Or maybe the more faint of heart should think of it as Rain of Ketchup ... One of the things you find out quickly when starting out as a music blogger is that there is intense competition to be the first to break some new group, or be the first to feature the latest album by an already broken but still-considered-hip group. And you can either bow to the pressure and spend all your free time keeping up with the latest releases - and believe me, it takes either a lot [...]
Here you go, my top 10 albums of 2012. I went back and forth on this up until the last minute. But alas, there's no going back now. My picks are official and floating around the world wide web for everyone to scrutinize. And speaking of scrutiny, I would love some feedback. Do you agree/disagree with my picks? What were your favorites this year? Heck, what were your least favorites? Leave a comment below and keep the conversation going. [p.s. see how my final top 10 compared to my favorites back in June and July ] [...]
Yesterday's good highlighted some of the year's best debuts, which makes today the perfect opportunity to highlight tracks from some of 20122s most impressive sophomore efforts. I can only imagine how difficult it is to follow up a debut album, especially when the sophomore release is in high demand. The bands below most definitely avoided the dreaded "sophomore slump", none better so than The xx. Coexist was my most anticipated release of the year and it exceeding all of expectations. Easily my favorite album of the year. And like yesterday's good, the tracks below are a very small [...]
Refused has more rabid fans; Sleigh Bells has more likes on Facebook. The unlikely tourmates each ignited Oakland’s Fox Theater in their own special way.
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In this clip for the new Sleigh Bells video of “End of the Line”, both Alexis and Derek find way to keep busy in god-forsaken suburbia. Whether it’s riding a bike through town, or getting your best cute-goth impression on, there’s a great sense of doom awaiting them. Purchase Reign of Terror now.
SLEIGH BELLS "END OF THE LINE" Pitchfork just released Sleigh Bells ' latest video for " End of the Line ," a song off their album Reign of [...]
Um mundo dominado pelas estrelas da música independente seria um mundo sustentável, afinal, como explicar a fixação que os clipes desses músicos possuem com bicicletas? Se juntando a um time que já inclui Suéteres , Arcade Fire e Corinne Bailey Rae , temos agora uma banda que não parece combinar com a suavidade de um passei de bicicleta: o feroz duo Sleigh Bells e seu novo vídeo, da faixa End of The Line . Derek Miller , que co-dirigiu o vídeo, passeia por aí, pedalando com sua guitarra nas [...]
Sleigh Bells - “End Of The Line”
Sleigh Bells get heavier, stay catchy. 2012, Mom + Pop Music 7.6 / 10.0 After releasing 2010’s Treats, Brooklyn duo Sleigh Bells became one of indie music’s more well-known acts. Driving the band’s success was its debut album that seemingly contained top-to-bottom singles, none bigger than “Rill Rill” (initially [...]
Sorry for the delay, but here it is, the fourth and final post of my favorite albums of 2012 (so far). If I had to rank my favorite albums of the year today, at least three of the albums below would make the cut. But alas, I still have about 5 months to narrow it down, but please check back in December to see who makes the cut. If you haven't already, be sure to check out parts 1-3 ( part 1 // part 2 [...]
Se o anterior álbum dos Sleigh Bells, 'Treats', tinha de alguma forma deixado um marco interessante na sonoridade musical, algo que andava ali pelo limite do hardcore dito aceitável, numa espécie de encontro entre o hard rock/heavy metal e o alternative dance, com um bocadinho de indie rock à mistura, já não posso afirmar o mesmo em relação ao último trabalho do duo, 'Reign of Terror'. Como o
Inspired by Pantera, Sleigh Bells' new video for Demons features some nice crowd-surfing and headbanging at shows in Omaha, Oklahoma City, Dallas, and Houston. The video was directed by member Derek Miller along with Gregory Kohn. In addition to the video, Diplo served up a pretty delicious remix of the track that we have below for you to download. He is currently on tour with the band. MP3 : Sleigh Bells - Demons (Diplo Remix)
Sleigh Bells "Demons" Sleigh Bells , our second Brooklyn band this afternoon, ( see post: Yeasayer ) just released a brand new video today for their song "Demons," off their sophomore album, Reign of Terror . We've posted about Sleigh Bells enough for you to know who [...]
Sleigh Bells are back with a brand new video for 'Demons' which was just posted by Pitchfork.TV. Just like always you either appreciate these guys or wonder what it is you actually just listened to. 'Demons' is a high energy, distorted noisy mess that when you play it loud it actually makes total sense.
Here's a new video from Sleigh Bells for the song Demons , off the album Reign of Terror . I admit I didn't like Sleigh Bells following the band's debut a couple of years ago, but I'm a fan of Reign of Terror . I'm also looking forward to seeing these guys at Pitchfork .
After traveling together on the Paradise Lost tour, Diplo has decided to remix the Sleigh Bells banger, "Demons". Challenging himself with an array of futuristic synthesizers, the esteemed producer transforms the Reign of Terror single effortlessly into a crunk jam. Is there any song that Diplo can't manage to remix? Give this track a spin and let us know what you think. Update: You can also watch the video for the original version of "Demons" below.
sleigh bells @ bowery ballroom ny credit: davidandrako.com Sleigh Bells are finishing up their tour supporting Red Hot Chili Peppers, but once they're done with that, the duo will hit the road on their own summer tour this July. The headlining shows kick off July 2nd in Burlington, VT, and wrap at DC's Merriweather Post Pavillion on July 22nd, where they'll hit the stage with Hot Chip and James Murphy [...]
Sleigh Bells’s debut Treats introduced noise pop in a sugar-coated, cheerleader ready album. While providing a second chapter, Reign of Terror utilizes noise pop for a darker, more haunting sound. The beginning of the album follows in Treats’ path, though. The first song “True Shred Guitar” starts with audio from a live show in New Orleans. The song is amped up, ready to get the crowd riled. If the music itself cannot get someone ready to jump out of the stadium seat then the chorus does it – “Push it, push it, push [...]
Paste hates it, Pitchfork loves it; Sleigh Bells’ second album, Reign of Terror, has generated a viral debate almost as virulent as the argument over the availability of contraception on Georgetown’s Jesuit campus. Though Rush Limbaugh hasn’t gotten involved (yet), it is safe to say that, if nothing else, the polarizing effect has successfully generated a fair amount of press. The indisputable fact remains: reviewers and listeners alike were either shocked, intrigued, euphoric, or all of the above in response to Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss’ debut alum, Treats . Loud, [...]