by Andrew Frisicano

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Sleigh Bells

Sleigh Bells' show at Webster Hall tonight with Yeasayer, their brief tourmates, is sold out. But there are more chances to see the highly buzzed band soon. One of those, originally scheduled to take place at the now-closed Market Hotel, happens May 11th at Ridgewood Temple (1054 Bushwick Ave @ Gates St, Bushwick). Advance tickets available in-person through Record Grouch/Old Made Vintage (441 Metropolitan Ave at Meeker St) in Williamsburg (1pm-7pm daily). Past shows at the venue have included Vivian Girls/Crystal Stilts on Halloween and Dan Deacon/Ed Schrader in '08.

Sleigh Bells also play the intimate backroom at Coco 66 on May 7th with Mr. Dream (Matt Morello, Adam Moerder and Nick Sylvester) and DJ Rezound. MNDR was supposed to play the show too, but "A last-minute request from Massive Attack to open for their North American tour is taking her away to Canada." Advance tickets are sold out, and "A very limited number of tickets will be avail at the box office on Friday May 7th at 10:00 PM." UPDATE: "20 tickets will be available at the door at 9pm, not 10pm."

Also on the bill for the Ridgewood Temple show are Brooklyn band Sundelles, "secret guests," and Cults. Cults are a new duo who NME says recently expanded to a four-piece for live shows. Their debut 7", noticed already by both Pitchfork and Perez, is available for free at their site.


Cults is real-life couple "Brian Oblivion" (not his real name presumably) and Madeline Follin, and their songs have a girl-group-influenced, retro pop sound. This gig will be one of their first shows ever (they played Mercury Lounge recently). This summer they're also playing an afternoon show with Titus Andronicus at Newtown Barge Park on Saturday, June 26th (Part of the Northside Festival). One of their tracks is above.

Also above, the first track off Sleigh Bells' debut. That record comes out on N.E.E.T., MIA's label, who Sleigh Bells are opening for on Governors Island along with Die Antwoord and others.

All Sleigh Bells tour dates and Yeasayer's setlist from their Chicago show are below...

Sleigh Bells - 2010 Tour Dates
May 03 Paradise w Yeasayer Boston, Massachuse, US
May 04 Webster Hall w Yeasayer New York, New York , US
May 05 The Trocadero w Yeasayer Philadelphia, Pennsylvan, US
May 07 Coco66 Brooklyn, New York , US
May 11 Ridgewood Temple Brooklyn, New York , US
May 14 Walk The Line Festival @ Paard Van Troje The Hague, NL
May 15 The Great Escape @ Concorde 2 Brighton, UK
May 16 Blue Flowers @ George IV London, UK
May 18 Macbeth London, UK
May 19 The Corner Manchester, UK
May 20 Liverpool Sound City @ Shipping Forecast Liverpool, UK
May 21 Cockpit 3 Leeds, UK
May 22 Stag & Dagger @ Glasgow Art School Vic Bar Glasgow, UK
May 24 the jericho oxford, UK
May 25 The Louisiana Bristol, UK
May 27 Primavera Sound Festival Barcelona, ES
May 28 Social Club Paris, FR
May 29 Rotown Rotterdam, NL
May 30 Merleyn Nijmegen, NL
Jun 02 Pleasure Night Gent, BE
Jul 18 Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago, Illinois, US

Yeasayer Thursday (4/29) at Metro in Chicago setlist (via)
1. The Children
2. Strange Reunions
3. Rome
4. Wait for the Summer
5. I Remember
6. 2080
7. Love Me Girl
8. Tightrope
9. O.N.E.
10. Mondegreen
11. Madder Red
12. Ambling Alp
13. Grizelda
14. Sunrise