"Grow Up and Blow Away"
Released: 2001 (UK promo only)
"Raw Sugar (Promo only)"
Grow Up and Blow Away was the first recorded album by indie rock band Metric. The album was recorded in 2001, but delayed for years by their record label.
As the years passed, the band's sound changed to the point where they no longer felt the album would be what the fans expected to hear, so Metric recorded a completely new album, Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?, and released that instead. Last Gang Records later purchased the rights to the album and released it on June 26, 2007.
Compared with the 2001 version, there were added the songs "London Halflife" and "Soft Rock Star" (Jimmy vs. Joe mix) from the 2001 EP Static Anonymity and removed the songs "Torture Me", "Fanfare" and "Parkdale". Also the order of some songs was changed and some songs (like the title track and "Rock Me Now") were slightly re-worked.
The album's title song (with the lyrics "die today" changed to "fly today") was used in a television commercial in North America for Polaroid Corporation's I-Zone Sticky Film in 2000-01.