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Sleigh Bells Announce North American Tour Dates

Sleigh BellsSleigh Bells have just confirmed a lengthy North American tour this April, surrounding dates at the Red Bull Sound Select, Coachella, Governors Ball, NXNE in Toronto, and Firefly Music Festival. Sadly, the tour isn’t as extensive as one might hope, and won’t touch the East Coast aside from their appearances at the Governors Ball in New York and Big Guava Music Festival in Florida. You can check out the full list of dates below.  Continue reading ‘Sleigh Bells Announce North American Tour Dates’

Counterpoint Festival 2014 Announces Lineup

counterpoint music festivalBetween all the award ceremonies and summer festival announcements these past few weeks, we’re feeling pretty jazzed about all the regulars we’ve been seeing in the circuit. Adding to the run of festival announcements is Georgia’s Counterpoint Festival, with headliners OutKast, Foster The People, and Pretty Lights, along with supporting acts Matt & Kim, Sleigh Bells, and many more in the 75+ act lineup. The three-day fest will take place in Rome, Georgia from April 25th-27th at Kingston Downs. Check out the full lineup below.  Continue reading ‘Counterpoint Festival 2014 Announces Lineup’

OutKast, Foo Fighters, And More At Delware’s Firefly Music Festival

outkastPreparations for the summer festival season is really kicking into high gear now. We recently told you about the return of OutKast, who will headline Coachella and the Governors Ball, and now you can add the Firefly Music Festival to the duo’s itinerary (along with 37 other fests). Big Boi and Andre 3000 will be joined by Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson, Arctic Monkeys, Weezer, Childish Gambino, Chance the Rapper, Sleigh Bells, Girl Talk, Tegan and Sara, Band of Horses, Iron & Wine, Sky Ferreira, tUnE-yArDs, Phosphorescent, and many more.

Firefly will be held June 19th to 22nd at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. Get tickets now through the festival’s website. Check there or watch the announcement video below for info and the full lineup.
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Sleigh Bells Perform On ‘Letterman’

Sleigh BellsLast night Sleigh Bells took to the stage of the Late Show With David Letterman to perform their animated little number “Young Legends,” off their most recent release, Bitter Rivals. The band was just announced as part of the massive Coachella lineup alongside OutKast, Queens Of The Stone Age, Lorde, and Forster The People. Check out the performance below. Continue reading ‘Sleigh Bells Perform On ‘Letterman’’

Sleigh Bells Stream New Album

Indie outfit Sleigh Bells are streaming their new album, Bitter Rivals, one week ahead of its release date.

The third album of their career, Bitter Rival reintroduces Sleigh Bells back to the pop landscape with a sonic fury that has no current equal in the world of music. The album contains ten brand new tracks and was produced by guitarist Derek Miller with mixing by Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, Jay Z, Tyler, The Creator). You can stream the entire album, starting today, on Consequence Of Sound.

Though they have only been part of the indie world for a few years, Sleigh Bells have already become one of the most discussed bands in alternative music. Their sound straddles the line between rock, pop, and hip-hop with a fervor, and from what we’ve heard so far, Bitter Rivals might just be their finest effort to date.

Bitter Rivals arrives in stores October 8. After you listen to the stream, comment below and let us know your thoughts on Sleigh Bells’ latest.

Discourse & Dischord

The Good

Kid in snuggie nails Beyoncé’s “Countdown” video

That’s one headline we never thought we’d type, but alas, it’s true. A young fan of Beyoncé took it upon himself to recreate the singer’s colorful and kinetic video for “Countdown.” And to make things even more interesting, he did it while wearing a snuggie. All hail the king of comfortable choreography, KKPalmer1000.

Coachella cruise to set sail in December

All hipsters aboard! Coachella is losing its land legs and heading off to the high seas with two music cruises this December. Passengers will be treated to sets by the likes of Girl Talk, Sleigh Bells, and James Murphy from LCD Soundsystem as they tour the Caribbean, sip on rum runners, and get seasick all over their Urban Outfitter threads. We’re totally there.

The Bad

R. Kelly’s releases video for “Feelin’ Single”

R. Kelly just released the video for “Feelin’ Single” from his quaintly titled new album, Write Me Back. And in true Kelly fashion, things get a little wack. After spending the first two verses moping over his hard-partying girlfriend who’s out in the club, Kelly breaks into a Chicago-style song and dance number, naturally. There’s no midget, no Bridget, and no Rosie the Nosy Neighbor from his “Trapped In The Closet” masterpiece, but you may still crack a smile.

Pitbull sent to Alaskan hinterland

The wiseacres at Something Awful who rallied to get Pitbull sent to Alaska have prevailed. Walmart announced that the rapper will perform at its most remote store in Kodiak. Pitbull is being a good sport about the whole thing, and even offered to bring the two men behind Something Awful—David Thorpe and Jon Hendren—with him on his big trip. Check out his response below.


The Ugly

Madonna to be sued for swastika reference

Who would have thought that equating a political leader to a Nazi wouldn’t end well? Not Madonna. The material girl got slapped with a lawsuit after she flashed a video image of right wing French leader Marine Le Pen with a swastika overlaid across her face. Le Pen’s party, Front National, has filed a suit against Madonna for public insult. Maybe hydrangeas should do the same?



Joanna Newsome spends seven minutes in “heaven”

Don’t get us wrong, we love this video of Joanna Newsome spending time in a closet with SNL writer Mike O’Brien for his web series “7 Minutes in Heaven.” We’re just a little freaked out by the duo’s evil clown impressions, the bowls of chili, and the keyboard-chicken debacle. Find out what we’re talking about by watching the video here.


Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Billy Corgan Rihanna
Lady Gaga Coldplay
  • First, pro wrestling. Now, Broadway? You are quite worldly for a man with a duckface, Billy Corgan.
  • All hail the Queen of Facebookia.
  • Coldplay fans, you might want to check for some hidden functions. You know, for the ladies.
  • Who wouldn’t want a nude drawing by an 85 year old man? Best Christmas present ever.
  • Judging by the trailer, we’re guessing they mean the term “pop” in the loosest manner possible.
  • Russell Simmons sticking it to Lowe’s by not taking their money.
  • Need to make an artist weep heavily while recording? Can’t go wrong with making them sing a little Bob Dylan.
  • You’re welcome, Dave. You’re welcome.

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Kanye West Bono
Adele Black Keys
  • Clearly, the only reason Kayne didn’t get nominated is because his works are so awesome that they offset each other.
  • Bono, if you want to stop sounding like a girl, you might want to take off those sunglasses.
  • Can’t really blame him. Carl Barat does have a very punchable face.
  • Nice to get the official odds for the office’s back-alley GRAMMY betting ring.
  • When Will Smith’s daughter decides to step in, you know that it’s been too long since the last Will Smith album.
  • Damon Albarn reveals himself to have been the Wizard of Gorillaz all along. Munchkins everywhere are shocked.
  • Did Sleigh Bells turn into a metalcore band when we weren’t looking?
  • Bieb’s just trying to show that teen heartthrobs gotta stick together. Undersized fist bump.


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