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When we talked to Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells, she had come off of a day of press, stage-design meetings, and tour rehearsal, and was kicking back in her backyard in Greenpoint, Brooklyn playing with her dog. “My dog is obsessed with playing fetch,” she said with a laugh. “The day is never over whe… More »

For the first time in the short history of this column, 5 Best Songs and Straight To Video have cross-pollenated. Which new cut transcended its visual treatment and landed on both lists? Find out below. More »

There were too many good music videos this week. Moby escaped the usual Wayne Coyne acid-reflux and made something fun and pretty and way friendlier than most of Coyne’s recent fare. TV On The Radio turned a meteor into a sympathetic character. They Might Be Giants taught pieces of broccoli how to play air guitar. More »

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Photos: Run The Jewels, Sleigh Bells, Vince Staples @ 50 Kent, Brooklyn 6/14/15

While a lot of New Yorkers headed down south for Bonnaroo, those left behind had the opportunity to check out dozens of shows at Brooklyn’s annual Northside Festival. Run The Jewels, Sleigh Bells, and Vince Staples all performed at 50 Kent’s outdoor stage last night, and we sent Erik Erikson to the event to sna… More »

By: Stereogum / June 15, 2015 - 12:52 pm

Sleigh Bells’ Alexis Krauss Launches Kickstarter For Safe Beauty Product Collection

Last summer, Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells teamed up with friend and Harvard Business School student Jessica Assaf to launch a website called Beauty Lies Truth that examines what really goes into beauty products. You might remember when Grimes shared some of her natural beauty secrets on the site a few months ago. Now, Krau… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 10, 2015 - 6:12 pm

Sleigh Bells – “That Did It” (Feat. Tink) Video

Last week, Sleigh Bells teamed up with Tink, a brash and badass Chicago singer/rapper who seems poised to take over in 2015, for a Red Bull-sponsored one-off called “That Did It.” Grant Singer directed the brand-new video for the song, and it has Sleigh Bells’ Alexis Krauss and Tink getting all dressed up and striking… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 25, 2014 - 11:02 am

Sleigh Bells – “That Did It” (Feat. Tink)

Sleigh Bells have teamed up with Chicago rapper Tink for a new track called “That Did It.” The song was made for Red Bull Sound Select, who got them together to record in a studio in New York after they shared a stage at the same SXSW showcase earlier this year. “We weren’t contractually obligated… More »

By: James Rettig / November 18, 2014 - 11:11 am

Sleigh Bells Prep Tink Collab

In an interview with Billboard, 19-year-old Chicago rapper/singer Tink (no stranger to working with other artists) just confirmed an upcoming studio collab with Sleigh Bells. They met when Tink opened for Sleigh Bells at SXSW, and according to Tink:… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 16, 2014 - 2:51 pm

Sleigh Bells – “Young Legends (Teklife Remix)”

A couple of weeks ago we lost Chicago footwork pioneer DJ Rashad. That’s a really, really rough loss. But there’s some slight comfort in the idea that there’s still unreleased Rashad music out there. Before Rashad died, his Teklife crew got to work on a remix of Sleigh Bells’ Bitter Rivals track “Young Legends,” and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 14, 2014 - 10:37 am

Listen To Sleigh Bells’ Derek Miller On Tanlines’ Jesse Cohen’s Podcast

Did you know that Jesse Cohen, percussionist in Brooklyn-based indie band Tanlines, has a podcast called No Effects? The description of said podcast reads: “From one of the people who brought you Tanlines the band and Tanlines the twitter feed is a podcast where that person interviews other people about the stuff that they have… More »

By: Sam Behrens / April 25, 2014 - 12:42 pm

Artist Portraits From Coachella 2014

Last weekend we told you our top moments for the first week of Coachella from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Today, before the second weekend of the festival begins, we’d like to share some of our intimate portraits of artists and bands at Coachella, including Future Islands, Blood Orange, Disclosure, Courtney Barnett, and Alexis Krauss of… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 18, 2014 - 5:47 pm

Outkast, Chance The Rapper, Run The Jewels Playing 2014 Mad Decent Block Parties

Here’s at least one more of Outkast’s 40 festival appearances this year. The newly expanded traveling Mad Decent Block Party features different lineups on different dates, and the Denver stop will be headlined by none other than Big Boi and Andre 3000. Other performers throughout the tour include Chance The Rapper, Action Bronson, Run The… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 7, 2014 - 6:02 pm

Sleigh Bells – “Young Legends (Jam City Mix)”

Here’s an interesting combination. Sleigh Bells, at this point, are in full pop-star mode (hell, they had Danny Brown open for them) and yet they’ve chosen the giddily experimental and disorienting Jam City to remix their track “Young Legends.” One of best production teams on the often visionary Night Slugs roster (who are doing wondersMore »

By: Miles Bowe / March 20, 2014 - 2:03 pm

Watch Sleigh Bells Play Letterman

Here’s something you don’t see everyday: Sleigh Bells noisemonger Derek Miller playing acoustic guitar. Last night, Sleigh Bells, in their full-band-plus-horn-section incarnation were on the Late Show With David Letterman to flog their 2013 album Bitter Rivals. They played the peppy “Young Legends” and sounded more like Gloria Estefan than I ever expected to hear… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 14, 2014 - 9:16 am

Sleigh Bells, Danny Brown @ Terminal 5, NYC 11/22/13

At first glance, Danny Brown and Sleigh Bells on the same bill doesn’t necessarily make a whole lot of sense, almost as incongruous—though not half as offensive—as the fact that Dinosaur Jr. will be opening for MGMT next month. It’s one of those shows where you almost feel like there are different groups of people… More »

By: Ryan Leas / November 23, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Watch Sleigh Bells Play Fallon

Sleigh Bells came into this world as a two-piece and played amazing shows for a couple of years as a two-piece, so it’ll always be weird to see them expanding that roster further and further. On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night, as on Kimmel last month, the band played with an almost comically… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 22, 2013 - 9:06 am

Watch A Kid Interview Sleigh Bells’ Alexis Krauss

Kids Interview Bands is a self-explanatory concept, but here are a few extra details: It’s a video series in which longtime music writer Chip Midnight’s seventh-grade daughter Olivia and her friend Connie chat with bands ranging from the predictably kid-friendly (Matt And Kim, Tegan And Sara) to the not-so-obviously kid-friendly (Queens Of The Stone Age,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 11, 2013 - 10:07 am

Watch Beck & Sleigh Bells’ Alexis Krauss Perform “Let’s Get Lost” At Treasure Island

Both Beck and Sleigh Bells performed this past weekend at San Francisco’s Treasure Island. Festival-goers were given a nice surprise when Sleigh Bells frontwoman Alexis Krauss joined Beck onstage for the live debut of his Bat For Lashes collaboration “Let’s Get Lost,” which originally appeared on the Twilight: New Moon soundtrack. Check out the performance… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 21, 2013 - 6:29 pm

Artist Portraits From Treasure Island Festival 2013

In addition to our gallery of live shots from last weekend’s Treasure Island Festival, our photographer Moses Namkung snapped some intimate portraits of Sleigh Bells, Disclosure, Holy Ghost!, Palma Violets, and more. Check them out above. More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 21, 2013 - 5:45 pm

Photos: Treasure Island Festival 2013

People who live in the Bay Area are lucky. Not only did they get to enjoy the incredible Outside Lands lineup, a month later they get a whole other festival in the form of Treasure Island. A ton of great bands showed up there over the weekend, from James Blake to Holy Ghost! to Real… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 21, 2013 - 5:10 pm

Watch Sleigh Bells Play Kimmel

Sleigh Bells became a festival-crushing live act on the strength of just two people — or, more precisely, in the strength of Alexis Krauss’s obliterating charisma. So it’s a bit shocking to see the duo with a ton of other people onstage. Last night, Sleigh Bells were the musical guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 18, 2013 - 10:10 am

Sleigh Bells @ (Le) Poisson Rouge, NYC 10/5/13

Four years ago, before releasing any full-length material, Sleigh Bells played a show at (Le) Poisson Rouge that caught our attention. Last night, the Brooklyn-based duo celebrated the release of its third full-length album Bitter Rivals in the same filled-to-capacity venue. Derek Miller and band walked onstage to an electronic drumroll produced by a guy… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / October 6, 2013 - 2:14 pm
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