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Listen: Sleigh Bells – “Rainmaker”

Kid Kruschev Due Out November 10 via Torn Clean

Oct 24, 2017

Sleigh Bells (Alexis Krauss and Derek E. Miller) are releasing a new mini-album, Kid Kruschev, on November 10 via their own label Torn Clean. Previously they shared its first single, "And Saints." Now they have shared another track from the album, "Rainmaker." More

Sleigh Bells Announce New Mini-Album, Share New Song “And Saints”

Kid Kruschev Due Out November 10 via Torn Clean

Oct 10, 2017

Sleigh Bells (Alexis Krauss and Derek E. Miller) have announced a new mini-album, Kid Kruschev, and have shared its first single, "And Saints." Kid Kruschev is due out November 10 via their own label Torn Clean. Listen to "And Saints" below, followed by the mini-album's tracklist and cover art. More

Sleigh Bells Announce 2017 Tour Dates

Jessica Rabbit Out Now via Torn Clean/Sinderlyn

Dec 12, 2016

Sleigh Bells (Alexis Krauss and Derek E. Miller) released their fourth album, Jessica Rabbit, last month via Torn Clean/Sinderlyn. Now the duo has announced some 2017 tour dates that go down in February and March and take in Europe and North America. Check them out below, followed by the video for "I Can Only Stare."  More

Watch Sleigh Bells Perform “I Can Only Stare” on “Colbert”

Jessica Rabbit Out Now via Torn Clean/Sinderlyn

Dec 01, 2016

Sleigh Bells (Alexis Krauss and Derek E. Miller) released their fourth album, Jessica Rabbit, last month via Torn Clean/Sinderlyn. Last night the duo stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform "I Can Only Stare."  More

Stream the New Album by Sleigh Bells - “Jessica Rabbit”

Jessica Rabbit Due Out November 11 via Torn Clean/Sinderlyn

Nov 03, 2016

Sleigh Bells (Alexis Krauss and Derek E. Miller) are releasing their fourth album, Jessica Rabbit, next Friday (November 11) via Torn Clean/Sinderlyn More

Watch: Sleigh Bells - “I Can Only Stare” Video

Jessica Rabbit Due Out November 11 via Torn Clean/Sinderlyn

Oct 26, 2016

Sleigh Bells (Alexis Krauss and Derek E. Miller) are releasing their fourth album, Jessica Rabbit, on November 11 via Torn Clean/Sinderlyn. At the end of August the band released a video for "It's Just Us Now" and at the beginning of the month the band shared "I Can Only Stare." More

Listen: Sleigh Bells - “I Can Only Stare”

Jessica Rabbit Due Out November 11 via Torn Clean/Sinderlyn

Oct 03, 2016

Sleigh Bells (Alexis Krauss and Derek E. Miller) are releasing their fourth album, Jessica Rabbit, on November 11 via Torn Clean/Sinderlyn. At the end of August the band released a video for "It's Just Us Now." Now the band have shared another song from it, "I Can Only Stare," via Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio show on Apple Music. More

Watch: Sleigh Bells - “It’s Just Us Now” Video

Jessica Rabbit Due Out November 11 via Torn Clean/Sinderlyn

Aug 30, 2016

Sleigh Bells (Alexis Krauss and Derek E. Miller) are releasing their fourth album, Jessica Rabbit, on November 11 via Torn Clean/Sinderlyn. More

Aug 24, 2016

Sleigh Bells' "Demons" (from 2012's sophomore album Reign of Terror) was used to great effect in last fall's season one finale of Jessica Jones. A character listened to the song loudly on noise-cancelling headphones to help counteract David Tennant's villainous and charismatic Kilgrave, who can control minds with the sound of his voice. It was a strong reminder of the power of the duo's music. Since then Alexis Krauss and Derek E. Miller have released three new songs and long teased their fourth album, the follow-up to 2013's Bitter Rivals. Now the album has been announced, and it's named after another famous fictional Jessica, Jessica Rabbit (Roger Rabbit's Kathleen Turner-voiced femme fatale wife in the beloved 1988 Disney live action/animation hybrid film Who Framed Roger Rabbit?).  More

Jul 19, 2016

Sleigh Bells have shared a brand new song, "Hyper Dark." They have also announced some new tour dates. "Hyper Dark" follows two other new songs, "Rule Number One," which was released in June, and "Champions of Unrestricted Beauty," that was released back in December.  More

Jun 07, 2016

Sleigh Bells have shared a brand new song, "Rule Number One," to Spotify (it also premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show today, but was online early). Listen below via both Spotify and Beats 1. More

Dec 07, 2015

Sleigh Bells have shared a brand new song, "Champions of Unrestricted Beauty," to Soundcloud. As some fans have already pointed out, decidedly missing from the mix is the band's distinctive guitar sound. The band are working on the follow-up to 2013's Bitter Rivals and this song will presumably show up on their next album.  More

Feb 24, 2015

Sunday was the second day of Air+Style, a festival founded by Shaun White aimed at bringing together the worlds of snowboarding and music.  More

Sleigh Bells Announce Tour Dates

Shows Begin Tonight

Apr 30, 2014

Sleigh Bells are hitting the road.  More

Listen: Sleigh Bells – “Young Legends (Jam City Mix)”

Bitter Rivals is out now On Mom + Pop

Mar 21, 2014

Sleigh Bells recently tapped Jam City to remix their Bitter Rivals banger “Young Legends.” More

Sleigh Bells Announce North American Tour Dates

Shows Kick Off In Austin During SXSW

Mar 06, 2014

Sleigh Bells are hitting the road in support of Bitter RivalsMore

Watch: Sleigh Bells on “Letterman”

Perform "Young Legends"

Jan 14, 2014

Continuing the support of their latest album Bitter Rivals Brooklyn duo Sleigh Bells were welcomed as the musical on Dave Letterman's Late Show last night. More

Nov 22, 2013

Last night Sleigh Bells were welcomed as the musical guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. More

Oct 22, 2013

Last weekend, San Francisco hosted the Treasure Island Festival. Among the many bands to perform were Beck and Sleigh Bells. More

Watch: Sleigh Bells on “Kimmel”

Perform "Bitter Rivals" and "Tiger Kit"

Oct 18, 2013

Last night Brooklyn noise rock duo Sleigh Bells appeared as the musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! performing material from their newly released third LP Bitter Rivals. More

Oct 01, 2013

Next week west coast noise pop duo Sleigh Bells will release their third full-length album Bitter Rivals. More

Listen: Sleigh Bells - “You Don’t Get Me Twice”

New Album Bitter Rivals Out Oct. 8

Sep 16, 2013

On Oct. 8 skuzzy noise pop duo Sleigh Bells will release their third full-length album Bitter Rivals. More

Sep 03, 2013

Sleigh Bells have announced the release of third studio album, Bitter Rivals. More

Under the Radar Announces the Best of 2012 Issue featuring Grimes on the Cover

Issue also Includes Top 100 Albums of 2012; Artist Surveys; and Interviews with Passion Pit, Scott Walker, Tig Notaro, The xx, Sleigh Bells, Wild Nothing vs. The Go-Betweens, Jessie Ware, and more

Dec 21, 2012

Under the Radar’s Best of 2012 issue is shipping out to stores and subscribers and will be on newsstands nationwide in January. It features Grimes on the cover and includes interviews with other artists who made an impact in the last year, including Baroness, Julia Holter, Mount Eerie, Tig Notaro, Passion Pit, Purity Ring, Ty Segall, Sleigh Bells, Swans, Trust, Scott Walker, Jessie Ware, Wild Nothing vs. The Go-Betweens, and The xx. Plus the Top 100 albums of the year and Year-End Artist Surveys. More

Dec 10, 2012

Over the weekend Cyndi Lauper held her second annual benefit concert in New Orleans to support her True Colors Fund in its mission to help homeless LGBT youth. More

Nov 01, 2012

Despite the blistering pace they've kept in 2012, Sleigh Bells have found time to enter the studio to lay down three tracks for a new album.  More

Check Out Photos of FYF Fest 2012 - Day One - M83, Chromatics, Fucked Up

Plus Chairlift, James Blake, Moonface, Sleigh Bells and More

Sep 03, 2012

On Saturday September 1, the nineth annual FYF Fest went down at Los Angeles’ State Historic Park in Downtown L.A. We sent photographer Steven Dewall down to cover the action. Check out his shots of Chairlift,ChromaticsFucked UpJames BlakeJohn MausM83MoonfacePurity Ring, Redd Kross, Sleigh BellsThe Valelines, and Warpaint here. More

Aug 27, 2012

Most of the time noise pop duo Sleigh Bells enjoy exuding a particular type of image, one that speaks of being hard-edged, rebellious, and care-free in a weird, early '90s vintage kind of way. More

Aug 22, 2012

Continuing to scour the globe for amazing food and culture American chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain will be taking his show "No Reservations" to the exotic environment of Austin, TX when his show premieres its new season on Sept. 3. More

Sleigh Bells Announce Additional Tour Dates

Headlining Converse City Carnage in NYC

Jun 19, 2012

Since the release of their sophomore album Reign of Terror Sleigh Bells have been touring at an absolutely nonstop pace, recently finishing up a string of dates opening for Red Hot Chili Peppers just last month. More

Watch: Sleigh Bells - “Demons” Video

Directed by Derek Miller

May 22, 2012

Noise-pop duo Sleigh Bells have premiered their newest music video for their Reign of Terror track "Demons." More

Sleigh Bells Announce Summer Tour

Reign of Terror Continues

May 07, 2012

Noise-pop duo Sleigh Bells have announced a smattering of new performances set to take place throughout July. More

Listen: Sleigh Bells Cover Beyoncé

A Straightforward Take on “Irreplaceable”

Mar 08, 2012

What do AntonyThe HorrorsChairlift, and now Sleigh Bells have in common? Answer: and unquenchable thirst for BeyoncéMore

Sleigh Bells Add More Tour Dates

Expanding Their Reign of Terror

Feb 28, 2012

Before joining up with the Red Hot Chili Peppers on the road later this spring, noise-pop duo Sleigh Bells have scheduled a number of additional performances across North America in support of their sophomore album Reign of Terror. More

Watch: Sleigh Bells Play “SNL”

Justin Timberlake Impersonates Bon Iver

Feb 20, 2012

New York noise-pop duo Sleigh Bells visited the set of Saturday Night Live over the weekend, playing songs "Comeback Kid" and "End of the Line" off their sophomore album Reign of Terror. More

Stream Sleigh Bells’ New Album

Listen to Reign of Terror in Full

Feb 14, 2012

Coinciding with a feature story published this morning, The New York Times has gotten itself an exclusive stream of Sleigh Bells' forthcoming sophomore LP Reign of Terror. More

Listen: Sleigh Bells - “Comeback Kid”

New Track off Reign of Terror

Jan 16, 2012

Sleigh Bells have unveiled the first proper single to their upcoming new album Reign of Terror. More

Noise Pop Announces 2012 Lineup

Includes Special Performance by The Flaming Lips

Jan 16, 2012

Celebrating its 20th anniverssary, this year's Noise Pop festival has announced its expanded line-up, including the likes of Sleigh Bells, Mac McCaughan from Superchunk, Matthew Dear, Bob Mould, The Dodos, and Cursive. More

Sleigh Bells Announce Tour Dates

Playing Select Gigs in February

Jan 11, 2012

Sleigh Bells have announced that after taking part in a number of peformances circulating the band's home state of Florida, the noise-pop duo will continue on the road with a select number of appearances throughout the rest of the U.S. (with one stop in Canada). More

Jan 04, 2012

Those looking forward to purchasing Sleigh Bells' new record Reign of Terror for his or her sweetheart this coming Valentine's Day will unfortunately have to wait another week. More

Listen: “Born to Lose” – Sleigh Bells

Reign of Terror Out February 14

Dec 15, 2011

Sleigh Bells just dropped “Born to Lose” a cut off their forthcoming sophomore album Reign of Terror (out February 14). We have the track.  More

Dec 07, 2011

Just days after announcing that their upcoming second album would be called Reign of TerrorSleigh Bells have now felt it appropriate to fill fans in on a little more information on the record. More

Dec 02, 2011

Noise-blasting pop duo Sleigh Bells have announced the follow-up to their breakthrough 2010 debut Treats. More

Jan 27, 2011

A blow to the head, a bloody telephone, and some seriously styling senior portraits—these are all just elements of the new Sleigh Bells’ video.  More

Sleigh Bells Hit The Road, Drop New Video

Dates Kick Off This April

Jan 24, 2011

Agro-poppers Sleigh Bells are planning an assault on 2011 in both video and tour form. We have the info.  More

Sep 20, 2010

Noise-poppers Sleigh Bells are no strangers to badass posturing. So it should come to no surprise that new video for Treats cut “Infinity Guitars” involves, baseball bats, fire, and cheerleaders. We have the clip.  More

Virgin Mobile Fest Announces Line-up

Free Festival September 25th

Jul 20, 2010

Indie shmindie. Sometimes it’s hard to argue with cooperate sponsorship. Today, Virgin Mobile announced its free festival (September 25th at Merriweather Post Pavilion) and it is a dozy. The daylong genre-hopping festival will play host to buzz bands such as Sleigh Bells and Neon Indian, scene stalwarts LCD Soundsystem and M.I.A. and legends such as Pavement and Joan Jett. We have the full lineup.  More

Sleigh Bells Ring In New Album With World Tour

Dates Begin Tomorrow in Croatia

Jun 10, 2010

Sleigh Bells are hitting the road for their first ever world tour in support of debut album, Treats. We have the dates.  More

Apr 17, 2010

Mar 15, 2010

Beat-heavy Brooklyn band Sleigh Bells is getting some help from the mistress of beats, M.I.A.  In partnership with Mom+Pop music, M.I.A.'s imprint NEET will be releasing the duo's debut album, Treats on May 11th. They are also planning an extensive tour. We have the dates. More



Reviews

Bitter Rivals

Bitter Rivals

Mom + Pop

Oct 10, 2013

"You are my bitter rival/And I need you for survival" sings Sleigh Bells frontwoman Alexis Krauss on Bitter Rivals' opening and title tracka sentiment that applies well to Sleigh Bells in general, when you think about it.  More

Reign of Terror

Reign of Terror

Mom + Pop

Feb 21, 2012

"Push it! Push it! Push it! True shred guitar!" Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss screams in the first track of Reign of Terror, splaying the album's M.O. clear and (oh-so-staggeringly) loud. If 2010's Treats was an experiment in excessive volume, this is their demonstration of excessive force. Reign of Terror packs a visceral wallop, at moments far more bruising than anything on its predecessor. More

Treats

Treats

Mom + Pop/NEET

Jun 03, 2010

Despite a name that evokes thoughts of Christmas kitsch and a stage persona that leaves many cold, Sleigh Bells are here to stay. With the blown-out speaker quality of last year's widely-circulated, under-produced demos ("Ring Ring," "Crown on the Ground," "Beach Girls," "Infinity Guitars") tamed to a more palatable squeal, multi-instrumentalist Derek Miller and vocalist Alexis Krauss have created a delicious summer album, shimmying through the worlds of pop, electro, and hip-hop like a pair of sugar-buzzed kids in a candy store. More

Coachella 2010 Day One Report - Yeasayer, Grizzly Bear, Fever Ray, LCD Soundsystem, and more

Apr 17, 2010

Coachella 2010 began under the cloud of an erupting volcano. Several of the European artists playing this year had to cancel their Coachella appearances due to the Icelandic volcano eruption grounding all flights from the U.K. and other parts of Europe. So day one of Coachella was greeted with the news that we wouldn't be seeing Frightened Rabbit, Delphic, The Cribs (with Johnny Marr), or Gary Numan after all. And only a few days earlier Mew had already cancelled due to illness. So this year's festival was already starting with some losses, Mew and Delphic probably being the most unfortunate ones. But while there were few artists playing Coachella 2010 who I both hadn't seen before and was dying to see (Pavement being one of them), the lineup was still rigged with enough great artists so that I had little time to eat and take breaks between bands. Here's what I saw during day one. More