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  • Audio CD (21 Jun. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Columbia
  • ASIN: B003KT3NS4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Can You Get To That
  2. Tell 'Em
  3. Kids
  4. Riot Rhythm
  5. Infinity Guitars
  6. Run The Heart
  7. Rachel
  8. Rill Rill
  9. Crown On The Ground
  10. Straight A's
  11. A/B Machines
  12. Treats

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CD Description

Treats is the debut album from Sleigh Bells, made up of Brooklyn duo Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller.

BBC Review

Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss, the him and the her behind new M.I.A.-feted Brooklyn sensation Sleigh Bells, hail from two pretty distant areas on the musical map. He learned his chops playing guitar in Miami metalcore ragers Poison the Well. She, meanwhile, got her break playing in a teen pop band called Rubyblue.

Curiously, though, you can hear the influence of both extremes in their debut album Treats. Much like Crystal Castles, this is a group that specialises in mixing up the sweet and the nasty. Electronic beats drop like cartoon anvils, guitars and synths are slathered in distortion, and the mix sometimes appears to have been plotted in order to introduce your ears to the concept of whiplash. But when Krauss isn't dispensing stern, M.I.A.-style raps, she's often to be found cooing in sweet baby-doll sing-song, and when all the bombast and distortion falls away, you realise that at their heart, Sleigh Bells have a knack for writing lovelorn fuzz-pop songs. "I wanna know what's good for you / You wanna know what's good for me," Krauss implores on Run The Heart.

A bewildering but fun bedlam seems to be their default setting, if the first half-dozen or so tracks are anything to go by. Riot Rhythm and Infinity Guitars rock out in a frenzy of angular riffs and chundering beats. This is fun enough, but could also get old over the full-length, so it's to their credit that this is the point that Sleigh Bells switch up their style. The peculiarly beautiful Rachel feels almost tailor-made to soundtrack a Sofia Coppola film, a blend of chopped-up synths and yearning vocals that recall those of My Bloody Valentine's Bilinda Butcher.

It's the following Rill Rill that might just be the duo's most endearing track, though. It's a sassy, country-tinged guitar song that finds Krauss singing about "wondering what your boyfriend thinks about your braces". It won't be Sleigh Bells' signature song, and rightly so–it's the sonic mayhem that'll get them noticed. But like Crystal Castles before them, it suggests they've got content beyond the chaos.

--Louis Pattison

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I was first turned onto the duo from Brooklyn by a friend on twitter and have since fell in love with the interesting dynamic between the singers unique voice twisted in with guitar and electronica. Their music is hard to translate into words. The only way I've been able to describe them to people is a toned down version of Crystal Castles mixed with a very small bit of muse's guitar riffs.

This poor description shows how different Sleigh Bells are to the norm and deserve a listen. My favourite track is the opener "Tell 'Em" for its brash and unreservedly explosive introduction to the band.

Great album, worth the asking price 100%.
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This record seems to be being touted as an underground classic in the making. This is slightly deceptive because, in fact, it is pure pop. It consists entirely of stomping beats, repetitive lyrics and enormous riffs. It has a whole string of potential singles that, if there were any justice in the world, would be number 1 hits.

Except. The production.

Now, normally, I feel production is something that should take a back seat but in this case it's impossible to ignore. All these recordings are brutally redlined. Do you remember cassette recorders? Do you remember the crude automatic level control that messed your recordings up and meant that whenever the drums cut in everything else cut out? Well, Sleigh Bells have used a bunch of expensive valve gear to achieve exactly the same effect. presumably. I dunno, maybe they did run it through the mic on an old portable. You could hold it up as a masterclass in how not to master a record. It shouldn't work at all.

This is either complete idiocy or a stroke of genius. I'm coming down on the side of genius. Somehow it all works. This is a great record.

PS My partner commented "if it weren't for the production it would be the Ting Tings". She's right. I don't think this is a bad thing on any count.
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Sleigh Bells are a duo out of Brooklyn; this is their first album and doing quite nicely in the USA.
Derek E Miller's distort guitar combined with trusty laptop backings, through which weaves the sometimes ethereal, otherwise plaintive and occasionally hard rock voice of Alexis Krauss is a fine example of Noise Pop. With all the joyous frantic clamour of a playground handclapping game carried out by a horde of adults let loose from the strictures of their jobs or studies this album grabs your senses and will not let go; feet start tapping, hands joining in using knees as percussion and you tend to stop doing just what you were doing, drawing in by the persistent grinding rhythms, and that voice which should not be able to be making itself heard over the sound.
Now, be fair you might have a bit of difficulty separating one song from the next at times, but in this case it does not matter, just let yourself be carried along by the beat- Yep, we are dealing with music at its tribal basics here albeit fed through the wonders of 21st century technology and overlaid with repetitive but insistently simple captivating lyrics.
I understand that Noise Pop claims a lineage as far back as The Velvet Underground , I guess that's to do with the distort and the driving rhythms- that would explain why it's grabbing me. Though I wouldn't like to push the comparison any further. This is one great album for being caught up in the sound, never mind your major musical preferences....or generation-timeless y'see.
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Bear with me, if you please. The first bar of music (noise?) that just came bursting hence forth from my speakers just gave my ears a shudder and my never-regions an all together uncomfortable experience. This, ladies and gentlemen is a feeling that I suspect is being replicated by all the scenesters and heroes of blogs-ville the world over. For this is the sound of Brooklyn's brand new idols, Sleigh Bells.

Consisting of multi-instrumentalist Derek E. Miller and vocalist Alexis Krauss, Sleigh Bells have been tearing up the online forums and music publications for the last few months after a string of single releases (most notably the distort ridden 'Crown On The Ground) and abrasive live shows. Easily filed alongside such other noise pop duo's Crystal Castles, it is easy to see the influences that have come about in creating this superb debut. A little bit of NY's finest, Suicide, the military craft of M.I.A and the pop sheen of 'Erotica' era Madonna. But I also detect the slight influence of 50's rock 'n' roll stars such as Chuck Berry, various 70's punk heroes (such as Dead Boys or The Voidoids) and any amount of 80's hair metal legends. Basically this album runs the gambit of the history of music, and yet it has a sound that could only have come about during the internet age.

Take track 2 'Kids' for example. It starts with the kind of guitar riff that would have felt at home on any Def Leppard release, then adds to the mix a hip hop style military drum loop, lets Krauss's angelic & innocent vocals give the song a solid base and then distorts the whole thing with weird fuzz (sorry, could'nt think of a better or more appropriate word).
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