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Synth/indie-pop outfit Metric brought the "gold guns girls" to Viejas Arena on July 21.

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Canadian synth/indie-pop outfit Metric brought all the "gold guns girls" that Viejas Arena could take on July 21.
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Fronted by Emily Haines, the group formed in 1998 in Toronto.
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However, at that time they were just a duo -- Haines and James Shaw (guitar, synth).
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They also took a different name: Before Metric was Metric, they were Mainstream.
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The group expanded when (Joshua Winstead (bass, synth) and Joules Scott-Key (drums) joined in 2001.
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Their fourth studio album, "Fantasies," received significant air play in the States.
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Two singles from that album specifically, "Gold Guns Girls" and "Help I'm Alive," were played regularly on San Diego radio.
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Metric was recently announced as one of the headlining acts for FM 94/9's 2015 Independence Jam.
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In July 2015, the band released a new single, "Too Bad, So Sad," ahead of their forthcoming album.
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The forthcoming record, "Pagans in Vegas," will be the sixth studio album from Metric.
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It's expected to release on September 18, 2015.
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In addition to "Too Bad, So Sad," Metric has released two other singles from the record: "The Shade" and "Cascades."
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