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Sleigh Bells

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Brooklyn, New York, USA (2008 – present)

Sleigh Bells is an and duo formed in 2008 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. The band members are Alexis Krauss (vocalist, lyricist) and Derek E. Miller (songwriter, guitarist, producer). Miller was formerly the guitarist for the hardcore band Poison the Well, and Krauss was a member of the teen pop group RubyBlue.

In 2008, Miller was waiting tables at a neighborhood Brazilian restaurant, Miss Favela, where he encountered Alexis and her mother. When he mentioned he was looking for a female vocalist to work with on a musical project, Krauss’ mother immediately volunteered her. After steadily gaining popularity throughout 2009, Sleigh Bells signed to M.I.A.’s label N.E.E.T. in Spring 2010.

The duo released the 7-track EP Sleigh Bells. The EP received much attention and all but the last two tracks were re-recorded for their debut album.

Sleigh Bells issued the single “Tell ‘Em” as a free download in April 2010. On 11 May 2010, they released their debut full-length album entitled Treats. Amidst blown-out drum beats, fuzzed guitars and synth-pop sensibilities, Krauss balances each song with a voice that is both forceful and elegant. Four other singles supported the album: “Crown on the Ground”, “Infinity Guitars”, “Rill Rill” and “Riot Rhythm”.

Sleigh Bells began recording songs for their second studio album in June 2011. Describing the sound of the new album, Krauss said, “It sounds really huge, so there’s going to still be tons of volume”.

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  • TheVanWyngarden

    love at first listen. thiz band is daaaa shiiiet

    4 Oct 3:50pm Reply
  • Wiiiiijjj

    This rhythm is epic

    3 Oct 10:58am Reply
  • kokosbl

    Первый альбом самый нойзовый, второй - самый мрачный, третий - самый попсовый. спасибо, по больше таких вот коментов бы

    24 Sep 7:37pm Reply
  • SK8ergirlGC

    http://www.last.fm/music/Sleigh+Bells/+images/100992311

    10 Sep 12:42pm Reply
  • Carpe4Diem

    Первый альбом самый нойзовый, второй - самый мрачный, третий - самый попсовый.

    6 Sep 8:55am Reply
  • ll-ll-ll

    I would love to hear a song by Sleigh Bells produced by Michael Jackson.

    20 Aug 9:21pm Reply
  • yellowrain2

    I would love to hear a song by Sleigh Bells produced by M.I.A.

    31 Jul 1:14pm Reply
  • Sawoi

    Their shows are unbelievable

    14 Jul 11:56am Reply
  • amandeepv

    2 tickets available for Sleigh Bells @ Village Underground tonight, £15 each.

    2 Jul 10:31am Reply
  • Cody_Nova

    "the sort of band that really only had 1 album in them" Bullshit. [2]

    27 Jun 8:49pm Reply
  • zven2zven

    You know I only really got around to listening to the newest album today and I'll be honest, I was expecting it to be crap from all the reviews but I was so surprised! I think it's their best yet! They seem to have improved with every album in my opinion but I can still see why a lot of you guys prefer their first.... It just boils down to different tastes really. I think you probably do have to be a fan of at least a little pop music to appreciate Bitter Rivals because it is quite poppy & not as heavy as Treats. I don't agree they they've stayed the same at all, all the albums are quite different, I'm surprised some people don't see that. (2)

    20 Jun 3:30am Reply
  • KillaB-zilla

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    13 Jun 4:15am Reply
  • Parabellum13x

    "the sort of band that really only had 1 album in them" Bullshit.

    14 May 7:48pm Reply
  • KingsAndQueen

    I'm in love.

    4 May 8:20pm Reply
  • FuzzyxPickles

    treats>alexis krauss hair>reign in terror>opposite of December>bitter rivals

    24 Apr 1:02am Reply
  • mayronalbino

    22 Apr 12:28am Reply
  • lightdeceiver

    You know I only really got around to listening to the newest album today and I'll be honest, I was expecting it to be crap from all the reviews but I was so surprised! I think it's their best yet! They seem to have improved with every album in my opinion but I can still see why a lot of you guys prefer their first.... It just boils down to different tastes really. I think you probably do have to be a fan of at least a little pop music to appreciate Bitter Rivals because it is quite poppy & not as heavy as Treats. I don't agree they they've stayed the same at all, all the albums are quite different, I'm surprised some people don't see that.

    18 Apr 9:33am Reply
  • AnnChess

    I still don't understand the hate with the new album. Minnie, Sing Like a Wire, Young Legends and To Hell With You are some of my absolute favorite songs by them!

    5 Apr 2:56am Reply
  • Hoffy17

    I think their appeal has just worn off a bit, especially 'cos they haven't really changed it up. But I still love their music.

    2 Apr 6:29am Reply
  • victormeireles

    riot rhythm ♥

    31 Mar 6:58pm Reply
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