Review: Sleigh Bells' 'Jessica Rabbit' Expands Duo's Explosive Noise

Our take on Brooklyn band's fourth album

Sleigh Bells' latest is 'Jessica Rabbit'

When Brooklyn duo Sleigh Bells arrived six years ago, their wild-style hip-hop/noise-punk seemed like an explosive novelty. Four records into their run, they're still building on it – from the metal fight song "Unlimited Dark Paths" to the chiming art pop of "Baptism by Fire" to "I Can't Stand You Anymore," where singer Alexis Krauss goes full Eighties diva. She sounds at once playful and vengeful: "God only knows the hell that I chose," she shouts over tornado guitars on "Rule Number One," like Brian Wilson high on a holy migraine.