Posts Tagged ‘Metermaids’

Metermaids – Bedford Kings

Posted: August 5, 2010 by nosebleed1 in good music
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Metermaids have continually raised eyebrows on The NBS for their innate ability to mix hip-hop lyricism with indie samples. Previously we featured singles¬†“Matchbooks” and “Mandee From The Record Shop” off their June mixtape “Hello.” This time, the duo has focused their sampling on the indie and fellow Brooklyn group Sleigh Bells. The ¬†final result will be a free 5-track mixtape, but for now we have the first single “Bedford Kings,” featuring the Sleigh Bells track “Riot Rhythm.” Metermaids, as always, do not disappoint as they make a perfectly catchy song even more infectious. Check it out below, duh.

Metermaids – Bedford Kings

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June 22. Today marks the official release of Eminem’s “Recovery,” the new Miley Cyrus album and even a new country EP from Uncle Kracker, but what’s most important for us here at The NBS is the new release from NYC duo, Metermaids. This free mixtape, “Hello,” consists of 9 new tracks from the group, each of which features a heavy indie sample, making it irresistible to both tight pants wearers as well as the baggy hoodie folks. Whichever you are, be sure to listen+download here. Though the group has seen most acclaim spurring from the Grizzly Bear infused “Yellow Tape,” I’ve decided to include “Mandee From The Record Shop” – an Andrew Bird remix. Also, Metermaids has an upcoming studio album on its way entitled “Rooftop Shake” with production credits to the great 9th Wonder. Look out.

Metermaids – Matchbook

Posted: June 18, 2010 by nosebleed1 in good music
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Beside the much anticipated release of Audiodax’s “The Annexation,” next week will also feature a new mixtape release from the Brooklyn duo Metermaids. With an ever-coexisting mash of indie/alternative rock and hip-hop, emcees Swell and Sentence do not disappoint. Many of their songs are upbeat headbangers that rely heavily on electric guitar, but my favorite track is “Matchbook,” which acts as more of a rock+rap ballad. I am certainly one who loves a fun, hyperactive, overwhelming beat, but on the other hand I am a total sucker for this type of stripped song with the vocals in the forefront. I find it to be more personal and reflect more on who the artist is, and what they can really do with a mic. With that in mind, be sure to listen and download “Matchbook” below and prepare yourself for the free mixtape “Hello” scheduled for a June 22 release.