We’re going to keep it in Brooklyn, NY this week and announce Sleigh Bells as our Artist of the Week. Formed by the two musicians Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss in 2008, Sleigh Bells brought a crazy new sound to the scene. Formerly a guitarist for the band Poison the Well, Miller writes the songs using heavily distorted guitars, while laying down crunchy beats with huge bass. Krauss is the energy of the group, able to belt out shrieking screams, but also is able to keep it low-key at times. Since 2009, they have played shows and festivals including at Coachella 2010, Primavera Sound Festival, SXSW 2010, and the Pitchfork Music Festival. They just released their first album May 11, 2010, which brings to the listener all the sounds we described above. Sleigh Bells is definitely one of the craziest new artists out there right now, and we’re excited to feature them right here on our blog!
Our first post this week will be “Infinity Guitars.” It holds off a bit on the energy until just before two minutes, and then things get intense. Fun song to start the week with.
“Infinity Guitars” by Sleigh Bells
For our second song this week, we’re featuring “Rill Rill” a song that moves at a slower pace than most Sleigh Bells tracks, but still showcases their great musicianship.
“Rill Rill” by Sleigh Bells
Happy hump day. Today we’re posting “Riot Rhythm.” I don’t really know how to describe this except that it gives me the energy I need to go start a riot.
“Riot Rhythm” by Sleigh Bells
Today we have another high energy, hard hitting track for you guys. Enjoy “Tell ‘Em”
“Tell ‘Em” by Sleigh Bells
For Friday, we have selected “Straight A’s” in honor of all the people who are ready to rage tonight.
“Straight A’s” by Sleigh Bells
We’re hitting you guys hard again with another rager song today. “Crown on the Ground” will definitely have your speakers bumpin.
“Crown on the Ground” by Sleigh Bells
Our last track of the week will be “Kids.” Just another classic song by Sleigh Bells. We hope you enjoyed our picks this week.
“Kids” by Sleigh Bells