Posted on October 12 2013
PHOTO: COURTESY OF SLEIGH BELLS. ILLUSTRATED BY AMMIEL MENDOZA.
With a buzz-saw sound so ubiquitous it's signature, Sleigh Bells isn't exactly known for subverting expectations. Yet, that's exactly what Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss have done with their new record, Bitter Rivals. Instead of touring last year's smash Reign of Terror into oblivion — something no one would've blamed it for — the band chose to jump right back into the studio. While still a Sleigh Bells album through and through, Krauss and Miller have lightened the tone, stripped the excess, and imbued its signature sound with more soul. We gave Krauss a ring while on her way to the boxing gym to talk finding her inner diva, working on fitness, and teaming up with none other than Danny Brown. READ MORE>>