July 28th 2010
There’s a new batch of press out about Sleigh Bells!
Robot Scream has nothing but praise, while warning computer speakers everywhere of their impending doom.
Yeah Right Blog picked "Rill Rill" as their Song of the Week on the 18th.
MusicOMH.com has a breakdown of the band’s sound to hype up the UK release of Treats (coming to the UK on the 9th of August).
PreFix Mag online has an interview with the band that occurred just before their Pitchfork Music Festival set. They talk a lot about songs they’ve been writing on the road.
Self-TitledMag.com has posted an interview with Derek Miller that resulted from a small Twitter feud that arose between Miller and the magazine.
July 21st 2010
July 15th 2010
There have been several reviews of "Treats" recently:
Several of Paste Magazine‘s "Best Music of 2010 (So Far)" lists include it.
It also received positive reviews in the Seattle PI, at WalletPop.com, at GrooveMine.com, and at NotZombies.com.
It is currently on the Rolling Stone’s Top College Radio Albums chart:
Also, One Song a Day Blog LOVES "Crown On The Ground."
June 2nd 2010
Check out the great article about Sleigh Bells in the latest issue of NME!
May 13th 2010
Check out the latest issue of Rolling Stone to see the Sleigh Bells "Breaking" piece and the "Tell ‘Em" single review!
May 11th 2010
Check out NPR.org to listen to "Treats" streaming in its entirety for a week! LISTEN HERE!
"Treats, the debut album from the electro-rock duo Sleigh Bells, is a thrill ride: It’s aggressive but not macho and smart without losing its sense of fun. Most of all, it’s somehow both an aural assault and a piece of pop candy, albeit one in a overblown wrapper. In Sleigh Bells, Derek Miller is responsible for the excessively compressed beats and abrupt guitars, while singer Alexis Krauss provides a melodic counterpoint, with a sweetness that can turn fierce.
For all the aural assaults contained therein, Treats lives up to its name. A guitar in "Infinity Guitars" sounds like The Kinks’ Dave Davies playing "You Really Got Me," while a liberal sample from Funkadelic’s Maggot Brain forms the basis for the breeziest song on the record, "Rill Rill."
The overblown percussion can be exhausting — Treats will certainly be polarizing — but this music is much warmer and bassier than any of the demos I’d heard leading up to the album’s release. I recently made the mistake of putting it on at 6:45 a.m., and I don’t think they meant for me to do that.
Sleigh Bells’ Treats will stream here in its entirety for a week, starting on its May 11 release date."