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Metric to headline The Depot this Friday

Published October 1, 2012 6:08 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Despite leading the Canadian new wave-influenced indie-rock band for close to 15 years, Metric frontwoman Emily Haines is still "obsessed with writing the perfect song," she said in a Tribune interview. "It's a hard thing to pin down, but I hope to find it someday." Her fans would offer that Metric has been writing near-perfect songs for year, especially on 2012's "Synthetica," a layered collection of arena-ready hooks, choruses and arrangements that shows that pop need not avoid depth. "We're dedicated ourselves to finding a feeling," Haines, 38, said. "We're cursed with asking a lot of big questions." The aggressive persona that Haines projects onstage is so persuasive that it is surprising to hear that Haines "still feel[s] like an awkward teenager at times." You might also have heard Metric's musical contributions on the film "Cosmopolis," starring Robert Pattinson, who also starred in "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," featuring the Metric song "Eclipse (All Yours)." "[Pattinson] is a really good guy, by the way," Haines said. But Kristen Stewart shouldn't worry about Haines stealing him away. "I don't know if he's a muse," Haines said.

When • Friday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m.Where • The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake CityTickets • $31 at SmithsTix