Archive for the ‘Sleigh Bells’ Tag

Video: Sleigh Bells – Rill Rill

Playlist: Music Library 24-01-2011

The Music Library is an alternative music show which airs on Flirtfm 101.3, Galway’s alternative student station Monday-Friday between 8 and 9 am. I take charge of the tunes on Mondays. Todays show was celebration of the heights of 2010 with a selection of tunes off my’ Top Songs’ post below. No podcast unfortunately.

Baths – Lovely Bloodflow
Foals – Spanish Sahara
Tanlines – Real Life
Sleigh Bells – Tell ‘Em
Four Tet – Angel Echoes
Gold Panda – Snow & Taxis
Glasser – Apply
Crystal Castles – Celestica
How to Dress Well – You Won’t Need Me Where I’m Goin’
Mount Kimbie – Before I Move Off
Liars – Scissor
Two Door Cinema Club – Undercover Martyn
Warpaint – Undertow
Kendal Johansson – Blue Moon

‘Tis the Season for Sleigh Bells

One of the best bits of festive cheer to come my way this December is the news that the wonderful Sleigh Bells are coming to Ireland. The experimental rock duo play Dublin’s Whelan’s on February 18th. Tickets are €16.50 plus booking fee. The New York outfit eluded many European festivals this summer their performance was the talk of Primavera 2010.

Video: Sleigh Bells- Riot Rhythm

If the video to ‘Infinity Guitars’ was exactly what you’d expect for a Sleigh Bells tune, the same cannot be said of the latest video off one of the albums of 2010. The visual accompaniment for the stomping ‘Riot Rhythm’ sees a father training his son (I’m basing their familial connection solely on the fact that they’re both ginger) to be a chess master. The three minutes footage appears to acts as a sort of piss take on epics like Rocky and Karate Kid. What the video does achieve is to capture the fun of the Sleigh Bells sound.

Album: Warpaint – The Fool

The Fool is the debut album from LA all-girl quartet Warpaint. Having seen many members come and go since the band formed in 2004, Warpaint currently consists of  Emily Kokal (vocals/guitar), Theresa Wayman (vocals/guitar), Jenny Lee Lindberg (bassist/vocals), and Stella Mozgawa (drums/keyboards). Any preconceptions you may have about “girl bands” need to be checked at the door for this one. The Fool is an engaging and compelling listen which offers more every time it’s played.

Intricate layering of uncomplicated guitar with probing bass and eerie keys is the essence of Warpaint’s subtle brand of psychedelic indie. The Fool doesn’t opt for the Sleigh Bells-esque ear bursting, attention grabbing amplification, it weaves and flows, haunting your subconsciousness with a sinister edge similar to that of Liars. Their Californian background shines through in the emphasis placed on guitar which lays the foundations on most tracks a la Surfer Blood and The Red hot Chilli Peppers. The vocal melodies present on tracks including Shadows and Composure are designed to make the hairs on your neck stand on end.

Having raised a few eyebrows with their self released 2009 EP Exquisite Corpse, The Fool has cemented Warpaint’s reputation as talented songwriters. Undertow, the most obvious single on the album, has already enjoyed plenty of airtime. Unlike other contemporary all-girl acts (Au Revoir Simone) Warpaint go beyond generic pop and create music with the intelligence of Laura Marling and the eloquence of Bat for Lashes.

Playlist: Music Library 1-11-2010

The Music Library is an alternative music show which airs on Flirtfm 101.3, Galway’s alternative student station Monday-Friday between 8 and 9 am. I take charge of the tunes on Mondays.

Sleigh Bells -Tell Em
Janelle Monae – Cold War
Arcade Fire – Rococo
Baths – Indoorsy
Best Coast – When I’m With You
Hooray for Humans – Signature
BATS – Higgs Boson Particle
Boysnoize – Frau ft. I Robot
Mount Kimbie – Before I Move Off
Fake Blood – Fix Your Accent
How to Dress Well – You Won’t Need me Where I’m Going
Nouveaunoise – Pyschasonic
Super Extra Bonus Party – Comets (ft. Heathers)
Waiting Room – Denis
Robyn – Dancehall Queen