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Sleigh Bells ‘Reign of Terror’

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It hurt like going to the dentist, except that your dentist was Kanye West, except that Kanye West was produced by Crystal Castles, except that Crystal Castles has just revealed that they had been borne of the ashes and silt of the krautrock scene. My expectations and excitement were through the roof for this album, so it was easy to be let down (I was indeed). For all of the school-shooter imagery, the whole thing felt a little wrist-slashy…

21 Feb 2012 | More

Bonnaroo 2011: The Ten-Mile Odyssey and Orwellian Undertones Are Still Worth It

This year, I was excited to see both Sleigh Bells and Band of Skulls, but many others had the same idea, since both performances were relatively packed, considering they were both tent shows on Thursday. Neither band disappointed, whether it was explosive sounds and lights from Sleigh Bells or the bluesy cords of Band of Skulls. I had gone into the festival predicting that Band of Skulls will make the same type of jump in exposure as Mumford & Sons had during the previous year…

20 Jun 2011 | 1 comment | More

Oberhofer Tour with Neon Indian, Sleigh Bells and More Begins April 28th in Brooklyn

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Brooklyn’s Oberhofer takes it to the road again, starting tomorrow in their hometown at Music Hall of Williamsburg, NY. Tour kicks off with Cults. Their ‘Away Frm U/Dead Girls’ 7″ is out now on Inflated Records.

27 Apr 2011 | More

Princeton to Tour with CSS and Sleigh Bells and Release ‘To the Alps’ Remix

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LA’s minimalist synthpop act Princeton, named after their Santa Monica street rather than the prestigious college, just released their latest remix of “To The Alps,” given a sun-fueled, danceable treatment from Brighton, UK’s Kinema.

14 Apr 2011 | More

Sleigh Bells to tour with CSS and Neon Indian, Video Premiere for ‘Rill Rill’

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Not that we don’t love hearing Sleigh Bells over those incessant Skins commercials on MTV, but it’s nice to have some fresh and relevant news on our fave Brooklyn duo. The John Watts-directed video for critically acclaimed Treats highlight “Rill Rill” will debut this Thursday, January 27th…

24 Jan 2011 | More

Sleigh Bells to Tour with LCD Soundsystem

After finishing up their headlining summer tour, Brooklyn duo Sleigh Bells are hopping right back on the tour bus to open for LCD Soundsystem as of September 24th.

6 Aug 2010 | More

Pitchfork Music Festival 2010, Day Three: Lightning Bolt, Major Lazer, Big Boi, Sleigh Bells and Pavement

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As Pitchfork Day Three starts, I am tired, my feet are numb and my back isn’t even speaking to me. It has been a long festival and the sense that I’m gathering while traversing the festival grounds is that we are all waiting for… something. For greatness. For that elusive something that makes us stand up and say, “Yes!”

19 Jul 2010 | 7 comments | More

Sleigh Bells to Hit the Road in July

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Electro buzz magnets Sleigh Bells are set to hit the road on a headlining tour starting July 1 in Baltimore in support of their recently released debut effort, Treats (out now on N.E.E.T. Recordings/Mom + Pop Records).

11 Jun 2010 | More

Sleigh Bells – ‘Treats’

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The hype around the Sleigh Bells album Treats has been breathless and immediate. So breathless in fact that tickets to see the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Florida duo at the out-of-the-way Brooklyn watering hole Coco66 were sold out. Now, upon first listen to the album (co-released by M.I.A.’s new N.E.E.T. Recordings imprint), and resulting Twitter mayhem after its NPR streaming debut, all the hype is beginning to make sense.

17 May 2010 | 11 comments | More

Pitchfork Music Festival Confirms Final Additions to Line-up

The lineup for the 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival has now been finalized with the addition of buzzworthy acts Major Lazer, Wolf Parade, Beach House and Neon Indian, and Big Boi of Outkast fame.

9 Apr 2010 | More