Were you there? Do you remember? Or are your ears still ringing?
Sleigh Bells hit Urban (Oct. 22) with a ferocity that has become the signature of their live shows. Guitar wielding production mastermind Derek Miller's sound engulfed the crowd accompanied by a solid steady bassline undertow. Pop-core vixen Alexis Krauss simply never stopped moving. A blur of sight and sound she kept the pulse of the show volatile. This wall-of-sound duo was thrash, dance, hip hop and bubble gum pop blended together, crackled through a back stack of Marshalls.
There's a reason this Brooklyn pair are on the rise after blowing out earphones with their debut, Treats, they just plain rock with a sound that is inescapable. Or, as was screamed to me by a friend from a foot away with a huge smile filling his head bobbing dome, "I don't even care if he's playing that guitar!!!"