Emily Haines announced the arrival of Metric's fifth studio album Synthetica with a letter to fans that deliberately spelled out the record's lyrical themes. "Synthetica is about staying home and wanting to crawl out of your skin from the lack of external stimulation," she wrote. "It's about what is real versus what is artificial." This binary is common in contemporary art, to the point that it can seem a little trite, but Haines is too clever to settle into a simplistic "technology is bad" argument.
The self-titled sophomore album from Bon Iver arrives on June 21 (via Jagjaguwar), with 4AD dropping it a day earlier in the UK and Europe. Yesterday, Jagjaguwar posted the album's entire lyric sheet online. Justin Vernon's words ar... Read Post
The long-awaited fifth season premiere of Mad Men on Sunday arrived with both hearty critical approval and a veritable theme song of its own. (Warning: Spoiler alert.) Fans and reviewers are buzzing about the "bizarre, come-hither b... Read Post
Emily Haines calmly declares at the end of “Synthetica” that she once “wanted to be part of something,” but it isn’t a regret so much as a revelation. Now on album No. 5, “Synthetica” closer “Nothing but Time” is sweetly opulent ele... Read Post