Saturday, January 29, 2011

10/50: Sleigh Bells "Infinity Guitars"

50 Songs in 50 Days
Sleigh Bells "Infinity Guitars"

Okay, I realize that it's been a VERY long time since I've posted a song so I'm trying to get back into doing it again every day. And what better way to re-boot this project than starting with Sleigh Bells! Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss are Williamsburg's latest wet dream these days, but unlike the other acts that have held this title (Animal Collective, Ratatat,) they're actually really inventive, creative and have an aesthetic.
Anyway, "Infinity Guitars" is the song I'd tell someone to listen to if they've never heard of Sleigh Bells because it perfectly exemplifies their music. Sick beats, loud guitar, fast-paced, questionable but endearing lyrics. All there. The video embedded above is pretty awesome too...blowing shit up in a catholic school girl uniform! Now, if that's not marketing towards guys then I don't know what is but nonetheless, girls can still find this awesome too apparently.
You might have heard Sleigh Bells' other key track "Kids" on the advertisements for MTV's literal shit show, Skins (don't get me started,) which has been great for them, exposing their music to a completely different audience. One would hope though that because of that, they wont sell out too hard. I'll be okay with a car commercial here and there but if I hear "Riot Rhythm" on the newest Ashton Kutcher chick flick trailer, it will definitely be a sad day. Like hearing "Lisztomania" on the Valentines Day trailer status.

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