Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Slow Burn, Summer's Over

Swell just posted it, but here's a reminder about the new Prefix Mag/Potholes in My Blog Summer Mixtape that we threw down on. There's a brand new, exclusive Metermaids track on there that we think is pretty good. And it's free. You can check it out here:

Summer's almost over and we feel pretty accomplished. We put out two mixtapes this summer, teamed up with Rob Swift, and are extremely close to letting the great white elephants out of the room. We've got some shows and releases and news coming in the near future that should keep us busy and get some new music out to the world.

Until then...check out the new video from our homie Sage Francis. It's off his latest album and the stop motion pretty much kills it. Holler.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Prefix / Potholes Summer Sampler.

So a while back we recorded an exclusive track for a Summer Sampler that two of our favorite websites, Prefix Mag and Potholes In My Blog, were putting together.

We have been so busy that I had sort of forgotten about the project AND the song.

But I listened to the song again today and remembered that I was really happy with it when we finished. Wolf calls son. It's called "Show Your Teeth" and it's in the Smash Smash Bang, garage-hop style we've been cultivating.

It fits nicely with this mix, which is pretty fantastic, and really worth checking out. It's free and contains a whole bunch of up-and-coming hip hoppers.

Anyway, you can grab it HERE!

Hope you dig!

More to come.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Billy Mitchell Presents: Sleigh Bells.

So, our summer of free remix projects continues, unabated.

Today saw the release of our five song Sleigh Bells remix EP, which we have titled "Billy Mitchell Presents: Sleigh Bells."

It's five brand new Metermaids songs over some of the rawest music (courtesy of our remixing genius Matt Stine) we have ever rocked over. To me, it seems like the perfect music to knock in the whiiiiiiip this summer. We've been blessed to be received so warmly from the internets with all of our stuff so far, and this project has been no different. A big thank you to all of the bloggers and writers showing us love (and understanding that this EP is tongue in cheek).

And in our continued effort to let people know how fucking great of a producer our boy Matty is, the EP comes complete with all the instrumentals. MC's think you can spit better than me and Six Guns? Prove it. All we ask is that you let us hear the track. There's a drop box right here on our blog. Do it!

<a href="">We Ztay Shynin' (Treats Remix) by Metermaids</a>

Anyway, you can grab this remix two different places:




We hope you dig. If you do, tell your peoples.

So much more to come.


Monday, August 9, 2010

Breaking Down "Hello" Pt. 4


Tomorrow our brand new EP, Billy Mitchell Presents: Sleigh Bells, comes out. We wanted to throw out the breakdown of one more track from our last album, Hello, before this new album comes out and we have to spend all of our time explaining Bedford Kings to critics.

I decided to break down Two Rows of Teeth, my solo track on Hello. This is actually an updated version of an old solo song over a remix of Them Crooked Vultures' track, New Fang. I wrote Two Rows of Teeth before I was even in Metermaids...back when Swell and I were basically doing solo stuff. I used to always rock the song live and when we started playing shows together and combining sets, I kept doing it. It was always the track we threw over something weird, like Thriller. So when we were coming up with some of the last concepts for Hello, Sean suggested that we throw this old bastard on there. And I was down.

The original song was over a beat by my old friends, Pretty Lights. I haven't kept up with them lately, but apparently they're doing alright for themselves.

And of course, what would a Metermaids song be without a ridiculous and mind-blowing video to accompany it? I put this video together using clips of one of my favorite tree-kicking, glass-fist-punching, empty-pool-fighting screen legends of all time...Jean Claude.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Bedford Kings -- Sleigh Bells Remix.

So, the first track from our Sleigh Bells remix EP, which we've titled "Billy Mitchell Presents: Sleigh Bells" leaked today.

Everyone's seen "King of Kong" right? We named it after that Billy Mitchell, the most wonderful, evil man on the planet. If you haven't seen the movie, I can't recommend it highly enough.

Here is Billy Mitchell:

Anyway, we named the EP after Billy because we wanted to come at it on some arrogant, awesome, in-your-face Billy Mitchell-ness. So, yeah. The EP, subject-wise, is not meant to be taken seriously. We know we are neither cool nor tough. This project is meant to be fun. Hopefully that comes across to people.

That said, the first song is called "The Bedford Kings." Just like everything we release, the entire EP will be free for your consumption. Whaddya think?

<a href="">The Bedford Kings (Sleigh Bells Remix) by Metermaids</a>


Monday, August 2, 2010

We Won!

We never win anything. Thank you so much to everyone who voted for us. The support from our friends and family can be overwhelming.

We have been lax with the blog again because we have been ridiculously, ridiculously busy. We have a project we have kept completely under wraps that we are SUPER excited about coming out with a quickness, and hopefully some much bigger news to relate to everyone soon. I tend to jinx things. So mum is the word right now.

We will be breaking down the mixtape more this week, for anyone who enjoys that little series.

I will leave everyone with this Chromeo Remix of Vampire Weekend's "The Kids Don't Stand a Chance." Now, I have no idea how late I am on this. All I know is that I've listened to it 50 times today.