Metric unveil “Doomscroller,” from highly anticipated ‘Formentera’ LP out July 8

Photo credit: Justin Broadbent


Metric unveil “Doomscroller,” a sonic 10-minute voyage that transports you into a “high speed chase through the wild terrain of modern life,” and serves as the band’s second single from their highly anticipated upcoming album, Formentera. Listen HERE 

The “Doomscroller” video is the next piece in Metric’s ongoing collaboration with photographer/visual artist Justin Broadbent. “Justin captured rare studio footage of the recording of ‘Doomscroller’ and we used it like a visual anchor, as evocative places outside the room keep creeping in,” says the band’s Emily Haines. “These traces of life on earth that appear and disappear throughout the song subtly mirror the shifting moods of the music.”

The band’s eighth studio album, Formentera, is set to release on July 8 and is now available for pre-order/pre-save HERE. See the complete tracklist and album artwork below. Formentera is available for pre-order in limited edition Natural and Cobalt Blue vinyl at

“Doomscroller” follows “All Comes Crashing,” which was described by BrooklynVegan as a “towering piece of synth pop,” while FLOOD raves, “a romantic, arena-rock anthem for the end times.” Read further praise from StereogumConsequence, and watch/share the music video HERE.

The album is named for an idyllic island near Ibiza off the coast of Spain—a place which, for Metric, only existed in a “dream destinations” travel book sitting on the desk of their recording studio. “We had been living in our imaginations for a long time, because we couldn’t physically go anywhere else,” explains guitarist and co-producer Jimmy Shaw. “When you listen to the album from beginning to end, you start with this immediate feeling of tension building, of being stuck in a loop, and then there’s this intense release that happens… you’re swept off your feet into the title track ‘Formentera’ and it’s like you escaped.”

Haines continues, “We came to this realization that it wasn’t even about an actual place anymore, it was about creating an escape for yourself in your mind because you’re powerless over so many things.”

Additionally, today the band confirm the launch of the Metric mobile app, giving fans early access to limited edition vinyl, exclusive content, concert tickets and more. You can download the app at “Metric has been working on an app to streamline the essentials and also to create a space where we can get off the usual platforms and stay in touch directly with people who know why they are there,” says Haines. “Cutting through the noise is something we’ve done since the beginning so this app feels natural.”

The band will be hitting the road on a North American headline tour, The Doomscroller Tour, set to kick off this August in Victoria, BC with stops in 39 cities. Due to popular demand, the band added a second show in San Francisco at The Fillmore, October 8—Complete list of dates below.

Metric has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 per ticket goes to supporting War Child and their work to empower children and families in communities affected by war throughout the world. Tickets for The Doomscroller Tour are on sale now. View the full list of tour dates and get tickets HERE.

Formentera—TRACKLISTING1. Doomscroller
2. All Comes Crashing
3. What Feels Like Eternity
4. Formentera
5. Enemies Of The Ocean
6. I Will Never Settle
7. False Dichotomy
8. Oh Please
9. Paths In The Sky

Metric is a critically-acclaimed Toronto rock band consisting of Emily HainesJames ShawJoshua Winstead and Joules Scott Key. Their last album Art of Doubt was released in 2018 to praise from NPR Music, New York TimesRolling Stone and more.


August 11—Royal Theatre—Victoria, BC*

August 12——Royal Theatre—Victoria, BC*

August 13—Orpheum Theatre—Vancouver, BC*

August 15—Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium—Calgary, AB*

August 16—Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium—Calgary, AB*

August 17—Edmonton Convention Centre—Edmonton, AB*

August 19—Conexus Arts Centre—Regina, SK*

August 20—TCU Place—Saskatoon, SK*

August 21—Burton Cummings Theatre—Winnipeg, MB*

August 25—London Music Hall—London, ON†

August 26—Budweiser Stage—Toronto, ON‡

August 27—National Arts Centre—Ottawa, ON†

August 29—MTELUS—Montreal, QC†

August 30—Théâtre Capitole— Quebec City, QC†

September 1—Rebecca Cohn Auditorium—Halifax, NS†

September 2——Rebecca Cohn Auditorium—Halifax, NS†

September 24—The Orange Peel—Asheville, NC

September 25—Brooklyn Bowl—Nashville, TN

September 26—Tabernacle—Atlanta, GA

September 28—House of Blues Dallas—Dallas, TX

September 29—House of Blues Houston—Houston, TX

September 30—ACL Live at The Moody Theater—Austin, TX

October 2—The Van Buren—Phoenix, AZ

October 3—The Observatory North Park—San Diego, CA

October 6—The Wiltern—Los Angeles, CA

October 7—The Fillmore—San Francisco, CA
October 8—The Fillmore—San Francisco, CA

October 11—McMenamins Crystal Ballroom—Portland, OR

October 12—Moore Theatre—Seattle, WA

October 14—The Depot—Salt Lake City, UT

October 15—The Fillmore Auditorium—Denver, CO

October 17—The Fillmore Minneapolis—Minneapolis, MN

October 18—Chicago Theatre—Chicago, IL

October 19—The Fillmore Detroit—Detroit, MI

October 21—The National—Richmond, VA

October 22—The Fillmore Silver Spring—Silver Spring, MD

October 23—The Fillmore Philadelphia—Philadelphia, PA

October 25—House of Blues Boston—Boston, MA

October 26—Brooklyn Steel—Brooklyn, NY

October 27—Brooklyn Steel—Brooklyn, NY

*with Dear Rouge

†with Bartees Strange

‡with Interpol, Spoon and Bartees Strange

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