Entries in Sleigh Bells (36)

Tuesday
Feb282012

[News] Sleigh Bells Announce U.S. Tour Dates

Sleigh Bells have announced a series of tour dates in support of their recently released sophomore LP Reign of Terror, which are set to kick off on March 26th and end April 25th, just prior to the band's tour alongside the Red Hot Chili Peppers. With shows all across North America, the tour will span 19 different cities, including a stop in Nashville for the Rites of Spring Music Festival on April 21st. Take a look at their full your itinerary after the jump.

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Tuesday
Feb212012

[News] Sleigh Bells, Santigold, Little Dragon to open for Red Hot Chili Peppers

With Red Hot Chili Peppers set to embark upon one hell of a large tour it's only right that a band of their calibre and longevity get some top notch openers for the shows, right? Well, they've definitely delivered as Pitchfork points out, Sleigh BellsSantigold, and Little Dragon will open for the band on different dates. So, it's kind of a pot luck who'll you will get at your show but personally any of those three followed by RHCP would be a damn good gig to be at! CoS points out that Sleigh bells earned the spot after Flea attended a Sleigh Bells show. Derek Miller recently stated in an interview with The Daily:

Flea came to a show of ours at Webster Hall. I was just hanging out and someone’s like, “Hey Derek, this is Flea.” And I was like, “Oh, nice to meet you, Flea. I’ve heard of you.” And he was an extremely sweet dude. He was like, “Hey, do you want to play shows with my band, the Red Hot Chili Peppers?” And I said, “Yeah, I’ll play shows with your band. Sure. Amazing.” So we just shook hands and he was like, “All right, you’ll hear from us.” And sure enough, a couple days later it came through.

Peep all of the dates after the jump. There's a lot of 'em!

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Monday
Feb202012

[Watch] Sleigh Bells Visit Saturday Night Live

With all the hype surrounding the new Sleigh Bells album they kept it building with a visit to Saturday Night Live on which they performed not one, but two tracks for our enjoyment. First up they rocketed through the lead single from Reign of Terror, "Comeback Kid" and then album track "End of the Line". Peep them after the jump and pick up Reign of Terror when it drops tomorrow in the US. (Feb. 21st)

As well as the musical performances, SNL did a whole Jay-Z/Beyoncé/Blue Ivy Carter bit in which the power couple were visited by numerous celebrity friends wishing all the best. Pure comedy gold came from Prince entering in a cloud of smoke from the kitchen, Nicki Minaj doing her usual bit, Taylor Swift saying nothing and and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon who put himself to sleep via a rather funny impression from Justin Timberlake. That too can be enjoyed after the jump.

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Tuesday
Feb142012

[Listen] Sleigh Bells - 'Reign of Terror' (Full Album Stream)

Sleigh Bells are releasing their sophomore studio album Reign of Terror in exactly one week, and now the entire album is available to stream at NYTimes.com. Along with the forthcoming release, Sleigh Bells are currently on tour in support of the album, including a show tonight in Miami alongside Diplo and Liturgy, and are set to appear on Saturday Night Live this coming Saturday.

Reign of Terror is out on February 21st via Mom + Pop Records, and after the jump you can take a look at the album's tracklisting.

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Thursday
Feb092012

[News] Sleigh Bells To Perform on Saturday Night Live

With Sleigh Bells teasing a few songs from their forthcoming LP Reign of Terror the duo have now been booked for Saturday Night Live! The show will air on the 18th of February and they'll perform lead single "Comeback Kid" and the album track "End of the Line". As a result of the booking they have had to reschedule two tour dates: the February 16 show in Washington which is now set for March 26th and the February 18 show in Toronto have been rescheduled for March 27th.

Reign of Terror is set to drop in a few weeks on the 2st of February via Mom+Pop

Wednesday
Feb012012

[SKOA Presents] Some Kind of Mixtape: January 2012

Welcome to the first of many mixtapes from your blogger buddies at SKOA. The Some Kind of Mixtape series is a new monthly feature that will showcase both tracks from the month prior and tracks from albums that will be coming out this month. All of our mixtapes will be hosted on 8tracks, which is our one of our favorite communities for sharing mixes. Included in the "liner notes" of our mixtapes will be an explanation from each SKOA writer on their song selections for the month.

Since this is our first one, we encourage you to give us feedback on how we did. We hope you enjoy Some Kind of Mixtape: January 2012. We made it just for you!

<3

Kibbe, Shey, & Adrian

 

Some Kind of Mixtape - January 2012 from skoablog on 8tracks.

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Tuesday
Jan242012

[Watch] Sleigh Bells - "Comeback Kid" (Official Video)

The heavily distorted and heavily likable track from Sleigh Bells, also our first taste of their upcoming LP Reign of Terror, "Comeback Kid", has been given the official video treatment. Just a note to kids. Don't play with guns, especially whilst fumbling around in the bedroom. The results could be a little messy. Luckily Alexis manages to live another day. Peep the video at the top.

Reign Of Terror is out 2/21 via Mom + Pop.

Monday
Jan162012

[Listen] Sleigh Bells - "Comeback Kid"

The anticipation for the new Sleigh Bells album Reign of Terror is building as the release date of February 21st draws ever closer. Today the duo have offered up the first taste of what's to come from the new offering in the shape of a track titled "Comeback Kid". Pitchfork point out that if you pre-order the album on iTunes you get a cheeky free download of this very track. It's an in your face 3 minute ride with heavily distorted guitar and a big drum beat a little lower in the mix with a tonne of well placed blips and bloops. The chorus breaks down for a softer side of the song before its straight back in with all the noise. Pretty intense but very much Sleigh Bells. 

Comeback Kid by Sleigh Bells