Brooklyn, NY’s Sleigh Bells are following up the release of last year’s Jessica Rabbit with a new mini-LP. Entitled Kid Kruschev, the duo of Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller will return soon with another biting collection of abrasive noise pop that fuses together squalling guitar riffs with sweet vocal melodies.
The inspiration for Kid Kruschev began after the duo relocated from Brooklyn to upstate New York, a move that gave them a new atmosphere for them to develop their ideas. During this time, they were able to assess the country’s heated political climate, all while embracing the unease that comes from not knowing what the future holds. Miller has this to say about the new songs:
“Doesn’t feel like the sky is falling, feels more like it fell. Maybe a long time ago and it’s just more obvious now. Lots of friction and darkness as well as opposition to all that, which has been inspiring to see. Alexis moved north of Brooklyn recently, somewhere with trees and cliffs, providing us with a new space to write and record without pissing off neighbors, so that’s what we’ve been doing. We didn’t want to wait another year or two to release something. We like the idea of putting out shorter records at a more consistent rate, so we’re gonna give it a shot for a while, see how it feels. Thanks for listening. Take care.”
Sleigh Bells will also be embarking on a lengthy North American tour this winter. Dates are below; Sunflower Bean support on multiple dates. Kid Kruschev comes out on November 10.