Sleigh Bells announce new album Bitter Rivals, share new title track, detail new tour dates; you know, all that new-album-cycle crap

Sleigh Bells announce new album Bitter Rivals, share new title track, detail new tour dates; you know, all that new-album-cycle crap

Ah, autumn: the perfect time of year for loud bangs, giddy shrieks, and the sweet sounds of your audiophile friends complaining about “overstressed compressors” or whatever. In other words, ‘tis the season for a new offering from Sleigh Bells, the world’s premier hyper-real bubble-gum metal non-band!

According to a press release I didn’t write but read most of, the adorably hardcore duo of Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller are fixin’ to release their third album (and follow-up to last-year’s Reign of Terror) on October 8 via the Mom + Pop label.

What does it sound like? Well, let me answer that question by saying all this stuff instead: it’s called Bitter Rivals and was produced by Derek Miller and mixed by Andrew Dawson (Yeezus, Wolf, Watch the Throne, 4, and Teflon Don). It’s also available for pre-order as I type this, and the title track can be downloaded via iTunes right now. But then again, why download something when you can just watch the embedded video (directed by the band in collaboration with The Creators Project) of that something here at good ol’ Tiny Mix Tapes dot com? That’s what I’d do. Especially if I wasn’t all that unsure about what the new Sleigh Bells could possibly sound like.

Bitter Rivals tracklisting:

01. Bitter Rivals
02. Sugarcane
03. Minnie
04. Sing Like a Wire
05. Young Legends
06. Tiger Kit
07. You Don’t Get Me Twice
08. To Hell With You
09. 24
10. Love Sick

OH SHIT, THERE’S ALSO A TOUR (guess I should have read that whole article after all):

10.04.13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
10.10.13 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore *
10.11.13 - Portland, OR - Roseland *
10.12.13 - Seattle, WA - Showbox at Market *
10.15.13 - Santa Ana, CA - Observatory *
10.18.13 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey *
10.20.13 - San Francisco, CA - Treasure Island Music Festival
10.22.13 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Grand *
10.23.13 - Denver, CO - Bluebird *
10.25.13 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom *
10.26.13 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater *
10.27.13 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s *
10.29.13 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage *
10.30.13 - Jacksonville, FL - Freebird Live *
11.01.13 - St. Petesburg, FL - State Theatre *
11.02.13 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room *
11.04.13 - Orlando, FL - Firestone *
11.05.13 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
11.06.13 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre *
11.08.13 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works *
11.09.13 - Columbus, OH - Newport *
11.10.13 - Chicago, IL - Metro *
11.12.13 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews *
11.13.13 - Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix *
11.14.13 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom *
11.16.13 - Boston, MA - Royale *
11.17.13 - Albany, NY - Upstate Concert Hall *
11.19.13 - Washington, DC - Upstate Concert Hall *
11.20.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
11.22.13 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 +

* Doldrums
+ Danny Brown

• Sleigh Bells: http://sleighbells.tumblr.com
• Mom + Pop: http://www.momandpopmusic.com

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