Hip-hop / Funk
Electronic / Rock
I Do not own any of these photos. I Do not profit from this video in any way. I posted this video solely so you can enjoy this album in entirety. It is worth playing over and over again.
Complete your Metric collection.
Metric’s debut full length album, Grow Up and Blow Away, was originally recorded back in 2001. Following delays due to complications with their record label, the album failed to see the light of day for years; not to mention, Metric had decided to abandon their old sound for more of an indie rock one. Both these led to the album not being released until 2007 when Last Gang Records purchased the rights to the album. The 2007 version (the one you see here on genius. com) differs slightly to the original 2001 version.
Grow Up and Blow Away's phrasing is redolent of another album that was being recorded around the same time, which also felt like it could have made some mainstream waves had it appeared a few years earlier and shed a few experimental tendencies: Dismemberment Plan's Change. It's stiffly funky, with prickly mechanical drums, supple bass lines, and skittering piano loops as its propulsive grist. Guitars are present, but they take a backseat to the pianos, and when the do appear, they're often deployed so texturally they sound more like guiros
Grow Up and Blow Away included the uptempo songs "Grow Up and Blow Away", "Raw Sugar", and "Soft Rock Star", as well as downtempo songs "White Gold", "The Twist", and "Rock Me Now" (which included falsetto singing by Shaw and spoken-word vocals by Haines in a manner reminiscent of "The Mandate", and had an overall jazzy vibe). Parkdale", featuring trumpeting by Shaw and a fanfare intro, concerned the Parkdale, Toronto neighborhood
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 . Connect to this site.
Grow up and blow away. Nobody knows which street to take. Celeste Olliffe-Gold Metric did not release any music in the 90s so you can't really call them a 90s band. In the 90s, before Metric even existed, Emily Haines and James Shaw (without their drummer Winstead & their bassist Scott-Key) released just ONE little-known and now out-of-circulation EP under the band name MAINSTREAM. Metric's debut album came out in 2003.
It's hard to believe that Metric couldn't find anyone to release this album following label changes. What's even more surprising, though, is how well it fits into their current sound despite being recorded in their infancy back in 1999. While rather void of the edgy and rock-fuelled songs that would come later like "Monster Hospital," Grow Up and Blow Away is an excellent primer of what was to come with "Live It Out" and "Old World Underground, Where Are You Now!. The light, melodic electro-pop feel is all over the title track as lead singer Emily.
I posted this video solely so you can enjoy this album in entirety. Giants Fan. Best Metric album of them all. There is something about the atmosphere of this album that makes it superior to all others. They released an EP in 98 under the name Mainstream. Grow up and Blow Away was recorded in 2001 and was their first studio album. However, it was never released until 2007. about 2 years ago. useful76 In reply to iVaNoV mOrEnO. iVaNoV mOrEnO Why would they have "forced label shit" on their debut album? If it doesn't sound like the "Metric sound" it's because this was their first album. Lots of bands take some time to find their groove.
Blue to grey Grow up and blow away. Nobody knows which street to take He took the easy way What was the easy way? First double-cross her heart He wants to start a family She always thought she would not. If she werent writing in blood She'd bring him her jokes A new liver And a shovel for the mud If he were not knee deep in mud He'd bring her his jokes He'd get her a typewriter. If this is the life, why does it feel So good to die today? Blue to grey Grow up and blow away.
|Grow Up And Blow Away||4:13|
|Rock Me Now||3:51|
|On The Sly||3:58|
|Soft Rock Star||4:00|
|Soft Rock Star (Jimmy vs. Joe Mix)||4:23|
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|CDGRON71||Metric||Grow Up And Blow Away (CD, Album, Promo)||Grönland Records||CDGRON71||UK||2007|
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|Q1 00940||Metric||Grow Up And Blow Away (LP, Album, Ltd, Blu)||Last Gang Records||Q1 00940||Canada||2014|
|Q1 00940||Metric||Grow Up And Blow Away (LP, Album, RE)||Last Gang Records||Q1 00940||Canada||2015|
Folk and Country