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Sleigh Bells stream new single “Bitter Rivals”, announce album and tour

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    Sleigh Bells return with “Bitter Rivals”, the lead single and title track to their upcoming third studio album, due out October 8th through Mom + Pop Music. It comes accompanied by a video, directed by the band. Watch it below.

    In an agreeable case of art matching art, “Bitter Rivals” — its title, song, and video — rallies from the fiery football arenas of hell, crunching and hyping with the sort of pep that Sleigh Bells have trademarked in, oh, under three years. It’s also a proper reminder how shit’s going down this weekend. #NFLFantasy

    Spanning 10 tracks, Bitter Rivals was produced by guitarist Derek Miller and mixed by Andrew Dawson (YeezusWolfWatch the Throne). Pre-orders are now ongoing via iTunes.

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    In an interview with The Huffington Post back in October 2012, Miller said the album’s sound is a “a lot more clean…it might sound surprising.” Meanwhile, singer Alexis Krauss described her vocals as more “melodically” with a hint of R&B. “I use my voice in more of a, dare I say, traditional way.”

    In support of the release, the band has mapped out a US fall tour alongside Doldrums and Danny Brown. Check out the full docket below.

    Sleigh Bells’ sophomore album, Reign of Terror, released in February 2012, ranked at #33 in our list of the Top 50 Albums of 2012.

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    Bitter Rivals Tracklist:
    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

    Sleigh Bells 2013 Tour Dates:
    10/04 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
    10/10 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore *
    10/11 – Portland, OR @ Roseland *
    10/12 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at Market *
    10/15 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory *
    10/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey *
    10/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Music Festival
    10/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Grand *
    10/23 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird *
    10/25 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom *
    10/26 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater *
    10/27 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s *
    10/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage *
    10/30 – Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live *
    11/01 – St. Petesburg, FL @ State Theatre *
    11/02 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room *
    11/04 – Orlando, FL @ Firestone *
    11/05 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
    11/06 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre *
    11/08 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works *
    11/09 – Columbus, OH @ Newport *
    11/10 – Chicago, IL @ Metro *
    11/12 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews *
    11/13 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix *
    11/14 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom *
    11/16 – Boston, MA @ Royale *
    11/17 – Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall *
    11/19 – Washington, DC @ Upstate Concert Hall *
    11/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
    11/22 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 +

    * = w/ Doldrums
    + = w/ Danny Brown

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