Tag Archives: Sleigh Bells

The State of Alternative: A Conversation

Music is always moving and evolving with the times, and as it pertains to the genre of alternative, it evolves rather quickly. So to help analyze the genre, I’ve recruited James from the Appetite for Distraction Alternative Top 10 Countdown to help me look into where alternative music is, where it’s going, and who is leading the way. Hope you enjoy. Continue reading

Review of Sleigh Bells’ ‘Reign of Terror’

reign_of_terrorIn 2010, the duo of Derek E. Miller (ex-Poison the Well) and Alexis Krauss – also known as Sleigh Bells – became critical darlings when their debut album Treats. It was unique, ruckus, loud, and a downright awesome album, making multiple Best Of lists. Their live shows reflected and reinforced their demeanor, making loud and incredibly enjoyable performances Continue reading

Music Review: IAMDYNAMITE’s “Supermegafantastic”

iamdynamite headerAlternative rock duos have been on the rise ever since one of the best of all time called it quits (I’m of course talking about the White Stripes). From Panic! at the Disco and Middle Class Rut, to Sleigh Bells and Cults, these duos have stepped up and made some beautiful noise in popular music today. Luckily, each one brings a new sound to help define themselves, making the incredibly specific crowd of “duos” seem less crowded than it actually is. Continue reading