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Metermaids - "Yellow Tape" (Grizzly Bear "Two Weeks" Sample)
Posted by Steve Juon at Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 at 3:45PM :: Email this article :: Print this article



From Audible Treats:

MP3: Metermaids - "Yellow Tape" (Grizzly Bear "Two Weeks" Sample)

Metermaids' Second Single Off HELLO Uses Grizzly Bear's "Two Weeks" For Inspiration 

The Song:

Releasing the second single off their mixtape, HELLO, Metermaids, brings another indie rock remix that reworks the original with DJ Rob Swift and producer, Matt Stine. Taking Grizzly Bear's hit, "Two Weeks", Swell and Sentence of Metermaids again add their own twist, crafting an original concept, new lyrics, and a new melody utilizing piano and vocal chops from Grizzly Bear's catchy original into their own "Yellow Tape".

Expanding creatively, Metermaids have changed the message of the song from the original. Taking the perspective of a police officer at a crime scene, the "Yellow Tape" represents a line of uncertainty. "The song is about not knowing what is going on when everyone else thinks that you do," says Swell, one half of Metermaids. "None of us know what's going to happen." Even though there are apparent differences, the remix still holds the original's chorus and melody under the layers of beats and turntables, doused with a rougher finish courtesy of the track's heavy drums and Sentence's and Swell's back-and-forth rhyme style.

HELLO, mixed by DJ Rob Swift, will be out June 22nd. Metermaids Rooftop Shake, produced entirely by 9th Wonder, will be available this fall.

Listen to "Yellow Tape" Here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Metermaids-Yellow_Tape-Grizzly_Bear_Remix.mp3 .

The Background:

Hailing from New York City, Metermaids are Swell and Sentence, two emcees who met through the local underground hip-hop scene in 2006. After releasing their debut EP the same year, the duo toured with the likes of Brand Nubian, Atmosphere, Sage Francis, Fabulous, Lady Bug Mecca (Digable Planets), The Lox, and Camp Lo. After this extensive and impressive tour, the duo released their first full-length effort in 2008 entitled Nightlife, exemplifying their choice to create a new sound in crossover music, blending indie rock with hip-hop. The release was followed up with the EP Nightlife In Illinoise. Never resting, that EP was followed with their "Turn The Lights Out" video which quickly became an internet sensation. The follow-up, the critically acclaimed Smash Smash Bang EP earned the group immense industry support, and the interest of top hip-hop producers including 9th Wonder. The band's music is available for free at the group's official website.

Streams:

"Yellow Tape": http://media.audibletreats.com/Metermaids-Yellow_Tape-Grizzly_Bear_Remix.mp3 .

"Girls and Music" Non-DJ Version: http://media.audibletreats.com/Metermaids-Girls_And_Music_AC_Remix-No_DJ.mp3 .

"Girls and Music" Animal Collective Remix: http://www.audibletreats.com/Media/Metermaids_Girls_and_Music_Animal_Collective_Remix.mp3 .

Official Site: http://www.metermaidsnyc.com/ .

MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/metermaids .



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