So last night I was up late doing the menial work on this site. Someone else in the room (I swear) downloaded the new Metric record Fantasies. Now, any of my friends who know me, know I hate music right now; I am excited by NOTHING. What I heard was a REAL record, an amazing record, like Dear Science amazing. This is a band that never impressed me (outside of a MSTRKRFT remix), that has made what I am sure will be a record on everyone’s year-end Top 3 (it is March, we could have an amazing year). So what is the big deal? A blogger creaming all over a leaked record happens every 10 seconds, right? WELL, THEY ARE CHOOSING TO NOT RELEASE IT WITH AN AMERICAN LABEL AND THEY WILL STILL SELL A TON OF RECORDS!
While Nine Inch Nails and a handful of other bands have decided to release their records on their own terms through their own methods, this is a band with all the label options in the world that choose to pass on both Major and large Indie Labels to go it on their own. They no doubt spent a small fortune recording the album by employing the Production of one of the most sought after Record Producers in the world, Nigel Godrich. While balking at going through a US label they are going through the always awesome, Last Gang Records for Canadian release (and a small Mexican Indie Label for domestic release), who released their previous output.