Sleigh Bells Cover Beyoncé

Tom Breihan | March 7, 2012 - 5:28 pm

Earlier today, Sleigh Bells stopped by Zane Lowe’s BBC show and aired a couple of acoustic tracks they’d recorded for a Maida Vale session. One was an unplugged version of the single “Comeback Kid,” and the other was their take on their possible future collaborator Beyoncé’s breakup anthem “Irreplaceable.” It’s a completely straight-up cover that never bursts into the staticy noise or the ultra-compressed metal riffage we’ve come to expect from them, and you can hear Alexis Krauss’s teenpop past in the sweetness of her vocal. Stream it below.

(via Vulture, via the NJ Underground)

I guess “Get Me Bodied” would’ve been too much to hope for.

[photo by Andrew Youssef @ Mayan Theater]