N.E.E.T. Records recording artists Sleigh Bells just dropped a bomb on the music industry with the premiere of their video "Rill Rill." If I had to pick favorites with tracks from their critically acclaimed debut album Treats, my money would definitely be on "Rill Rill," so thank you to the powers that be for granting us with visual accompaniment to a perfect soundtrack. NERD ALERT: "Rill Rill" samples Funkadelic's "Can You Get to That" from their game changing Maggot Brain album.
Chatter's quieted down a smidgen in the 8 months since Treats' release. Derek E. Miller (songwriter, guitarist, producer) and Alexis Krauss (vocals) seem to be bent on keeping the whispers going, successfully executing one hell of a tactic is a great way to do that; being totally awesome helps too. The video, absorbing and disturbing, was directed by Jon Watts. It features the Fantastic Brooklyn duo cruising through the desert in a car made for James Dean, wrecking havoc like protagonists in a Quentin Tarantino flick or something. Oh, ya know, as you do!! In other good news: they released tour dates this week. Check Sleigh Bells do what they do in a town near you.