Photo by Robert Altman
Judging by the latest output from Sleigh Bells, their next album will likely be an assorted affair. In December, they put out quite possibly their prettiest tune to date in “Champions of Unrestricted Beauty”, followed by last month’s thrasher “Rule Number One”. Today, the Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss show yet a different side to their noise-pop machine with “Hyper Dark”.
While not as sinister as its title might imply — it’s certainly not black metal — the latest offering does find the two-piece lurking about in the shadows. Krauss’ feathery vocals meander as beats throb and glow in the background like an impending storm. It’s more low-key and electronic-leaning than anything we’ve come to expect from the Brooklyn duo — it’d make for a sweet Grimes thing, though — but perhaps that’s a good thing?
Stream it up above. Below, find the band’s upcoming US tour dates.
Sleigh Bells 2016 Tour Dates:
08/31 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
09/01 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
09/02 – Chicago, IL @ North Coast Music Festival
09/03 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
09/04 – Denver, CO @ Riot Fest
09/07 – Washington, DC @ U Street
09/08 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
09/10 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
09/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
09/13 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
11/11 – San Diego, CA @ North Park
11/15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/18 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
11/19 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos