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Sleigh Bells        

Noise Pop Musical Duo Based in Brooklyn; Albums Include "Treats," "Reign of Terror" and "Bitter Rivals"

Sleigh Bells is an American noise pop music duo. The group released their debut album, "Treats," on May 11, 2010.

Based in Brooklyn, NY, Sleigh Bells is composed of Derek E. Miller (songwriter, guitarist, producer) and Alexis Krauss (vocals). Miller was formerly the guitarist for the hardcore band Poison the Well, and Krauss was a member of the teen pop group Rubyblue.

The duo met and formed in 2008 when Miller was waiting tables on Alexis and her mother at a neighborhood Brazilian restaurant called Miss Favela. Miller mentioned he was looking for a female vocalist to work with on a musical project, for which Alexis' mother immediately volunteered her.

The duo performed at the CMJ Music Marathon in October 2009. They have since signed to Mom + Pop Music, an independent label based in New York. They initially released several tracks online, and gained attention from The Guardian, New York Times, Pitchfork Media, ABC News's Amplified, and other sources. The Guardian named them Band of the Day in December 2009. Pitchfork named their song "Crown on the Ground" the 57th best track of 2009.

Sleigh Bells' second album, "Reign of Terr" was released in February 2012. The album featured singles like "Comeback Kid."

Only a few months after the release of "Reign of Terror," Sleigh Bells began writing a third studio album. Before the end of 2012, the album was said to feature more writing from Krauss and with a cleaner sound with more emphasis on melody. The new album, titled "Bitter Rivals," was released on October 8, 2013 through Mom + Pop Music.


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