Metric Detail 'Pagans in Vegas' Album, Share New Single

Metric Detail 'Pagans in Vegas' Album, Share New Single
Stadium synth-pop unit Metric teased a new album when they dropped "The Shade" last month, and now the band have confirmed plans for their next record. Pagans in Vegas will be out on September 18 through MMI/Universal.
According to a press release, the new album explores the band's sonic influences, paying homage to inspirational artists like Depeche Mode, Joy Division and Underworld. In a statement, frontwoman Emily Haines explained that the aim was to capture "the romance of another time without falling into nostalgia."
The new songs bring together acoustic and synthetic sounds that provide the framework to explore "the quandaries of life in an age where bad news is unavoidable and great art is a life-saver."
The writing process found guitarist/producer James Shaw experimenting with a CS80 synth at his Toronto studio, while Haines discovered an array of acoustic instruments during time spent in Nicaragua and Spain. The differing approaches resulted in enough material for two albums — the second of which is expected in 2016.
For now, though, you can get another sonic sampling of Pagans in Vegas by giving second single "Cascades" a spin. The song will also appear on a limited-edition cassette EP called The Shade. Details on the four-song exclusive record and a variety of other pre-order options can be found here.
As previously reported, Metric will be heading out on the road with Imagine Dragons as of tomorrow (June 3). You can see the full list of dates below. Scroll past the tracklisting and tour dates to give "Cascades" a listen in the player at the bottom of the page.
Pagans in Vegas:
1. Lie Lie Lie
2. Fortunes
3. The Shade
4. Celebrate
5. Cascades
6. For Kicks
7. Too Bad, So Sad
8. Other Side
9. Blind Valentine
10. The Governess
11. The Face Part I
12. The Face Part II
Tour dates:
06/03 Portland OR - Moda Center
06/05 Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
06/06 Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
06/08 Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre                                   
06/09 St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
06/10 Omaha, NE - CenturyLink Center                          
06/12 St. Louis, MO - Scotiatrade Center
06/13 Milwaukee, WI - BMO Harris Bradley Center       
06/15 Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena                                 
06/16 Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center                            
06/18 Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena                        
06/19 Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Centre                 
06/22 Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
06/23 Auburn Hills, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills
06/24 Buffalo, NY - First Niagara Center
06/29 Newark, NJ - Prudential Center     
06/30 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center      
07/01 Boston, MA - TD Garden                  
07/03 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre  
07/04 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
07/06 Washington, DC - Verizon Center
07/07 Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena
07/08 Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
07/10 Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena                                       
07/11 Sunrise, FL - BB&T                                       
07/13 Memphis, TB - FedEX Forum                                  
07/14 Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena  
07/16 Houston, TX - Toyota Center
07/17 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Arena
07/20 Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
07/21 San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena
07/24 Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
07/25 Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
07/27 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
07/28 Salt Lake City, UT - Energy Solutions Arena
07/30 Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
07/31 Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
08/01 Boise, ID - Taco Bell Arena                           
08/15 Elora, ON – RiverFest *
* Metric headlining