Posted in music | pictures on February 24, 2012

photos by Chris La Putt

Sleigh Bells

Sleigh Bells' Reign of Terror has begun, first with a show at Terminal 5 on February 17th with Black Bananas and Wet Witch (that was streamed online) and then with a Saturday Night Live appearance the next night. Pictures and videos from both NYC events are in this post.

Reign of Terror is the band's latest LP which hit store shelves this week (2/21). You can check out some live videos of some of the tracks below along with video from their Saturday Night Live appearance, which the Washington Post called "lousy". Judge their tunes for yourself at the New York Times.

Jack White plays SNL next weekend, and then the Shins the week after that.

Pictures from T5, live videos from the stream & SNL, and more tour dates are below.

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Sleigh Bells - Comeback Kid (Live on SNL)

Sleigh Bells - End of the Line (Live on SNL)

Sleigh Bells, End of the Line, Live from Terminal 5, 2/17/12

Sleigh Bells, A/B Machines, Live from Terminal 5, 2/17/12


Sleigh Bells, Riot Rhythm, Live from Terminal 5, 2/17/12


Sleigh Bells, Kids, Live from Terminal 5, 2/17/12

Sleigh Bells, Infinity Guitars, Live from Terminal 5, 2/17/12

Wet Witch

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Black Bananas

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SLEIGH BELLS - 2012 TOUR DATES
Tue 21st Feb 2012 Mayan Theatre Los Angeles, CA United States
Thu 23rd Feb 2012 The Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA United States
Fri 24th Feb 2012 Showbox at the Market Seattle, WA United States
Mon 27th Feb 2012 Manchester Academy Manchester, United Kingdom
Tue 28th Feb 2012 Oran Mor Glasgow, Lanarkshire United Kingdom
Thu 1st Mar 2012 Electric Ballroom Camden Town, London United Kingdom
Fri 2nd Mar 2012 Sound Control Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom
Sat 3rd Mar 2012 Concorde 2 Brighton, Sussex United Kingdom
Mon 5th Mar 2012 La Machine Paris, France
Wed 7th Mar 2012 Festsaal Kreuzberg Berlin, Germany
Thu 8th Mar 2012 Melkweg Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mon 26th Mar 2012 Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ON Canada
Tue 27th Mar 2012 9:30 Club Washington, DC United States

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Comments (65)

worst band

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 4:54 PM

Ha. I knew writing on my face would guarantee being on here.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 5:00 PM

She's popping laxatives to take the weight off.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 5:01 PM

YANN OF TERROR

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 5:02 PM

I'd hit it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 5:08 PM

these guys are terrible

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 5:08 PM

I like how she wore the more conservative shorts for SNL, classy move.

Posted by GW | February 24, 2012 5:09 PM

thick white bitch

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 5:10 PM

I don't think I've ever openly booed a band at a concert before (and I've seen some really crappy opening bands), but I could not stop while Black Bananas were "performing." The worst thing I have ever heard or seen live.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 5:14 PM

Its a sad day when the Washington Post is uninhibited enough to write the plain truth about bad music, and Pitchfork is too financially and credibility invested to fairly critique the same awful album.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 5:15 PM

They were embarrassingly terrible on SNL, and actually managed to stand out as being terrible during a whole season of terrible acts on SNL (and I'm including Radiohead's ridiculousness in this too).

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 5:37 PM

Lana part 2. and no she cant dance. Damn is saturday night live the new mercury lounge before you get to bowery?

Posted by the truth | February 24, 2012 5:47 PM

i saw SB on SNL and they sucked big time. in fact almost every band on SNL this year has sucked. Now that the shins are playing they will continue the run of suck on SNL. oh yeah, LIN sucks now, his 15 minutes are up.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 5:47 PM

Definitely would

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 6:15 PM

these photos are kinda misleading because it looks like she's "singing" in them.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 6:36 PM

thunder yum

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 6:40 PM

I worked with them at a show on Governors Island and while they were nice the first few songs of their set was horrendous so I went and had a three some with my ex and her new girlfriend on ecstasy. Best choice ever...

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 6:43 PM

I thought they were amazing on SNL. The guitar sound was huge and her performance was once-in-a-lifetime good. Their a band that'll have legs! You-betcha.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 6:47 PM

^Liar.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 6:52 PM

I absolutely love sleigh bells and can't wait until they come to my town! Will give me a reason to venture into the city for the night of my life!

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 6:54 PM

@5:47, Amen

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 7:14 PM

@6:43 - 28 year old virgin.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 7:20 PM

I'd kill to be in one of those pockets. Polly Pocket Bells.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 7:33 PM

"Ha. I knew writing on my face would guarantee being on here."

I would for sure eat Alexis's pussy and I would go down on yours for hours as well cutie. What is your story? Let's meet up and rock to Sleigh Bells tunes all night.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 7:47 PM

evenescence meets paramore meets limp biskit

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 7:54 PM

7:47 honestly thinks he's gonna "hook up"

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 8:28 PM

This is what happens when you try too hard to be cool when you are grown.

Everybody see her High School pic...
total loser

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 8:35 PM

Their new album is better than Bowie's Heroes. You sooooo know it's true.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 8:36 PM

^Maybe "Station to Station" but not "Heroes." You've got your head up your ass. Either way, LOVE SLEIGH BELLS!

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 8:42 PM

Shit Bells.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 9:03 PM

I'd fuck her until my dick fell off.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 10:25 PM

It's a shame this crap is a byproduct of the once great Poison the Well.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2012 11:50 PM

No one will give a fuck about Sleigh Bells in two years. Just another over hyped blog core hipster band like Grimes that gets it's dick sucked by Pitchfork.

Grimes was playing a small 200 max ppl club in Philly. As soon as her Pitchfork review came out all the sudden her show sold old, now they moved her to a bigger location. It's not new fans it's just kids trying to be apart of the next buzz wave. No one is gonna pay to see these artist 15 years from now like they are doing to see Fiona Apple.

I'm drunk, gngt!

Posted by AnonHUMMUS | February 25, 2012 12:38 AM

sleigh bells is awesome...
i fucking hate brooklyn vegan now... all the comments ever are is exactly what youll see in brooklyn now...
a bunch of "hipsters" talking shit about everything....

Posted by yez | February 25, 2012 4:21 AM

The problem isn't with the haters, it's with the dipshit hipster kids that think just because a band is new and hasn't been heard, that they're awesome. And then they're not, and that become apparent when they play live. The indie rock scene has spawned so many one hit wonders for this very reason. You guys are worse than pop fans.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2012 6:47 AM

This broad needs to either hit the gym or do the honorable thing and wear pants.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2012 7:53 AM

"This broad" needs to do some squats on my stiff dick, that's all she needs to do.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2012 9:02 AM

They killed it on SNL.

Posted by Lady Gaga | February 25, 2012 10:29 AM

I'm with yez

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2012 10:59 AM

She's not in Porky Pig territory yet, but the rocket is fueled and the coordinates are loaded.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2012 11:01 AM

Where's the "fat tits" guy when you need him?

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2012 12:27 PM

this band is a joke

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2012 1:25 PM

Stop using the word hipster. It holds no weight anymore. oh yeah, Sleigh Bells new record is thin, unlike Alexis' waist.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2012 1:27 PM

What's wrong with the word "hipster".
I am one and I embrace it.
Pass me my pbr.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2012 1:43 PM

That's what you call "poom poom shorts"!

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2012 1:45 PM

Hipster is the new Nigger

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2012 1:57 PM

y no moar pics for her stems?!

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2012 2:08 PM

y no moar pics OF her stems?

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2012 2:09 PM

Grimes sold out glasslands well before that pitchfork review came out. Pitchfork hasn't been relevant for like 4 years now. Everyone I know that likes music reads Gorilla vs Bear.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2012 2:53 PM

Nice guitar, GI Joe.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2012 3:14 PM

That SNL thing is sooooooooo bad holy shit. My wife likes Sleigh Bells and she asked me to turn it off because she couldnt listen any longer. That chick is back to mom arms too. NEXT!

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2012 6:12 PM

That SNL thing is sooooooooo bad holy shit. My wife likes Sleigh Bells and she asked me to turn it off because she couldnt listen any longer. That chick is back to mom arms too. NEXT!

P.S. Lorne Michaels is a clever man.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2012 6:19 PM

Someone get her some COKE...STAT!

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2012 7:49 PM

oooh...me likey

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2012 8:19 PM

Oh Sleigh Bells releases a second full length and makes a modest progression in fan base and notoriety and the Vegan masses flip a shit... didn't see that coming

Where was all the hate after the first album

...coming from someone who agrees that they need to their improve live show

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2012 8:27 PM

^ How do you know it's the same people? I've always thought that they sucked, but I don't bother shitting on bands that suck until they have a little success. Because, really, it isn't about shitting on bands so much as it's about shitting on the moron fans who have disgustingly bad taste.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2012 8:55 PM

like it says on the show fammlee maddurz, "ya don't know what's gone until what you have isn't what's not gone no more." piece

Posted by by by by by by by by by by by | February 25, 2012 9:27 PM

She be lookin' like a ghetto bunny wif dat ripe old Freedia booty o hers.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2012 12:45 AM

9:27 du thay hav wommin on planet Douchenozzle tu? Pleez go fynd won an leev us alown.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2012 7:21 AM

this band is worse than garbage.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2012 11:53 AM

fat tits

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2012 11:59 AM

Haha! "Indie" isn't ready for prime time kiddies.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2012 4:07 PM

She be lookin' like a ghetto bunny wif dat ripe old Freedia booty o hers.

Posted by Souq | March 5, 2012 10:28 AM

Can you email me with some pointers on how you made your site look this awesome, I would appreciate it.

Posted by miniclip | August 31, 2012 4:02 AM

I love the passion

Posted by jordon | August 5, 2013 4:17 PM

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