Metric premieres new video for “Cascades”

Metric share brand new video for their single "Cascades," off their forthcoming album 'Pagans in Vegas'


Today, Metric have shared the video for their brand new song “Cascades,” from upcoming album Pagans in Vegas. The LP, which is set for release on September 18 via the band’s own label MMI. Metric is also confirmed as Imagine Dragons’  special guests on a run of North American dates starting June 3, with headlining dates coming soon—see the full tour itinerary and track listing below.

Pagans in Vegas will be the first of two albums from Metric, with the second album expected in 2016. Their time spent writing in 2014—guitarist/producer James Shaw at his studio in Toronto, delving into the CS80 synth and frontwoman Emily Haines with acoustic instruments in Nicaragua and Spain—yielded an unprecedented amount of material that revealed itself across at least two major musical veins. Realizing they had composed enough music for two very different albums, they decided to let each collection of songs stand on their own. More details on the second release will be announced soon.

Metric’s new album is packed with reverent references to artists who’ve inspired them, from Depeche Mode to Joy Division and Underworld. Haines explains that it was about finding “the romance of another time without falling into nostalgia.” This concept is encapsulated on the album cover, which features a shot of Memphis’ Hotel Chisca, the spot where Elvis Presley did his first broadcast interview. “The songs that made it onto Pagans in Vegas weren’t written with an overarching concept in mind,” says Shaw. “Synthetica was about the battle between what’s human, what’s artificial and integrating technology into our lives,” explains Haines. “With this record we were making music for the joy of it…we tried to be as bold as possible,” says Shaw, “all we want is to feel like all we got didn’t cost us everything, even if we never win.” Of the album’s title, Shaw sees it as an apt meditation on “people with a conscience, for better or worse, playing around in the arena of unconscionable behavior.”


1. Lie Lie Lie
2. Fortunes
3. The Shade
4. Celebrate
5. Cascades
6. For Kicks
7. Too Bad, So Sad
8. The Other Side
9. Blind Valentine
10. The Governess
11. The Face Part I
12. The Face Part II


13. The Shade
14. Cascades
15. Too Bad, So Sad
16. Office Towers Escalate


June 3 Moda Center Portland, OR

June 5 Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary, AB

June 6 Rexall Place Edmonton, AB

June 8 MTS Centre Winnipeg, MB

June 9 Xcel Energy Center St. Paul, MN

June 10 CenturyLink Center Omaha, NE

June 12 Scotiatrade Center St. Louis, MO

June 13 BMO Harris Bradley Center Milwaukee, WI

June 15 Allstate Arena Rosemont, IL

June 16 KFC Yum! Center Louisville, KY

June 18 Nationwide Arena Columbus, OH

June 19 Consol Energy Centre Pittsburgh, PA

June 22 Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland, OH

June 23 Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills, MI

June 24 First Niagara Center Buffalo, NY

June 29 Prudential Center Newark, NJ

June 30 Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY

July 1 TD Garden Boston, MA

July 3 Bell Centre Montreal, QC

July 4 Air Canada Centre Toronto, ON

July 6 Verizon Center Washington, DC

July 7 Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte, NC

July 8 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN

July 10 Amalie Arena Tampa, FL

July 11 BB&T Sunrise, FL

July 13 FedEX Forum Memphis, TB

July 14 Philips Arena Atlanta, GA

July 16 Toyota Center Houston, TX

July 17 American Airlines Arena Dallas, TX

July 20 Honda Center Anaheim, CA

July 21 Viejas Arena San Diego, CA

July 24 The Forum Los Angeles, CA

July 25 US Airways Center Phoenix, AZ

July 27 Pepsi Center Denver, CO

July 28 Energy Solutions Arena Salt Lake City, UT

July 30 Rogers Arena Vancouver, BC

July 31 Tacoma Dome Tacoma, WA

August 1 Taco Bell Arena Boise, ID

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