Sleigh Bells release new single “Rainmaker”

Sleigh Bells release new single "Rainmaker"
Sleigh Bells release new single "Rainmaker"

Sleigh Bells, is vocalist Alexis Krauss and producer/guitarist Derek Miller. The duo recently shared their new single “Rainmaker,” the second off their forthcoming mini-LP Kid Kruschev due out November 10th, 2017 on band’s imprint Torn Clean. Following on the heels of “And Saints”, “Rainmaker” marks a return to the band’s influences, mixing a subtly eq’d sampling of the classic The Soul Searchers “Ashley’s Roachclip” breakbeat (made famous in Eric B & Rakim’s “Paid In Full”), with layers of gritty head-rush instrumental immersion, careening guitars, pep rally stomps and Krauss’s urgent, crystalline vocals to glorious effect. Sleigh Bells, kick off their winter tour, on January 23rd in Brooklyn, NY.

Derek Miller on “Rainmaker”:

“Some of you might recognize the main synth/chord progression of ‘Rainmaker’ from the trailer we made for Reign of Terror back in 2011. I’ve always loved those chords…only took me six years to find the right spot for them. I’ve also been dying to sample the Soul Searchers ‘Ashley’s Roachclip’ break, which is up there with Funky Drummer in my humble opinion (Miss you, Clyde). I think the two speak to each other, puts me in a good place. And of course I really, really love Alexis’s vocal which sounds desperate in the best way.”

Sleigh Bells will also be embarking on American tour this winter. Dates are below; Sunflower Bean support on multiple dates.

Tue/Jan-23-18 Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade SOLD OUT
Wed/Jan-24-18 Boston, MA Paradise
Fri/Jan-26-18 Portland, ME Aura
Sat/Jan-27-18 Montreal, QC L’Astral
Sun/Jan-28-18 Toronto, ON Mod Club
Tue/Jan-30-18 Detroit, MI El Club
Wed/Jan-31-18 Chicago, IL Metro *
Thu/Feb-01-18 Nashville, TN The Basement East *
Sat/Feb-03-18 Austin, TX Mohawk *
Mon/Feb-05-18 San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger *
Tue/Feb-06-18 Dallas, TX Granada *
Wed/Feb-07-18 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall *
Fri/Feb-09-18 New Orleans, LA Republic *
Sat/Feb-10-18 Athens, GA 40 Watt *
Sun/Feb-11-18 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre *
Tue/Feb-13-18 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel *
Wed/Feb-14-18 Washington, DC 9:30 Club *

* w/ Sunflower Bean

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