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Sleigh Bells at Terminal 5 in 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
Sleigh Bells

Abrasive pop duo Sleigh Bells have announced that the followup to 2012's Reign of Terror is called Bitter Rivals, and it will be out on October 8 via Mom + Pop. The album's first single/title track is more of the band's heavy, trashy pop, and you can hear it in the song's video (made in conjunction with The Creators Project), below. The album artwork, tracklist, and a clip of Alexis Krauss talking about the new album on SiriusXMU are below too.

Sleigh Bells will be supporting the new album with a tour of the US and Canada this fall, which brings the band to Terminal 5 on November 22 (a place they've played before). Most of the tour is with Doldrums, but and the Terminal 5 date is also with Danny Brown. Tickets for the T5 show are not on sale yet go on sale Friday (9/6) at noon. All tour dates are listed below.

UPDATE: Doldrums are on the T5 date as well.

Meanwhile, Danny Brown, who will release his new album, OLD, on September 30 via Fool's Gold, just played Fool's Gold Day Off in Williamsburg Park yesterday (9/2) with Run the Jewels, Migos, A$AP Ferg, and more. A video with clips of yesterday's show is below. If you're an NYU student, you can also probably catch Danny at the NYU Mystery Concert tonight (9/3).

All Sleigh Bells dates are listed, along with videos, LP artwork and tracklist, below...

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Sleigh Bells - "Bitter Rivals" Official Video

Fool's Gold Day Off 2013

Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss talks 'Bitter Rivals' on SiriusXMU

Sleigh Bells - Bitter Rivals
Bitter Rivals

Bitter Rivals Tracklist:
01 Bitter Rivals
02 Sugarcane
03 Minnie
04 Sing Like a Wire
05 Young Legends
06 Tiger Kit
07 You Don't Get Me Twice
08 To Hell With You
09 24
10 Love Sick

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Sleigh Bells -- 2013 Tour Dates
10-04 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
10-10 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore *
10-11 Portland, OR - Roseland *
10-12 Seattle, WA - Showbox at Market *
10-15 Santa Ana, CA - Observatory *
10-18 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey *
10-20 San Francisco, CA - Treasure Island Music Festival
10-22 Salt Lake City, UT - The Grand *
10-23 Denver, CO - Bluebird *
10-25 Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom *
10-26 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater *
10-27 Austin, TX - Stubb's *
10-29 Atlanta, GA - Center Stage *
10-30 Jacksonville, FL - Freebird Live *
11-01 St. Petesburg, FL - State Theatre *
11-02 Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room *
11-04 Orlando, FL - Firestone *
11-05 Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
11-06 Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre *
11-08 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works *
11-09 Columbus, OH - Newport *
11-10 Chicago, IL - Metro *
11-12 Detroit, MI - St. Andrews *
11-13 Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix *
11-14 Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom *
11-16 Boston, MA - Royale *
11-17 Albany, NY - Upstate Concert Hall *
11-19 Washington, DC - Upstate Concert Hall *
11-20 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
11-22 New York, NY - Terminal 5 +
* with Doldrums
+ with Danny Brown

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Comments (11)

At least it's better than anything off the last album...!

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2013 11:11 AM

Not sure why they're putting this out this year. 2013 has had enough big indie albums under its belt to fill up the year-end lists (not to say this would make it) but at this stage in the year, they probably would have benefited to waiting until 2014 to get the most out of it. It'll be a mediocre release at best, and forgotten by the time the ball drops at the end of December.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2013 11:16 AM

11:16, what year are you living in where concepts such as timing of release dates even matter anymore? Major labels only think that way for their huge artists, doesn't fuckin matter with Sleigh Bells, who's music is forgettable anyway.

Oh and way to steal a title from The Rival Mob demo for this sure-to-be-shitty album. I'm sure the guitarist probably knows full well.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2013 11:28 AM

11:28, they just came out with an album that sounds just like this last year, and this time, they're not even bothering to change their clothing image gimmick. So, my point isn't so much in relation to maximizing album sales, but rather it being a poor decision of a very image-conscious "indie" band to return so soon in a year where there's already been enough to preoccupy listeners with. Come next year, there's going to be barely any new music from established bands, and it would have worked to their benefit if they let listeners take a break from their shtick this year.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2013 11:46 AM

To the benefit to save listeners from their Schtick for all time, finally admitting their music is terrible and go back to bartending at Enid's

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2013 12:29 PM

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2013 2:11 PM

Can we start discussing the fact that this dude can't play guitar to save his life?

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2013 2:45 PM

Can we start discussing the fact this band...er, duo, is as exciting as a limp dick? That schtick got old quick.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2013 10:28 PM

She's beautiful but they suck.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2013 11:15 PM

They caught lightning in a bottle on the first album...everything since has been a boring retread. They've severely dialed back the vocal distortion and general noise since then, and the most attractive part was that noisy juxtaposition. Now it's just straight pop. Not bad, just not interesting.

Posted by Briella | September 29, 2013 1:45 PM

rockin' a neck-thru Jackson and he still doesn't play up to your standards. That's sad cuz Jackson's have amazingly fast necks and extra jumbo frets.

<<<gear head.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2013 12:59 PM

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