It’s awesome that it seems like several reviewers are gleefully feasting on a line delivered by Sleigh Bells‘ Alexis Krauss on “SWEET75,” the opener on their fifth studio release, Texis – yes, that’s an “i” and not an “a.”
Krauss poses this question: “Aren’t you a little too old for rock ‘n’ roll?!” Absolutely not. It’s just that Krauss and partner-in-Sleigh-Bells-crime Derek Miller kick it up several notches past hyperpop-rock into annihilation mode with a pounding fury. Welcome to the dynamic on mad overdrive.
A little more than a decade following their debut Treats, the New York-based duo is once again reverberating with pop-rock-punk-tech electro fury – the pop that eviscerates. Just imagine Krauss and Miller searing past you at a hundred-thousand miles an hour, and they cut the break wire – on purpose.
Make sure you check out the video for today’s AMM featured track, “Locust Laced.” And catch Sleigh Bells Wednesday October 13, at the Mohawk, 912 Red River, on the outside stage. Los Angeles noise rap artists Moodie Black open the show. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Please remember to bring your mask.
-Photography by Chris Vultaggio.