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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 – “Rill Rill” Video

One of last year's finest albums, Treats, still has press extension in 1/11: Diplo's rework did for "Tell 'Em" what director John Watts's classroom-noir/road-trip-gone-sour treatment…
Amrit Singh | January 27, 2011 - 10:24 am

Diplo Remixes Sleigh Bells

Tough terrain to (re)tread, this Treats track "Tell 'Em" from our old neighborly BTW Sleigh Bells. Not because its thunder-beats blasting serrated-guitar self-affirmation pop is…
Amrit Singh | January 24, 2011 - 12:43 pm

The 12 Best Videos Of The Week

There's a larger dose of videos this week, since we took Friday off for the holiday. And the best videos this week are varied --…
jessica | December 3, 2010 - 5:23 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: November 2010

Back again with another monthly mix which, per its title, you should continue to expect monthly. We're glad you guys enjoyed the last installment, and…
Amrit Singh | November 4, 2010 - 4:10 pm

LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, Sleigh Bells @ Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood 10/15/10

Closing out the Hollywood Bowl concert season in style, LCD Soundsystem ignited a giant dance party with the help of Hot Chip and their sleek…
Andrew Youssef | October 19, 2010 - 4:25 pm

Sleigh Bells – “Tell ‘Em” (Kingdom Remix)

I like that everything Kingdom touches turns to midnight. For instance, see how the Class Of 2010's resident DJ reconstitutes Sleigh Bells's Treats opener "Tell
brandon | October 13, 2010 - 2:27 pm

Brooklyn Indie Rockers <3 Phil Collins

Norwegian TV show Lydverket did an interview with Phil Collins, prefaced by interview clips with Neon Indian's Alan Palomo, Sleigh Bells' Derek Miller, and Yeasayer's…
jessica | September 24, 2010 - 5:31 pm

Sleigh Bells – “Infinity Guitars” Video

Properly, Sleigh Bells video for Treats style-treatise "Infinity Guitars" contains each of the following: sweet-faced cheerleaders, smoke, Alexis prowling while waving a baseball bat, sunglasses,…
Amrit Singh | September 20, 2010 - 12:18 pm

Sleigh Bells’ “Riot Rhythm” Will Make You Buy A Honda

For rill rill. The first time I saw this spot came last night was after about four slices of delicious Fornino pizza while watching the…
Amrit Singh | September 13, 2010 - 10:32 am

Jay-Z Mashed With Sleigh Bells, Nosaj Thing With Nas

Here's some Friday afternoon listening for your Wednesday afternoon: Two different mash-up albums via two different DJs. DJ O-Face put various Jay-Z vocals over Sleigh…
jessica | August 18, 2010 - 1:58 pm

Virgin Mobile FreeFest 2010 Lineup

Virgin Mobile's Festival will be free just like it was last year. And it'll happen September 25th at Maryland's Merriweather Post Pavilion. Sir Richard Branson…
jessica | July 20, 2010 - 11:24 am

Cruel Summer: Stereogum Summer Jams 2010

Welcome to summer, welcome to free and legally downloadable summer jams. Time to CELEBRATE on ROOFTOPS. But you know, oil spills. And crazy people waiting…
Amrit Singh | July 2, 2010 - 6:44 pm

Vice & Intel’s Creator’s Project @ MILK Studios, NYC 6/26/10

For 12 hours on Saturday, Vice took over an eight-floor studio in Chelsea. It was Coachella in an art museum, basically. I'm not saying that…
Amrit Singh | June 28, 2010 - 12:06 pm

Stream Sleigh Bells Treats

Sleigh Bells long-awaited (it's been, like, so many months) future-pop blueprint/debut LP is out today, and you can hear it. Today. Not before, because M.I.A.'s…
Amrit Singh | May 11, 2010 - 10:24 am

Sleigh Bells (And M.I.A.), Mr. Dream @ Coco 66, Brooklyn 5/7/10

Ironic that for all the talk about the production on the gut-buckling razor-pop call-to-arms “Tell ‘Em,” Sleigh Bells’ first proper-studio track — their blown-out-to-bits beats swapped for…
amrit and jessica | May 10, 2010 - 1:37 pm

Sleigh Bells – “Tell ‘Em”

When BTW Sleigh Bells stormed out of CMJ with copious plaudits for their home demos' blown-out beats and serrated noise-pop, the most frequently pitched questions…
Amrit Singh | April 28, 2010 - 12:51 pm

Coachella 2010: Jay-Z, LCD, Disco Balls & Chandeliers

Four years into my Coachella career and I've never experienced an Indio spring so mild. It's a gift from the gods meaning Brooklynites like Scott…
Amrit Singh | April 17, 2010 - 9:39 pm

M.I.A. Assesses Lady Gaga

M.I.A. is on the April 7 cover of the NME (to be fair, there are nine other covers this week) as part of their special…
jessica | April 8, 2010 - 10:46 am

SXSW 2010: The Wrap Up

We saw a bunch of bands this past week. Not every set was memorable, but there were more than enough highlights to make the stiff…
stereogum | March 23, 2010 - 11:42 am

SXSW 2010: Wednesday In Photos

Here's a tip if you're going to one of these industry festival type things: If IAMSOUND is having a party, you should attend that party.
Amrit Singh | March 18, 2010 - 6:59 pm