First Listen: Sleigh Bells – Treats

Sleigh Bells are a Brooklyn based electro/noise/pop duo made up of Derek Miller – a guitarist who emerged from the hardcore punk scene – and vocalist Alexis Krauss. They released their first studio album, Treats , this week via M.I.A.’s N.E.E.T. Recordings in partnership with Mom + Pop Records. Treats combines Miller’s (who also produced the album) punk / thrash guitar riffs with turbulent percussion and Krauss’ sweet, but sometime vicious vocals. The end result is a rad new sound that is as refreshing as it is hard-hitting. Highlights of the album include “Tell ‘Em” (first single), “Kids”, “Crown on the Ground”, “Rill Rill”, and “Riot Rhythm”. This music was meant to be heard at high volume.

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~ by johnnyjay on May 12, 2010.

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