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New Songs Added to Playlist

Since it’s the opening weekend of “The Hunger Games,” it’s only fitting that a song from the motion picture soundtrack gets added to the Sirens of Song playlist – “Safe & Sound” by Taylor Swift f/The Civil Wars. Despite all the hype surrounding the movie, it’s a great song that holds it own.

Other adds include “Comeback Kid” (Sleigh Bells) and “Video Games” (Lana Del Rey).

Sleigh Bells 2012 Tour Dates

Sleigh Bells promo photo

Sleigh Bells has a new album, Reign of Terror, coming out February 21st and in support of the release, they start their U.S. tour in a couple of days, playing 8 dates in Florida.

Feb. 3 Gainesville, FL – Florida Theater *#
Feb. 4 Tampa, FL – The Ritz *#
Feb. 6 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall *#
Feb. 7 Tallahassee, FL – The Moon *#
Feb. 9 Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live *#
Feb. 10 Orlando, FL – Firestone *#
Feb. 11 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution *#
Feb. 14 Miami, FL – Grand Central *#
Feb. 16 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Feb. 17 New York, NY – Terminal 5
Feb. 18 Toronto, Ontario – Phoenix
Feb. 21 Los Angeles, CA – Mayan Theatre
Feb. 23 San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
Feb. 24 Seattle, WA – Showbox at Market

* with Diplo
# with Liturgy

Sleigh Bells @ El Rey Theatre (10/20/2010)

Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells

Sleigh Bells played their first Los Angeles headlining show last night to a sold out crowd at the El Rey Theatre.  The concert had everything those familiar with the group would expect – screaming, dowsing fans with water and stage diving – all courtesy of lead singer Alexis Krauss.

Things kicked off with the curtains opening to reveal a stage that had nothing but two microphones and a 2×4 stack of amplifiers lit up by red lights.  Guitarist Derek Miller walked on stage moments later and had the crowd’s full attention with the first guitar riff.

The duo kept the energy and volume control at 11 for the entire night, running through their catalog of songs without much chit chat in between.  Only momentarily did they take a break from the frenetic pace with the mellowed out “Rill Rill”.

With only one album worth of material, the set was only 30 minutes and left fans wanting more, screaming for an encore that was not to happen.  Nonetheless, the crowd got what they came for – loud guitars, booming beats and piercing vocals.

Sleigh Bells continues their headlining tour with stops in Salt Lake City, Denver and Minneapolis in the coming days.

More photos from the show follow…

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Sleigh Bells Shares Its Treats

Sleigh Bells - TreatsDespite the band’s name, Sleigh Bells isn’t the type of music you’d listen to over the holidays with your grandparents. Imagine Alison Goldfrapp or Inara George joining Public Enemy and you’ve got Sleigh Bells, a duo out of New York City made up of Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss.

Their debut release, Treats, is packed with blazing guitar riffs and beats that are loud, brash and may frighten small children.  Mix in Krauss’ airy vocals, and you’ve got a match made in heaven. 

The album starts off strong with “Tell ‘Em” and is followed by equally great songs such as “Kids”, “Riot Rhythm”, “Run The Heart” and “Rachel”. Just when you think you’re approaching sensory overload, they mellow things down a bit with “Rill Rill”, another one of the album’s standout tracks (and currently playing on Sirens of Song Online Radio.)

Sleigh Bells has been touring for most of 2010 and will be on the road this fall with LCD Soundsystem while making a few solo appearances along the way.

Sept 15 – Pawtucket, RI / The Met
Sept 20 – New York, NY / Webster Hall
Sept 25 – Columbia, MD / Merriweather Post Pavilion (Virgin Mobile FreeFest 2010)
Sept 30 – Albany, NY / Valentine’s
Oct 13 – Tempe, AZ / The Clubhouse
Oct 19 – Costa Mesa, CA / Detroit Bar
Oct 22 – Salt Lake City, UT / Urban Lounge
Oct 23 – Denver, CO / Larimer Lounge
Oct 25 – Minneapolis, MN / The Triple Rock Social Club
Oct 26 – Milwaukee, WI / Mad Planet
Oct 27 – Chicago, IL / Metro
Oct 28 – St. Louis, MO / The Firebird

Sirens of Song Radio Playlist Adds

New music added to Sirens of Song Radio. Click here to listen!

Sleigh Bells – Rill Rill
Katie Melua – Twisted & The Flood
M.I.A. – xxxo
Metric – Help I’m Alive
Ms. John Soda – Hands
Paramore – The Only Exception
Santigold – I’m A Lady
St. Vincent – Marrow
Stars – Fixed
Thievery Corporation – Omid (Hope)
Yael Meyer – Shed Their Fear
Zero 7 – Swing
Esmee Denters – Love Dealer