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Treats

Sleigh BellsVinyl
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

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Based in Brooklyn, NY, Sleigh Bells is the musical collaboration of Derek E. Miller (songwriter, guitarist, producer) and Alexis Krauss (vocals). The two met and formed in 2008, when Miller was waiting tables on Alexis and her mother at a neighborhood Brazilian restaurant. When Miller mentioned that he was looking for a female vocalist for a new musical project, Krauss’s mother ... Read more in Amazon's Sleigh Bells Store

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  • Vinyl (July 20, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: MOM & POP MUSIC
  • ASIN: B003L8GPU2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #225,232 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Tell 'Em
2. Kids
3. Riot Rhythm
4. Infinity Guitars
5. Run the Heart
6. Rachel
7. Rill Rill
8. Crown on the Ground
9. Straight A's
10. A/B Machines
11. Treats

Editorial Reviews

2010 debut album from the Brooklyn Noise-Rock duo consisting of Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller. This highly anticipated album is a speaker-imploding, mind-melting mix of noize and melody with the accent on the former. Some say that this is the future of Rock 'n' Roll. Some say that this is the end of Rock 'n' Roll. Either way, it's Rock 'n' Roll!

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91 of 93 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sleigh Bells - Jingle all the way! June 1, 2010
Format:Audio CD
This one is going to split the jury. Sleigh Bells are not a Christmas novelty act (some will disagree) but another band from the People's Independent Noise Republic of Brooklyn and an immense grungy dance punk juggernaut consisting of Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller a former hardcore rock guitarist. For influences think Bow Wow Wow, crossed with Lil Wayne and then throw in the Beastie Boys, White Stripes and Le Tigre.

As for the music Sleigh Bells elephantine beats don't just hammer the damn things could pile drive concrete supports into the foundations for skyscrapers. Their primitive guitar fuzz is wickedly distorted and married to the simplest of pop melodies. Krauss's ever so sweet voice provides tranquillity amongst this cacophony. Thereby this irresistible mix combines with room-shaking production and big guitars and is the reason why so many people are salivating over this album on the blogosphere.

When I first played the opener "Tell em" on my car stereo it was so bloody loud I swerved to miss a passing cyclist. It is a full blown aural assault, the musical equivalent of a punch in the face and one of the quieter songs on the album. It may just be 2010's musical counterpart to last years "My Girls" by Animal Collective. In terms of what follows there is no let up or escape. "Riot Rhythm" has drums which pound and Millers guitar introduces a razor like cutting riff. "Infinity guitars" sounds like a cross between the Beastie boys and Japandroids. "Run the heart" is Abba for the Twitter generation. It is a staccato composition punctuated by bubbling noises, shimmering synths and the dreamlike vocal of Krauss.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intense, confident and satisfying June 4, 2010
By S. Sale
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
As many have stated, Sleigh Bells have gotten a lot of buzz over the past year for their unique sound. There isn't an easy way to classify Treats; Some have drawn parallels to late 90's rap infused with The White Stripes and Le Tigre or MIA's Arular. There's even some classic rock influences to be found. All are valid, but there's enough going on here that the album as a whole has no comparison.

Derek Miller's hardcore roots are evident here, as is Alexis Krauss' previous work in a girl group. The two seem destined to clash, but defy the cynics and become one of the most interesting new acts this year.

From the beginning track, "Tell 'Em," I was hooked on the booming bass, storming guitar and Alexis' beautiful voice. The following track, "Kids," is one of the primary tracks that draws comparisons to late 90's rap. "Riot Rhythm" follows the first track's sound closely, and uses some addictive guitar riffs at that. "Infinity Guitars" is among one of the harsher tracks on the album, and also seems slightly out of place, but the change of pace is definitely appreciated. "Run the Heart" reminds me again of "Kids" in it's use of rap synth and beats.

"Straight A's" is the loudest track on the album. Without doubt. It brings a whole new meaning to loud, and makes the music seem larger than life. It's followed up with "A/B Machines," a simple 2 line song that will probably become some sort of dancehall remix favorite. It will also immediately remind some of MIA with the vocal style.

The namesake of the album, "Treats," is an interesting culmination for the album, and seems like an appropriate closer. It starts off by sounding like a Smiths song, then returns to form.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Massive, Intense With Ethereal Vocals - Unique Sound! September 5, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Sleigh Bells - Treats (2010)

I can understand why some people reject this music out of hand. It's a little gimmicky, maybe a bit contrived . . . but ya know what? I couldn't care less about that. This album is super pumped up and fun to listen to. It's got a heavy electronic sound with booming rock beats and electronic drums contrasted with airy, high-pitched vocals. The drums are intentionally distorted, sounding like they were overloading speakers with the volume turned up to 11 (they aren't too loud on the album though). Alexis Krauss has that sexy little girl thing going on in spades. She sounds quite juvenile - and that's intentional. These musicians are indeed young and this record comes from an unapologetically youthful place. Her vocals sound a bit like she's cheerleading at times. You can dance to this music, and while it might seem overly repetitive to some, a good listen reveals plenty of melody. The first four or five songs may give the impression that they've hit on one particular formula and they're sticking to it, but keep listening and you'll hear TREATS trying different approaches. Sleigh Bells maintain a basic template of sound throughout the album but there's actually a fair amount of diversity here. People who like the "Rill Rill" single getting airplay these days should be aware that the rest of the album is quite different from that particular track. TREATS incorporates divergent elements and manages to come up with its own unique sound.

Breakdown! (notes and impressions of each song) -

"Tell 'Em" - anthemic guitar, booming bass drums, finger snaps, ethereal rap/singing and distorted shards of guitar...."Did you do your best today?" ****1/2

"Kids" - infectious, loopy rhythm - "Oh, oh, oh...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great music and awesome price!!!
Published 7 days ago by Don Cooper
5.0 out of 5 stars Jesus
WOW this album is a awesome listen you wont ever forget the first time you listened to this album. this album noise literately is from hip hop beats and some loud rock. Read more
Published 2 months ago by jesus
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it.
Great CD. Great band. Every song on this album rocks. I've recommended Treats to friends. . .and they've all loved it.
Published 5 months ago by Ethan
5.0 out of 5 stars This Album Made Me A Fan
This for me is one of my favorite albums of the decade so far. I discovered them in 2011 when 'Kids' was used in a show trailer, ever since I've been drawn to them. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Eden
5.0 out of 5 stars This album was and still is my favorite from Sleigh Bells
This album is just so loud, noisy, energetic and intense, I love it. The rhythms are just so dang catchy! You'll love every track and you'll just ask for more.
Published 7 months ago by Mikey
4.0 out of 5 stars Silly Fun
My description of Sleigh Bells is like a group of cheerleaders controlling a massive rampaging robot tearing up a city. Stomp! Stomp! Cheerleaders cheering. Stomp! Stomp! Read more
Published 7 months ago by Zanriel
5.0 out of 5 stars Shower of Dopamine
"Treats" simply put is like taking a shower in dopamine. All of your cranial neurotransmitters will be fried. Read more
Published 7 months ago by MidnightTrain
5.0 out of 5 stars Their Freshman effort and well worthy of a listen
Put an ear on this one... Crown on the Ground, Tell'em, A/B Machines. Heck, you can even hear AK sell iPhones with Rill Rill. The best track IMO is Rachel. I'm just sayin' ...
Published 8 months ago by Ernesto Serrano
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible!
Treats is great for what it is, which is noise rock. The lyrics don't matter in this genre which is dedicated to making heads bop and making house parties more fun. Read more
Published 10 months ago by kjl
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad
It's hard for me to explain what is missing about Sleigh Bells, but it's not quite the whole package for me. Read more
Published 11 months ago by B. Linder
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yes. the picture disc version is the only vinyl release of this record.
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