At the end of last year, the impossible-to-categorize riot-pop rippers Sleigh Bells dropped a new song called “Champions Of Unrestricted Beauty.” And today, they’re back with a new one called “Rule Number One.” The track was supposed to debut on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Radio show later today, but it’s already up online, a few hours early, as Pitchfork points out. The track is a confident, brittle banger with the sort of feral star performance that we were hearing from singer Alexis Krauss when the band first debuted. Given that Sleigh Bells haven’t released a new album since 2013’s Bitter Rivals, we have to wonder if this doesn’t promise something larger soon. Check it out below.
I would not say no to a new Sleigh Bells album right about now.