Reporting Shannon Carlin
Mark you calendars because Sleigh Bells will ride again.
The duo, comprised of Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss, told Revolt that on September 3rd at exactly 12:01 am they will give details of their new studio album, stream the record’s first single and release the accompanying music video, along with announce tour dates.
Fans can stream the band’s new single on the site http://www.bitterrivals.us/, which as of now features nothing more than a shot of a rocky beach. No word yet if “Bitter Rivals” is the title of the new song or the name of the album, but all will be revealed next week.
The band has been hinting at what fans can expect from their third album since releasing their last record, Reign Of Terror in 2012.
Last year in an interview with the Huffington Post, Miller said they were already working on new music and that their next album would sound “a lot more clean…it might sound surprising.” Krauss described her vocals as more melodic with a hint of R&B. “I use my voice in more of a, dare I say, traditional way,” she said.
The band described the recording process as a “true collaboration.”
“‘Comeback Kid’ [off Reign of Terror] was a huge turning point for us,” Miller said. “I gave her the instrumental, and within five minutes, we had a whole song. It opened my eyes. I felt like she was extremely underutilized. I’m not spread quite as thin this time. She’s doing most of the heavy lifting on this.”
Miller also told Australian radio station, Triple J that will be “just more up and positive… not as downer,” adding ”It’s not as dark… I kind of worked through a lot of difficult stuff on the last record.” The guitarist wrote Reign Of Terror after the death of his father in a 2009 motorcycle accident.
Watch Sleigh Bells’ video for “Comeback Kid” below and dream about this new sound they speak of.