DiS' editor caught up with Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw of Metric to discuss their fifth studio album Synthetica, and took BeatCast along to capture the chat.
This conversation includes talk of the writing of the album, Jimmy's seven "synth symphonies", a photograph which inspired the album, rock'n'roll's existential crisis, whether 'protest music is dead', but the bulk of the conversation swarms around the idea of authenticity in an age of Instagram and Urban Outfitters.
Stream the album, right here:
To pre-order your copy of Synthetica (which is released on June 12th 2012) and to find out more about live dates and the like, visit http://www.ilovemetric.com.
Please Note: DiS Recordings released Emily Haines' solo album Knives Don't Have Your Back and Metric's album Live it Out in the UK, so if it all seems a bit friendly, that's why.