Sleigh Bells long-awaited (it’s been, like, so many months) future-pop blueprint/debut LP is out today, and you can hear it. Today. Not before, because M.I.A.’s N.E.E.T. imprint kept Treats on non-leak lockdown under threat of excessive violence. We’re all in the same boat here, so feel free to log responses in the comments. A quick primer for fellow obsessive consumers of the duo’s various demos and 2HELLWU CD-R, after a very quick pass through: ”Beach Girls” is now “Kids” (Track 2); “Ring Ring” is now “Rill Rill” (and managed to hold on to that “Can You Get To That” Funkadelic sample from Maggot Brain); “Infinity Guitars,” “A/B Machines,” and “Crown On The Ground” all made the cut, as did some of those in-the-red guitars and beats. But those aren’t the only tricks for Treats — as told by “Tell ‘Em,” Derek and Alexis (and engineer Shane Stoneback) didn’t waste their access to the high-end studio: The alternately crisp and cataclysmic production’s as much a focus as the songs’ sugar and slice. This should make for a happy Tuesday.
- Sleigh Bells – “Tell ‘Em”Download