Her star is on the rise, with Metric’s newest album Fantasies downloading now. The result of an 18 month incubation period, one scrapped album ("You've got to want to stand behind it and it didn't feel like we were saying something new, it felt like we were repeating ourselves and we have too much respect for our listeners to put them through that”), some time out to “tend to the human side of our existence” and a song-writing retreat deep in the Pacific North-west woods, Fantasies is what happens when rock’n’roll meets the Buddha, a fine balance between artistic purity and decadent spectacle. Haines told Leah Collins at Dose.ca "The principle on this record was definitely we wanted to create a feeling, a positive feeling that we could inhabit for the next little while."
Metric played the TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival in Whistler, B.C. April 24.