Sleigh Bells are not a band to fuck with. I’ve been trying to find a way to see them since their CMJ breakthrough, but school and other â€œlife factors” prevented me from doing so. Iâ€™d heard about how awesome their show as and had pretty unfair expectations going into the show. I thought that there was no way they could possibly live up to them.
They did. They took my expectations and blew me out of the water. That was the immediate response I had the minute I heard the duel guitar riffs slaying away while the sultry Alexis Krauss made the stage her plaything, running around, swinging her hair back and forth.
The guitars are dialed up as if in a hardcore metal guitar battle, with enormous beats dropping like explosives right behind them. Alexisâ€™ vocals were a sweet topping to all the madness, though her screams often elevated the chaos to insane levels.
If there was one show that I was both mad and glad I didnâ€™t bring ear plugs to the photo pit, this was it.
If you didnâ€™t score tickets to their free Converse show in NYC, you really messed up. I’m already counting the days.
Photos from their set are at your disposal below.