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Sleigh Bells


Bonnaroo, the four day music and arts festival, begins today in Manchester, Tennessee.

This is the tenth year and the lineup is stellar.

In celebration of Bonnaroo, RCRDLBL has released from their archives a free download of 24 bands performing this year including Arcade Fire, Florence and the Machine, Sleigh Bells, Best Coast, Iron & Wine, and the Black Angels among others.

Featured here is Twin Shadow, the nom de plume of George Lewis, Jr., who developed his chops in Boston before reinventing himself in Brooklyn.

“I Can’t Wait” is from his debut album Forget.

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The world of music is cyclical and goes into hiatus a few weeks before Christmas and into the new year. Slowly new music is released in January and gains momentum later in the winter flowing into the spring.

Bands that enthralled me last year included Arcade Fire, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Avi Buffalo, Badly Drawn Boy, Beach House, Belle & Sebastian, Best Coast, Blonde Redhead, Delorean, The Drums, Dum Dum Girls, Eminem, Girl Talk, Glasser, Gorillaz, Janelle Monáe, Joanna Newsom, Karen Elson, Laura Marling, Lykke Li, Matt & Kim, Mumford & Sons, The National, No Age, Perfume Genius, Phoenix, School of Seven Bells, She & Him, Shearwater, Sleigh Bells, Stars, Titus Andronicus and Warpaint.

And The xx continued to give me great pleasure.

Here you will hear the best new music as it becomes available.

Next week we will have an exclusive Cure video.

Happy New Year indeed.

Sleigh Bells

Sleigh Bells is a duo out of Brooklyn, NY: Alexis Krauss, vocalist; Derek E. Miller, songwriter, guitarist and producer. Noisy and intense, they just released their debut album, Treats, on M.I.A.’s label, N.E.E.T . Recordings. “Infinity Guitars” is free on ITunes (here) and is the Song of the Day.

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“Infinity Guitars” by Sleigh Bells

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