Check Out: Metric Covers Tom Waits

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Metric are gearing up for the June release of their fifth album Synthetica by hitting the festival circuit as well as the exclusive radio live set circuit pretty hard. New York NPR affiliate caught some recent fruits of the latter, namely the band’s cover of Tom Waits’ apocalyptic classic “Strange Weather.” Frontwoman Emily Haines and multi-instrumentalist James Shaw on the piano deliver a take that sounds – and we mean this in the best way possible – like something you’d expect to hear in a dark bar at the end of the world. Cold, chilling, and gorgeous. Synthetica is out June 12.