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now available in the uk. 'treats', the debut album from the electro-rock buzz band duo sleigh bells, is a thrill ride and it's released via mia's neet imprint. it's somehow both an aural assault and a piece of pop candy, albeit one in a overblown wrapper. in sleigh bells, derek miller is responsible for the excessively compressed beats and abrupt guitars, while singer alexis krauss provides a melodic counterpoint, with a sweetness that can turn fierce. for all the aural assaults contained therein, 'treats' lives up to its name. a guitar in 'infinity guitars' sounds like the kinks' dave davies playing 'you really got me,' while a liberal sample from funkadelic's maggot brain forms the basis for the breeziest song on the record, 'rill rill.' jackhammer riffs clipped from punk and metal, mid-tempo beats from hip-hop and electro, and supremely catchy sing-song melodies join together for something intense and exhilarating. the best debut album of 2010.
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