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Metric Look Back On The "Pivotal" Release Of 'Fantasies' | Austin City Limits 2019
Indie-rock favorite Metric have been going hard ever since forming in the late '90s and releasing their groundbreaking debut, 2003's Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? They recently celebrated the release of their seventh studio album, Art Of Doubt (2018).
Emily Haines and James Shaw were on hand at Austin City Limits 2019 to talk with the Recording Academy about the 10-year anniversary of their 2009 record, Fantasies, a time Haines describes as "pivotal" for the band.
"I remember it was 2007-ish," he tells us. "We'd written a few songs. The band was really disparate at the time. We were living all over the place. I remember sitting down on my couch and thinking, 'If I don't hire the right person to produce this record, the band's not going to exist anymore.'
"We ended up perservering through it," he continues. "We were at a strained point when the record came out. We'd just gone staunchly independent and decided to put the record out into the world ourselves. We were hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. And we put it out and things kind of turned around."
"It was a pivotal moment," chimed in lead singer Haines.
Watch the band's full interview above.