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Biography All Music Guide

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Songwriter/producer Derek Miller and vocalist Alexis Krauss comprise Sleigh Bells, an experimental pop duo that began earning its first fans after a breakout performance at the 2009 CMJ Festival. The musicians formed the group in New York, where Miller (a Florida native and onetime member of hardcore act Poison the Well) had relocated in the hopes of starting a new project. He found his ideal partner in Krauss, a former vocalist for the teenaged girl group Rubyblue, and the two began creating a batch of demos that combined pop hooks with a loud, rhythmic crunch. The duo signed to M.I.A.'s boutique label N.E.E.T. and released its debut album, Treats, to critical acclaim in 2010. The band spent much of 2011 touring but found time to record, with Miller writing songs inspired by personal tragedy and playing a particularly metallic-sounding Jackson USA Soloist. The results, Reign of Terror, were released early in 2012 and reached as high as number 12 in the Billboard 200. During another year of heavy touring, the duo found time to lay down tracks for its third record, Bitter Rivals, which arrived in October 2013.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
11.11.16 The Observatory North Park San Diego, CA US
11.12.16 The Observatory Santa Ana, CA US
11.13.16 Exposition Park Los Angeles, CA US
11.15.16 The Independent San Francisco, CA US
11.16.16 The Independent San Francisco, CA US
11.18.16 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR US
11.19.16 Neumos Seattle, WA US

eMusic Features


New This Week: Sleigh Bells, Frankie Rose & More

By J. Edward Keyes, Editor-in-Chief

When it rains it pours, and this month has been a veritable flood. There are more new, great albums than I know what to do with. I need about 15 extra hours each day to listen to them all. Chances are you will, too. HERE WE GO. Sleigh Bells, Reign of Terror: This is probably where we have the discussion about how bands almost never sound good on Saturday Night Live. Artists we know are great… more »


Interview: Sleigh Bells

By Matthew Fritch, Contributor

The world is Sleigh Bells' pep rally, and the Brooklyn-based duo of Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller had a lot of fun blasting the gym bleachers with 2010 debut Treats. Looking like Breakfast Club walk-ons in their Ray-Bans and varsity jackets, Miller and Krauss deployed a series of small explosions that threw off shrapnel from such divergent source material as DMX's "Gonna Make Me Lose My Mind," the Fucking Champs, Funkadelic and white-girl R&B that's… more »


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