Metric is an indie rock
band formed in 1998 in Toronto, Canada. The band members are Emily Haines
(vocals, synths, guitar, tambourine), James Shaw
(guitar, synths, theremin, backing vocals), Josh Winstead
(bass, synths, backing vocals) and Joules Scott-Key
(drums). The band name was inspired after a sound called "Metric" that was programmed by Shaw on his keyboard. They were based at various times at Toronto, Montreal, London, NYC and LA.