Metric

From: Toronto, Canada

Active: 1998-present

I first heard them: on Pandora, which kept coming up with "Combat Baby"

Sound: indie rock with some gorgeous musical ideas but a tendency toward shapelessness

Further listening: Here's a song from each of their two most recent albums, Fantasies and Synthetica, both of which are worthy efforts.

"Sick Muse" (2009)
"Youth Without Youth" (2012)