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Metric Return to Their Indie-Punk Roots on "Dark Saturday"

It's the band's first new single since 2015.

by Alex Robert Ross
Jul 12 2018, 1:00pm

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Metric will be supporting Smashing Pumpkins on a lengthy arena tour starting tonight. Pray, then, for frontwoman Emily Haines, who we can only assume will have to spend the next few weeks looking for ever-more tenuous excuses to walk away from Billy Corgan while he rants about maybe having sex with a ghost. But before you do that, listen to "Dark Saturday," Metric's first new single since Pagans in Vegas came out in 2015. It's a gloomy, straightforward indie-punk track that eschews the heavy synth sounds of their more recent records. It's one of Metric's scuzziest and most immediate songs since Fantasies. Listen to it below.

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