Only a year and half after the release of their last record, Sleigh Bells release ‘Bitter Rivals’, the third album in their burgeoning canon. The album, ‘Bitter Rivals’, is set to be released on October 11th, 2013 via Liberator Music. The ten song LP, produced by Sleigh Bells multi-instrumentalist, Derek Miller and mixed by Andrew Dawson, finds the band holding fast to their uncompromising sound and aesthetic while searching for badass new ways to make pop music.
The eponymous lead single, ‘Bitter Rivals’, is vintage Sleigh Bells, bearing the band’s signature sound. The hard crunch of Miller’s Jackson guitars juxtaposed against Alexis Krauss’s hooky pop vocals over electronic beats makes ‘Bitter Rivals’ instantly recognisable.
“This song is definitely representative of what you’re going to hear on the record in terms of setting a certain mood and combining a lot of the elements that we love to incorporate into our production,” Krauss said in an interview on SiriusXMU. “You have the gang vocals, the really vicious, brutal production, and the hooky, melodic element in the chorus.”
The video for the album’s title track, up now on bitterrivals.us, was made in conjunction with The Creators Project (a partnership between Intel and Vice), and was directed by Sleigh Bells.