The duo talk perfectionism, not giving up, and the pressures of starting their own label
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Last month, Sleigh Bells returned with the new album Jessica Rabbit. And while serving as musical guests on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night, the duo performed “I Can Only Stare,” the album’s best song. Sleigh Bells are now far enough from their DIY beginnings that they’re performing with a second guitarist, a […]
Sleigh Bells is a noise-pop partnership between two people that formed in the summer of 2008, when Derek Miller, a former Florida resident and ex-guitarist with the metalcore band Poison the Well, met Alexis Krauss, a former New Jersey resident and ex-vocalist with an abortive teen-girl group named RubyBlue. Miller ... More »
The badass musician joins a growing number of women who are speaking out against the shame that comes with the super-common skin condition.
A s Animal Collective were taking critical pop to new heights with a home-state love letter and Crystal Castles were engendering a new internet-infused microcosm, I was an oddball loser, writing about music on a Wordpress since lost, thankfully, to the memory hole. It was a hopelessly adolescent time.
This week in New Music: Martha Wainwright shines on solo album number four, David Bowie (above) gets the reissue treatment on Legacy best of, Sleigh Bells branch out on album number four, REM release a demo version of “Shiny Happy People”… Read The post NEW MUSIC: Martha Wainwright, David Bowie, Sleigh Bells, REM, Westworld Does Radiohead appeared first on Towleroad.
Sleigh Bells Jessica Rabbit [Torn Clean; 2016] Rating: 3/5 A s Animal Collective were taking critical pop to new heights with a home-state love letter and Crystal Castles were engendering a new internet-infused microcosm, I was an oddball loser, writing about music on a Wordpress since lost, thankfully, to the memory hole. Show More Summary
Everything about Jessica Rabbit is visceral
Sleigh Bell’s 2010 debut album, the dazzling Treats, changed the way we listen to loud music and sound. Possessing a penchant for distortion and pop, that album answered a previously unknown question: What happens when we parody the loudness war itself? What happens when pop and noise become music?... Continue reading
Sad13's Slugger, the first solo album by Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis, is by far my favorite new album of the week. Body/Head's No Waves, Martha Wainwright's Goodnight City, and Sleigh Bells' Jessica Rabbit vinyl edition of Gord Downie's Secret...
Even as Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss have moved away from and fudged with the blown-out, hook-driven simplicity of their much-hyped 2010 debut full-length, Treats, they’ve mostly kept on keepin‘ on, tipping a hat to what made Sleigh Bells, well, Sleigh Bells. Show More Summary
Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller make progress toward a more equal partnership.
Also featuring a song off the Hamilton mixtape.
Hero Holidays - Xmas, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Saturnalia, Solstice... by Captain RibMan Sleigh bells ring, and dredels spin, people say Shalom! while standing under mistletoe singing Feliz Navidad. It's a brave new world of holiday fun, where all celebrations are welcome and mixing and matching is encouraged. Show More Summary
Brooklyn two-piece's first LP in three years arrives early.
Sleigh Bells, the New York duo who have developed their own form of crashing and metallic noise-pop, are coming back next week with Jessica Rabbit, their fourth album. The duo worked on the album, the follow-up to 2013’s Bitter Rivals, with Dr. Dre/Fiona Apple collaborator Mike Elizondo, and it’s got a big, brash, bloodthirsty clarity […]
The 2017 Ecstatic Music Festival runs Jan 9 through May 13 at The Kaufman Center in NYC. Continue reading…
Do you hear what I hear? Not the spooky cackling of our nation’s ghouls — the sound of sleigh bells on the horizon. It’s Halloween, which means ’tis already Christmas album season. You’d think by now the world’s supply of holiday music would be complete, particularly since most of these releases recycle the same handful […]