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Celebs.com’s Sound-Off: Tunes of the Week (Metric, Passion Pit, Erika Forster)

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Vic Caretti (@Loudvine) Celebrates the Album of the Week, Song of the Week & Music Video of the Week in Celebs.com’s “Sound-Off!”

Album of the Week: Synthetica by Metric
Metric is just one of those bands that consumes you. Armed with a new album, plenty of (Sept/Oct) tour dates and an interactive scavenger hunt, the band delivers a rad mix of new wave and rock-pop as only Metric can! The music and the live shows captivate a lot of adoring fans proclaiming, “We love you Metric.” This is powerful stuff that works if you need a pick-me-up or you’re looking for sounds to keep your late night flush with excitement. Like an old school tonic, this is one band that can be everything you need.

With the U.S. release of Synthetica (MMI/MOM+POP), Metric has shared a full embeddable stream of Synthetica via SoundCloud:

I’d say drop everything, give it a listen or two…I’m certain you’ll be playing it nonstop and sharing it with everyone you know. Go see them live when they show up in the fall. https://twitter.com/#!/metric

Song of the Week: Erika Spring’s “Hidden”

Brooklyn Singer/keyboardist Erika Forster (Au Revoir Simone) has released the first single ‘Hidden‘ off her forthcoming self-titled debut EP, which comes out on pop label Cascine on July 10th. This is her first solo project and it has a lot of people raving. Erika pulls off something very special with her music, inviting listeners into a scenic soundscape made with a dreamy synthpop sound that lingers like a dream long after the last play. This is an artist that should be on everyone’s radar. Be sure to check out one of her very special shows coming up in the summer (7/12-New York; 8/01-Los Angeles; 8/02-San Francisco).

Music Video of the Week: Passion Pit’s “Take a Walk”
Passion Pit‘s new album “Gossamer” drops on July 24th. In the meantime to tide you over the Cambridge boys have teamed up with British director David Wilson to put together a great video for the single, “Take A Walk.” What a beautiful statement! The band is building off its buzz, no doubt because their music is a wonderful blend of raucous, danceable pop sounds that has people looking for any occasion to crank it up. The video is dynamite, a must see to get you amped up for their new album.