by Laura Warshauer in New Music on Friday 10 June 2011

One of my favorite ‘heroines’ in modern music is Metric frontwoman, Emily Haines. I just loved experiencing the band’s live performance at Lollapalooza, and after seeing the show, I went to Amoeba Records back home in Los Angeles to pick up a copy of their album, Fantasies.

Driving along Sunset Boulevard with the music blaring, I discovered what felt like a treasure-trove of gems as one song went into the next. I was particularly struck by these poignant lyrics from Twilight Galaxy where Haines effortlessly croons: ‘Did I ask you for attention when affection is what I need’.