September 16, 2013 § Leave a comment
After announcing their third studio LP, Bitter Rivals, Sleigh Bells are back with more music! The latest, titled “You Don’t Get Me Twice”, is a jittery but oddly melodic tune (thanks to Alexis Krauss’ pop-heavy vocals). It has a lighter production that we’re used to, with Derek Miller easing off the hard-hitting guitar riffs.
Look out for Bitter Rivals on October 8.
September 4, 2013 § 1 Comment
Everyone’s favorite noise-pop duo, Sleigh Bells, are planning a quick comeback as they’ve announced the follow-up to 2012’s epic Reign Of Terror. Bitter Rivals, the duo’s third album, is set to be released on October 8. They’ve paired the announcement with an official video for the album’s first single, also called “Bitter Rivals.”
The video is typical Sleigh Bells, with singer Alexis Krauss showing off her boxing moves while wearing a leopard robe and Derek Miller donning a LSU jersey and rocking out on his guitar. The song itself maintains the duo’s signature sound of thrashing, metal-heavy guitar riffs combined with delicate pop melodies – pair that with a super-cool yet low-key ’80s hip-hop undertone.
It is definitely not a departure from Reign of Terror, but hopefully this new album will expand that sound into something a bit more grimy and less chaotic. Bitter Rivals is produced by Miller and mixed by Andrew Dawson (Yeezus, Wolf, Watch the Throne).
Listen to “Bitter Rivals” below and view the album’s tracklisting:
1. Bitter Rivals
4. Sing Like a Wire
5. Young Legends
6. Tiger Kit
7. You Don’t Get Me Twice
8. To Hell With You
10. Love Sick
Check out Sleigh Bells’ Fall tour dates after the jump!
January 25, 2013 § Leave a comment
After announcing their jam-packed lineup earlier this month, Ultra Music released the just as strong lineup for “Phase 2”. Artists like Snoop Dogg, The Weeknd, Pretty Lights, Azealia Banks and Sleigh Bells have all been added to Ultra’s double-weekend festival.
For Phase 1, artists include David Guetta, Avicci, Swedish House Mafia (who will be performing their last show), Crystal Castles, Deadmau5, Hot Chip and more.
The festival will take place on March 15-17 and March 22-24 at Bayfront Park in Miami. Click here for more information!
Check out the full lineup in the two video teasers below:
May 22, 2012 § Leave a comment
Sleigh Bells just dropped their new video for their third single “Demons”, off their sophomore album Reign of Terror.
The clip (inspired by metal band Pantera) shows the duo performing at various concerts in Dallas, Houston and Omaha – with tons of moshing and head-banging.
Check it out below:
After the jump, check out tourmate Diplo’s remix of the noise-pop duo’s monstrous track!
May 7, 2012 § Leave a comment
If you couldn’t get enough of Sleigh Bells’ sophomore record, Reign of Terror, then you can’t miss the noise-pop duo when they go on tour this summer!
Check out the dates below:
05-07 Boston, MA – TD Bank North Garden $
05-10 Washington, DC – Verizon Center $
05-11 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center $
05-12 Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues
06-01 Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound
06-02 London, England – Field Day Festival
07-02 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground *%
07-03 Boston, MA – House of Blues *%
07-05 Montreal, Quebec – Corona %
07-06 Ottawa, Ontario – Lebreton Flats Park (Ottawa Blues Festival)
07-07 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom *%
07-09 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues *%
07-10 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection * %
07-12 Kansas City, MO – Beaumont Club %
07-13 Louisville, KY – Forecastle Fest
07-14 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Festival
07-16 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage %
07-17 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater *%
07-18 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls *%
07-19 Philadelphia, PA – Making Time 12th Anniversary HYPER-RAGER !
07-22 Washington, DC – Merriweather Post Pavilion #@
$ with Red Hot Chili Peppers
* with Class Actress
% with Jel
! with Dave P & Sammy Slice, Making Time DJs
# with Hot Chip
@ with James Murphy (DJ set)
Photo Courtesy of: Sleigh Bells Facebook
April 9, 2012 § 1 Comment
Renowned and oft-controversial music source Pitchfork plans to make this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival bigger than ever before!
Pitchfork announced a few acts from the festival’s lineup back in February, but the full expanded lineup is finally here. With acts including Clams Casino, Dirty Projectors, Feist, Sleigh Bells, Nicolas Jaar and more, there is no doubt that this year’s festival will be one to remember.
Photo Courtesy of: Pitchfork