Song Of The Day: Download Sleigh Bells' first single 'Tell 'Em'
Another reason to run M.I.A.'s name this week
M.I.A.'s name was in the news for other reasons this week, in one more positive, not-head-shooty way.
Her N.E.E.T. imprint, in conjunction with Mom + Pop, is releasing Sleigh Bells' crazy, ravey effort "Treats" on May 11.. For a taste, we have "Tell 'Em."
I'd venture a guess and say I've listened to this track 40 times in the last 48 hours. It's a prepare-for-battle track without the moodiness of a single minor melody. It starts up here (put your hand flat to your nose) and goes and stays there (extend your hand away from your face in a straight line). Alexis Krauss' siren voice bleats over a machine gun -- sorry, I had to say it -- of drum beats and laser sounds with the chanting of a cheerleader, encouraging us to do "our best today."
The band is touring with Yeasayer -- a killer double-bill -- for a few more days, and are playing some hilariously small shows in their home base Brooklyn for the album release. Then they're out all summer. You will hear Sleigh Bells coming.
[Stream the track after the jump...]
Sleigh Bells, "Tell 'Em"
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