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Watch Sharon Jones, Alexis Krauss, Santigold, Amanda Palmer, & More Cover Talking Heads Songs For David Byrne Tribute Concert

No matter his level of recognition, David Byrne is forever a guy about town. I’ve brushed past him in the East Village, seen him ride a bike by the Williamsburg Bridge, and the night before flying to Austin for SXSW, I ended up eating dinner next to him at an unassuming Caribbean restaurant. It’s fitting,… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 24, 2015 - 2:05 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

Perry Farrell, The Roots, Beth Orton To Play NYC Talking Heads Tribute Concert

On March 23rd, an assortment of musicians will gather at Carnegie Hall to celebrate the work of David Byrne and the Talking Heads. The initial lineup includes: Perry Farrell, The Roots, Bebel Gilberto, Steve Earle, Rufus Wainwright, O.A.R., Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells, Billy F. Gibbons of ZZ Top, Beth Orton, and Todd Snider, with… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 16, 2014 - 12:59 pm

Grimes Shares Her Natural Beauty Secrets On Alexis Krauss’ Blog

Grimes has written a post for Sleigh Bells singer Alexis Krauss’ blog Beauty Lies Truth. She wrote about some of her natural beauty tips and went over the benefits of using sugar, coconut oil, almond oil, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla extract as chemical-free alternatives to store-bought products, and also reveals what products she use… More »

By: James Rettig / November 15, 2014 - 11:28 am

Watch Alexis Krauss, Carrie Brownstein, Cass McCombs, Eleanor Friedberger, Sia, & More In Joan Jett’s Voting For Women’s Rights PSA

Joan Jett recruited a whole bunch of people to appear in her women’s rights PSA that encourages people to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. “There are candidates running for office this November that have backwards views on women’s rights,” she says at the end of the video. “If you care about our right to… More »

By: James Rettig / October 28, 2014 - 10:36 pm

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

Q&A: Sleigh Bells’ Alexis Krauss On Touring, ’80s R&B, And What Her Former Students Think Of Her Music

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 »

By: Puja Patel / October 9, 2013 - 11:23 am

Watch St. Vincent And Alexis Krauss Sing “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” With Cyndi Lauper

These days, every famous person is friends with every other famous person, and we get stark and mostly-inexplicable reminders of that every day. So here’s today’s: On Saturday night, at a benefit show in New York, St. Vincent’s Annie Clark and Sleigh Bells’ Alexis Krauss joined Cyndi Lauper onstage to sing “Girls Just Wanna Have… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 10, 2012 - 10:28 am

Wanna See Alexis Krauss’ Yearbook Photos?

Sleigh Bells’ Alexis Krauss, who hails from Manasquan, NJ, used to perform in a teen pop group called RubyBlue, so I feel like getting “Best Vocalist” at her high school was kind of a gimme (though I do wonder what thrash pop group Chris Pinnella is in now). Hipster Runoff unleashed some high school photo… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 24, 2012 - 4:42 pm

Alexis Krauss (Sleigh Bells) & Deerhunter Cover Pylon

Music Critic/Ui co-founder (and, full disclosure, associate) Sasha Frere-Jones remixed Georgia underground legends Pylon’s “Yo-Yo” twice by adding a number of new elements, including vocals by Sleigh Bells frontwoman Alexis Krauss. His “Yo-Yo (Calvinist Saved Remix)” will be available as the B-Side of a limited-edition 7″ that finds longtime/outspoken Pylon fans Deerhunter covering the band’… More »

By: brandon / June 28, 2011 - 1:52 pm