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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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  • ll-ll-ll

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

    9 Jul 2:59am Reply
  • ShoesMcCoat

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    18 Jun 9:44pm Reply
  • pigeont

    Have they announced anything since Bitter Rivals? Just kidding, I don't care.

    10 Jun 6:38am Reply
  • MESCIZ

    what the fuck happened

    4 Jun 4:40pm Reply
  • pukirocks

    I would really love a new album this year. [1]

    19 May 3:58pm Reply
  • FelipeGaribaldi

    ♥♥♥♥♥

    1 May 4:40am Reply
  • TheOnlyMAD

    Good stuff.

    1 May 2:47am Reply
  • Con-dog

    I would love to hear a song by Sleigh Bells produced by Pharrell Williams.

    2 Apr 9:00pm Reply
  • ZombiePanda3

    I would love to hear a song by Sleigh Bells produced by M.I.A. [4]

    1 Apr 9:54pm Reply
  • theblackjay

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

    6 Mar 3:02am Reply
  • morningdisorder

    I hope they come back from that third album. It was a mess.

    2 Mar 5:03pm Reply
  • Derek521521

    Their debut is one of the most fun and beautiful albums I've ever heard. :)

    18 Feb 2:29pm Reply
  • killcitydevil

    I would love to hear a song by Sleigh Bells produced by M.I.A. [3] That would be amazing

    15 Feb 7:13am Reply
  • maidenofmight

    I would love to hear a song by Sleigh Bells produced by M.I.A. [2]

    26 Jan 12:24pm Reply
  • b0nfire

    rip sexi lexi

    8 Jan 4:54am Reply
  • gui_x

    plaze come to brasil 11!1ONE!1

    24 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Hitlers_Cum

    tractorcore

    7 Dec 2014 Reply
  • uhIgor

    new album please +

    3 Dec 2014 Reply
  • puzzlethebubble

    is the new album coming?

    27 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Dantop

    new album please

    23 Nov 2014 Reply
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