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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 when… 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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Sleigh Bells Cover Beyoncé

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

Deconstructing: Sleigh Bells

[Welcome to the second installment a new feature on Stereogum! Consider it an op-ed: In this space, we'll issue spot, and we'll argue. And so
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd | March 6, 2012 - 12:48 pm

Sleigh Bells, Black Bananas @ Mayan Theater, Los Angeles 2/21/12

BTW and Saturday Night Live alumnus Sleigh Bells sold out the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles bringing along six Marshall stacks, a twin Jackson guitar…
Andrew Youssef | February 22, 2012 - 12:37 pm

Watch Sleigh Bells Perform — And Justin Timberlake Impersonate Bon Iver — On SNL

A day after broadcasting their sold out NYC T5 show on YouTube, Sleigh Bells brought their Marshall stacks and tourist guitarist Jason Boyer to the…
Scott Lapatine | February 19, 2012 - 11:16 am

Premature Evaluation: Sleigh Bells Reign Of Terror

There’s not a band in recent memory that nailed the landing quite like Sleigh Bells did in 2010 with Treats, its M.I.A.-cosigned debut. They were…
Corban Goble | February 14, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Sleigh Bells Model For GQ

From an exposure standpoint, Sleigh Bells are on a fucking tear — not only will they cover the new Spin, they’re also playing two Reign
Corban Goble | February 9, 2012 - 3:59 pm

Sleigh Bells To Play SNL

Sleigh Bells’ camp has confirmed that the duo will be the musical guest on the 2/18 episode of Saturday Night Live, where they’ll play Reign
Corban Goble | February 8, 2012 - 4:49 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Lots of good music videos this week! Serial killers! Shadow-puppet dogs! Primary colors! Air rifles! Inexplicably clownish rap-star art direction! Members of the extended Stereogum…
Tom Breihan | January 27, 2012 - 12:35 pm

Sleigh Bells – “Comeback Kid” Video

Sleigh Bells' new single "Comeback Kid" got a big Rank & File thumbs up last week, and SPOILER ALERT they are going to again because…
Amrit Singh | January 24, 2012 - 9:29 am

Sleigh Bells – “Comeback Kid”

"Born To Lose" was the first listen, but "Comeback Kid" is being touted as the first official single from Sleigh Bells' second LP Reign Of
Amrit Singh | January 16, 2012 - 1:44 pm

Sleigh Bells – “Born To Lose”

Sleigh Bells is getting set to blast everyone in the face with Reign Of Terror and their sophomore LP's first single, "Born To Lose" has…
Corban Goble | December 15, 2011 - 3:29 pm

Sleigh Bells Announce Tour, Reign Of Terror Tracklist

On the heels of a recent tease for their new album, Reign Of Terror, Sleigh Bells announced a nine-stop tour in Florida (guitarist Derek E.
Corban Goble | December 7, 2011 - 1:46 pm

Sleigh Bells Reign Of Terror Album Trailer

Here it is, the opening salvo to Sleigh Bells' second LP in their ongoing campaign to punish earplugs and epileptics worldwide. With Treats, Alexis Krauss…
Amrit Singh | December 2, 2011 - 10:08 am

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…
brandon | June 28, 2011 - 1:52 pm

Bonnaroo 2011 Photos: Thursday & Friday

The 10th annual ‘Roo is underway. Here are Randy Cremean’s great pics of some of the notable sets from the first two days of this…
Scott Lapatine | June 11, 2011 - 3:28 pm

Scenes From Sasquatch! 2011

Sasquatch! took place over four nights this Memorial Day Weekend. The Washington Festival included some very anticipated shows, including Wolf Parade’s next to last show,…
jessica | May 31, 2011 - 5:30 pm

Sleigh Bells Talk LP2

This past week Sleigh Bells played three sold-out shows in NYC with CSS -- one at Webster Hall, another at Music Hall of Williamsburg on…
Amrit Singh | May 16, 2011 - 12:59 pm

Indie Rockers Before They Were Famous

After watching the recently unearthed footage of Arcade Fire playing a house party in 2002 and a 17-year-old Robin Pecknold covering Radiohead and Simon &…
Scott Lapatine | April 21, 2011 - 4:01 pm

Remixtape: Vol. I

Most remixes are shit. This new feature exists in defense of The Remix. So, welcome to Remixtape: a monthly compilation of the best recent remix…
Amrit Singh | February 11, 2011 - 2:47 pm

The 8 Best Videos Of The Week

The best videos this week include new clips from Sleigh Bells, Cloud Nothings, Talib Kweli, No Age, and Warm Ghost. It's too bad Sleigh Bells'…
jessica | January 28, 2011 - 5:21 pm