it offers a serotonin rush of positivity. In 2009, Metric became the first band in history to have their first ever Top 20 hit at U. commercial radio without the backing of a traditional label.Their most recent releases earned multiple Juno Awards including two for for Shaw, who has co-produced the band’s last two albums with Grammy nominated John O’Mahony (Coldplay, Sarah Bareilles).Hear one of their most recent jams below and prepare to feel Canadian pride tonight watching The Late Show.Happy to announce that @Metric's Emily Haines & James Shaw and Amy Millan & Evan Cranley of @youarestars will join us on @colbertlateshow!The band name was inspired after a sound called "Metric" that was programmed by Shaw on his keyboard.
As with every element of her new record, Emily is deeply involved in the vision and execution of every single detail.Since their inception in the early Aughts, BSS have always pushed sonic boundaries while remaining reverent of a perfect chorus; almost twenty years down the line, Hug Of Thunder sharpens that balance and then some. The record’s twelve songs refract the band’s varying emotions, methods, and techniques in ways that not only reference their other albums, but surpass them. The new album is packed with reverent references to artists who’ve inspired them, from Depeche Mode, New Order, The Cure and Underworld, all the way back to Kraftwerk.“The songs that made it onto weren’t written with an overarching concept in mind,” says Shaw.