Will you at least admit that Alexis Krauss is magnetic as hell, cornball lyrics and all?Also, don't act like you're not a fan of the overused dog-barking noises. Over the past few weeks leading up to the album we've been lovingly battling over the band's merits (and genre), which ultimately resulted in the joint bright idea to listen to reminds me why I feel that way: the first line is lifted from one of Charles Dickens's best-known books, which makes the entire affair feel vacuous.
KW: I'll concede your nu-metal acknowledgement, but, really, when you're watching any sort of band play heavy grooves, there are going to be moments when someone in the crowd is like, "Dude, this sounds like Korn" (or maybe that's just every single one of my friends).
And having touched on the subject of their live show, I'll also admit that a hefty fraction of my infatuation with Sleigh Bells is their live show—a bizarro brand of hardcore guitar flailing, hip-hop bouncing, and K-Pop shimmering, all in front of a towering wall of guitar cabinets and no drummer.
LG: Hey, I'm not saying I dislike the Wilson Phillips aesthetic, it's just a strange, unexpected twist that crops up at the end of the album, and a fairly welcome one at that; it means that Sleigh Bells aren't afraid to break free from their shred-pop formula.
It's a hell of a formula, but it tires out fast, and as extreme as they can get, their adherence to the formula is what's held them back since the release of .
A little Wilson Phillips, for sure, but if more bands worked at mimicking "Hold On," the world would be a better place.
Sleigh Bells are at their best when the beats are blown out and sound like they're clipping your speakers.“Mutual approval” is the term Krauss cites, motioning inverted commas.“That was what we ended up breaking away from.” Miller claims they “don’t respond well to parameters”, a neat summary for their musical style and overall outlook.And here I thought you liked living the extreme lifestyle. You haven't shut your mouth about it the last week.The tail end of the record, I will agree, is a little lackluster.is the first to be self-released via their own Torn Clean label (UK label Lucky Number Music hopped on board for a release on this side of the Atlantic).