1374 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013
• All ages welcome
• Seating is general admission (first come, first served) - no assigned seats!
Officially, Sleigh Bells is a band that doesn’t do biographies. Unofficially, we’re telling you all the things that you need to know under the guise of an informative document.
Sleigh Bells’ reputation precedes them. Those in the know love them and those in the dark will soon grow to. They’re impossible to ignore. The sheer force of the Brooklyn-based duo rips through music like an atomic bomb.
Their intense live energy, coupled with the continued desire to carve out new musical terrain can be strongly felt running throughout their new album, Reign of Terror. Engineered by Shane Stoneback, who helped to record their previous album, Treats, songs on Reign of Terror are as crushing and authoritative as their title suggests; they’re effortlessly robust and heavier than any of the band’s previous output, but more melodic as well; the sonic equivalent of a beautiful shotgun to the head. Packed densely with stomping beats, shredding Jackson guitar riffs, sinister ribbons of Alexis Krauss’s candy-coated vocals, and the cries of a pep rally gone terribly wrong, Reign of Terror is a record that, like its predecessor, redefines everything you think music can be.
“Comeback Kid” is the first single from the band’s highly anticipated sophomore album. “To me, the ‘Comeback Kid’ melodies are straight R&B,” says singer Alexis Krauss. “But we don’t do the melodies with an R&B affect.” Guitarist-producer, Derek Miller adds, “It’s by far my favourite track [on the new record]. Alexis smashed it with her vocal.”
The song, while still true to the Sleigh Bells’ signature sound popularised on their highly acclaimed debut album, Treats, features an infectious vocal juxtaposed against crunchy guitars. The band did, after all, promise a more accessible album, and with this, the first single, they’ve made good on that promise.
Upon unleashing Treats into the world, Sleigh Bells quickly became the most exciting new band to emerge from their hometown of New York City. Treats’ deft, stylish combination of genres, sounds, and dynamics was simply unprecedented. The album’s own extreme volume was matched by the deafening roar of praise, landing the band everywhere and putting the record on over 50 year-end lists for 2010. Sleigh Bells toured behind Treats relentlessly, including dates in Australia in 2010, opening for the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, Yeasayer and Major Lazer before headlining their own shows, many of which sold out in mere minutes. They played lauded, exhilarating sets at festivals around the globe, confirming their status as a sheer tour de force on the stage.
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