Sleigh Bells and Freelance Whales need your help. BBC’s 6Music has drawn up a list of their favorite 100 tracks, and needs you to narrow it down to 40. Click the link and vote for Sleigh Bells “Tell ‘Em” or Freelance Whales “Hannah.”
As 2010 comes to a close, Sleigh Bells are getting a whole lot of year-end love for their debut album, ‘Treats.’ Not only has the band been featured on “best of” lists from NPR, MySpace and Paste, but now the the duo has landed on Rolling Stone‘s Best Singles of 2010, as well as Bob Boilen’s and Rob Hilton’s personal Top 10 lists.
‘Infinity Guitars,’ ‘Rill Rill’ and ‘Treats’ as a whole are applauded this week. Check out what the tastemakers have to say below. Congrats to Sleigh Bells! (more…)
Myspace has released its Best Albums of 2010 list, and both Sleigh Bells and Tokyo Police Club have made the cut! The Brooklyn-based duo landed the No. 6 spot with their debut album ‘Treats,’ while the Canadian four-piece’s latest LP, ‘Champ,’ ranked 31st among the 50 honored records.
The social networking site touts ‘Treats’ as Sleigh Bells’ “buzzed-and-fuzzed debut,” which offers “the musical equivalent of eating a bag (or three) of Sour Patch Kids then chasing that with a two-liter of Mountain Dew.” Myspace also calls ‘Champ’ Tokyo Police Club’s “most ‘mature’ effort, but the fact that they managed to create it without losing their sense of youth or spirit is what makes it such a rare, unlikely joy.” (more…)
Mom + Pop is represented hard with both Sleigh Bells and Freelance Whales making the magazine’s 50 Best Albums of 2010 list. We couldn’t be more proud of our artists!
Sleigh Bells’ ‘Treats’ comes in at No. 6., for being “the logical conclusion of the loudness war; it manages to challenge basic assumptions of how music can (and should) sound.” Preach!
Freelance Whales’ debut album ‘Weathervanes’ comes in at No. 29, being touted as “whimsy” and encompassing “enough layers of peculiar instrumentation to make Sufjan Stevens jealous.” We couldn’t have said it better. (more…)
Sleigh Bells’ debut album ‘Treats’ has been selected as one of NPR’s 50 Favorite Albums of 2010! The list incorporates the best releases of the year, and in NPR’s words, “the ones that inspired us, surprised us and stayed with us more than any others.”
David Safar of The Current praises Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller’s sound, and says that ‘Treats’ is “the impressive product of their unlikely pairing.” He adds that the album is “instantly gratifying, with the pair taking what they like from pop and hardcore and leaving the rest behind.”
Check out the full write up here. Congrats to Sleigh Bells!
“Heads up…the new video for “Riot Rhythm” is an unofficial fan video,” Sleigh Bells announced on their Twitter on Thursday. “Pretty badass though!”
Badass indeed. Director Bo Mirosseni, the guy behind distinctive ads for Starburst, Ball Park Franks and Virgin Mobile, has graced the Brooklyn duo with a super cool music video, inspired by Karate Kid. Read what Pitchfork has to say about the awesomeness here, and watch the full video below!
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