Sunday Sounds: Metric, “Black Sheep”

Given that Metric just released their newest album Synthetica last month, I was originally going to feature “Youth Without Youth”, however, as my RSS and twitter feed have lovingly [and frustratingly] reminded me, next week is Comic-Con!

One of these days I’ll go down there. All I need to do is save and plan properly. Planning commences now.

So instead, in tribute to SDCC, this week’s song honors one of my favorite, and one of the best, collaborations between music, film, and obviously, comics!

Metric’s “Black Sheep” was prominently featured in the soundtrack of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. While this is probably old news to many of you, for anyone who doesn’t know, it was perfectly fitting given that Metric was in fact the inspiration for the story’s fictional band, Clash at Demonhead!

I absolutely love Metric’s electro-indie-alternative sound and how Emily Haines’ vocals are consistently balanced against aggressive riffs. Likewise, when the music becomes more melodious, as it does in the chorus of “Black Sheep”, she shifts to a sweeter sound, creating such a fantastic contrast.

Both the Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World soundtrack and Synthetica are available at Metric’s official website, iTunes, and Amazon. The albums are also likely available at your local record store! ;)

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