There are a few bands, and artists that don’t live up to the buzz they deserve. Sleigh Bells is not one of them. The Brooklyn based duo have been creating quite of bit of hype since last year’s CMJ festival. The hype continue throughout SXSW. Unfortunately, I seem to keep missing them in Austin when I was there. When I first heard the track “Rill, Rill” while I was deployed, I couldn’t get the song out of my head. Then other tracks appeared on the internet and it was just amazing crunchy goodness. Even M.I.A. took notice and signed them to her N.E.E.T. imprint and had them produce a couple of her songs on her forthcoming album. Their album entitled “Treats” is due out on May 11th. If you don’t want to take my word on these guys, you can catch them tonight in Madison at the Majestic Theater opening up for Yeasayer. You can download their single called “Tell ‘Em”from their forthcoming album Treats straight from their website.
Sleigh Bells – “Tell’ Em” (Download)
Listen to other tracks from Sleigh Bells here.
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Here is the tracklisting for “Treats”
The tracklisting for “Treats” is as follows:
- Tell ‘Em
- Riot Rhythm
- Infinity Guitars
- Run the Heart
- Rill Rill
- Crown On the Ground
- Straight A’s
- A/B Machines