Monday, March 29, 2010

Crown on the Ground

Song: Crown on the Ground
Artist: Sleigh Bells
Album: Sleigh Bells EP

Sleigh Bells are a Brooklyn-based dance-punk, noise-pop outfit that formed in 2008. The band consists of Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss, whom met while Miller was waiting on Krauss and her mother in a diner. Their debut is expected this year, though a seven track EP was released digitally last year. I've been listening to those tracks for a while, with "Crown on the Ground" being the obvious standout. They were supposed to be the special guest when I saw YACHT, but they didn't show. (Not sure the reason.)

I blast of guitar, deep noisy beats, and schoolyard female rapping, Sleigh Bells can, after a few songs one after another, get a little much. That's coming from the EP, so hopefully they are perfecting their sound for the debut. But that said, they have an energy that can't be denied, and in terms of "Crown on the Ground," well... let's just say, get ready to strut. It's got energy and attitude to spare. I think they could use just a little more focus on melody... but they certainly have something.


Crown on the Ground


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