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Check Out Sleigh Bells’ New Tune “You Don’t Get Me Twice”

In a very real sense, Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss (aka Sleigh Bells) have carved out a niche for themselves in the noise-pop genre. Their unique blend of electro beats with heavy, shredding guitars (all overdriven through the speakers for good measure) is just plain contagious. This isn’t the kind of music I normally gravitate toward personally (I’m more of a girl/guitar/coffeehouse kind of girl), but I can’t help loving this sound somehow. It’s raw and gritty like sandpaper, but in a good way.

Sleigh Bells have a new album coming out October 8 called Bitter Rivals; the duo previewed the title track earlier this month, and this week they’ve released a second one, “You Don’t Get Me Twice.” This tune is highly catchy, almost bouncy at times, and for a band known for its penchant for angst, it almost marks a lightening of the mood. I’m definitely looking forward to the rest of the album when it comes out. See what you think!

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About the Author


Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Kim Phelps found her inspiration and love for music listening to local bands play in the coffeehouses around town. She soon found her own voice as a singer-songwriter, and eventually began playing her own gigs in the coffee shops. Her personal influences include Ani DiFranco, Indigo Girls, Ingrid Michaelson and Cat Power, but as an indie musician herself, she has an affinity for any band or artist who pursues creative freedom on the outskirts of the music industry. As our Indie correspondent, Kim makes a point of highlighting up-and-coming independent acts who are creating a buzz and building an audience. When she's not blogging for us or playing in the coffee shops, Kim works as a barista herself to help pay the bills. She currently lives in Seattle, Washington.

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