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Sleigh Bells Announce New Album ‘Bitter Rivals’

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New York noise-pop duo Sleigh Bells have announced the release of their third LP, Bitter Rivals, due out October 8th on Mom + Pop. The band has paired the announcement with the video for the title track, which finds the two in typical Sleigh Bells form. 

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The clip starts off innocently enough: some simple guitar, shoulder shaking, snapping and cooing from singer Alexis Krauss, that launches into the raucous, shredding rock the group is known for. Guitarist Derek Miller rocks out in an LSU jersey while Krauss showcases her boxing skills in a leopard print silk robe while instructing listeners to “be not afraid.” The video shifts during the songs chorus, as Krauss’ tough girl antics are replaced with softer notes as she declares “You are my bitter rival, but I need you for survival.”

Bitter Rivals is the follow-up to 2012’s Reign of Terror, which landed the duo a high-profile performance on Saturday Night Live and peaked at # 12 on the Billboard 200. Sleigh Bells’ fall tour kicks off on October 4th in Pittsburgh, Pa. with Danny Brown and Doldrums supporting. You can check out the dates below. 

10/04 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
10/10 Vancouver, British Columbia – 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, Ontario – 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 

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