State Theatre Portland
Metric

Metric

The Box Tiger

Sat, November 16, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

State Theatre

Portland, ME

$25 advance / $30 day of show

This event is all ages

Metric
Metric
METRIC is Emily Haines, Jimmy Shaw, Joshua Winstead and Joules Scott Key. An independent rock and roll band empowered by their innovative approach to the music business, METRIC self-released their last album FANTASIES on five continents without the benefit of a label and earned themselves multiple radio hits around the world with songssuch as "Gimme Sympathy," "Gold Guns Girls," and "Help I'm Alive." They went on to sell over a million singles and 500,000 albums worldwide.

FANTASIES earned METRIC "Album of the Year" and "Band of the Year" at the Canadian Juno Awards, and the band finished 2010 with their music featured in two major Hollywood films including Scott Pilgrim vs The World and the Twilight Saga: Eclipse. The Twilight soundtrack was nominated for a Grammy Award and landed METRIC on the Academy Award nomination short list in 2011 for the theme song they co-wrote with composer Howard Shore. They have since partnered up with Howard Shore on another project: The score to David Cronenberg’s latest film Cosmopolis, composed by Shore and performed by METRIC, due out this year.

Their fifth full-length studio album SYNTHETICA will be released on June 12, 2012. Sonicallyfuturistic yet organic, this album sounds like the culmination of all the music the band has made in their 10 years together. First single “Youth Without Youth” examines the fraying social state with a bristling energy and a driving beat. “Breathing Underwater” and “Speed the Collapse” both deliver on the classic METRIC chorus of soaring melancholy, while the lyrics for “Lost Kitten” and “Clone” call out some bad behavior and the consequences. Hard rocking title track “Synthetica” offers an epic conclusion to suspenseful album opener “Artificial Noctune.”
The Box Tiger
The Box Tiger
Following the release of their debut album “Set Fire” in August 2013, indie-rock band The Box Tiger is looking back at a year that they could never have anticipated. Between self-booked tours throughout North America, they found themselves opening for internationally-acclaimed acts Foster the People, Brody Dalle, Metric, and Circa Survive, as well as landing a spot at the 2014 Boston Calling Music Festival, where they shared a stage with Brand New, Bastille, and Tegan & Sara.

It's no wonder though that opportunity has come knocking like it has. Comprised of Sonia Sturino (vocals/guitar), Jordan Stowell (guitar), Cam Jones (bass) and Lauren Chan (drums), the 4-piece band from Toronto, ON and Portland, ME, works tirelessly at crafting a sound that is consumable but undeniably unique. Sturino’s vocals range from atmospheric to infectious, vulnerable to unwaveringly confident, and most importantly of all, honest to the diverse musical tastes she cultivated growing up. Combined with the surefire musicianship of the rest of the band, and it's easy to see why The Box Tiger is turning heads wherever they play.

Now set to put out a brand new single, “Fire Walk With Me” produced and engineered by Dean Baltulonis (The Hold Steady, Brand New, Bouncing Souls), The Box Tiger is looking to advance the momentum they've gained so far in their young career. The haunting vocals and soaring guitars lend themselves perfectly to the sound and energy that the band has become known for, while showing signs of growth and maturity that fans can look forward to from new material being written. With their sights set on early 2015 to be back in studio to record a sophomore album, The Box Tiger is not to be overlooked.
Venue Information:
State Theatre
609 Congress St
Portland, ME, 04101
http://www.statetheatreportland.com/