I Hear Sleigh Bells!

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Chris

Chris lives in Austin, TX, where he once shook Willie Nelson's hand.

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  1. Avatar LeeEsq
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    Merry Christmas everybody.Report

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    I’d say Sleigh Bells were probably the second most-memorable show I saw this year (not that I saw very many) – I mentioned the first here, but it was pretty much the opposite of Sleigh Bells – quiet and intimate, as opposed to the SB steamroller.

    I saw SB once before on the final LCD Soundsystem tour, and they were loud as hell, and super-fun (plus, they sounded terrific – that venue had a good soundsystem and acoustics, I think James Murphy is picky about that sort of thing).

    So when they came around here recently, I talked a friend of mine into going – he asked what they sounded like, and I said “well, basically they apply the JAMC/MBV blown-speaker maximalist-noise aesthetic to like, Stacey Q pop/dance songs or something; it’s the kind of idea you can’t believe nobody came up with before.”

    He was pretty blown away.

    He called Alexis Krauss “a force of nature”; without that whole “bad-girl cheerleader” shtick she’s got going, he doesn’t think it would work.

    At the show I thought of a much more succinct way to describe them:

    “NFL Pop”.Report

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