The crash-bang-screeeech-fun-pop music duo from Brooklyn have toned down their brain-melting melodies in a cover of Beyonce's 2006 mega hit: Irreplaceable. The song is dreamy and dazzling, with Alexis Krauss adding an extra sweetness with her light, etherial vocals. Sleigh Bells recently tore up the Saturday Night Live stage during Maya Rudolph's episode with only 2 [...]
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You didn’t think one tinny performance on SNL was gonna derail these kids, did you? No, ma’am. Now they’re covering Beyoncé and not even using the distortion pedal once. Cheeky monkeys! Stereogum: Earlier today, Sleigh Bells stopped by Zane Lowe’s BBC show and aired a couple of acoustic tracks they’d recorded for a Maida Vale session. Show More Summary
Sleigh Bells have such a unique sound that they could easily put their own spin on just about any song they chose to cover — which is why it makes it so odd that they chose to make this such a straightforward cover. It sounds great, but with the acoustic (12 string?) and Alexis’ airy [...]
The noise pop rockers tone it down for a pretty faithful and lovely rendition of the 2006 ballad.
Keepin' it simple and sexy.
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Earlier today, Sleigh Bells stopped by Zane Lowe’s BBC show and aired a couple of acoustic tracks they’d recorded for a Maida Vale session. One was an unplugged version of the single “Comeback Kid,” and the other was their take on their possible future collaborator Beyoncé’s breakup anthem “Irreplaceable.” It’s a completely straight-up cover that [...]
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