Metric is one of the best bands out there. Part of the awesome Canadian rock scene, the groups has created some brilliant albums in their time (you need to own Old World Underground, Where Are you Now? and Grow Up and Blow Away). They’ve even had some cinematic success, lending their talents to SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD. Remember The Clash at Demonhead? Yeah, that was Metric.
The band is going to be spending more time on the big screen soon. They’ve announced via their official blog that they’re teaming with Howard Shore to score David Cronenberg’s COSMOPOLIS. The film, starring Robert Pattinson, Paul Giamatti, Juliette Binoche, and Samantha Morton, recently wrapped and is expected to be released in 2012. The movie is about a young billionaire (Pattinson) whose life is turned upside down during a limo ride to the barber’s. It’s based on Don DeLillo’s acclaimed novel which is enjoying a revival of sorts due to current economic woes.
Metric had this to say in their blog:
we just confirmed we will be working with our favorite film composer Howard Shore on the score for a new David Cronenberg movie starring Robert Pattinson, minus the vampires! It’s an adaptation of the book “Cosmopolis” by Don DeLillo, and the themes are right in tune with the overall mood of the world at the moment. In “Cosmopolis”, the rat has become a unit of currency!
See, they described it better than I did. Thanks to The Playlist for bringing this to our attention.
Here’s a taste of more Metric to liven up your workday: