don't you tell me how i feel.

sleigh bells ringgg by v
January 3, 2012, 8:35 am
Filed under: eh, hey mom i'm a hipster, New music, tired

I’ve been wondering for a while how Sleigh Bells were going to follow up their 2010 one-note debut, Treats — the very record that birthed the regrettable term “hipster crunk,” if I recall correctly. Now, ladies and gentlemen, we have our answer.

New track “Born to Lose” from their forthcoming Reign of Terror offers little deviation from their wall-of-noise formula: the signature distorted, percussive guitars and shouted choruses remain, although it’s all a bit more polished. As ever, it’s difficult to understand singer Alexis Krauss, but some digging indicates it’s a suicide tale — possibly linked to the Sleigh Bells backlash? Maybe self-loathing is the best defense on a sophomore album.

We’ll see what else Reign has to offer on its Valentine’s Day release.


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