Sleigh Bell’s fifth album Kid Kruschev was released in 2017 as a mini-album, via their own record label, Torn Clean. The mini-album was released shortly from their last album, Jessica Rabbit.
Sleigh Bells are in a dark place these days, and who can blame them? The electroclash mélange of their first two records-2010’s Treats and 2012’s Reign of Terror -emerged during a period of comparatively little ambient stress, but in 2017, like everyone, the New York duo is feeling the weight of the world around them. While their early work tended to use lyrics as texturing tools, splicing in the words that sounded the best and brashest, they have since adopted a narrative thrust in their songs. The band’s newest release, the mini-album Kid Kruschev, offers perhaps the most thematic cohesion.
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Listening to Kid Kruschev throws into relief Sleigh Bells’s thorniest paradoxes: Seven years after their debut, they remain both confined and defined by their early novelty as the twee pop group with the loud guitars. Back in 2010, one could have uncharitably called them a hard-rock band for those who don’t want to admit they like hard rock. The album grew, as Beam says, out of a determination and a willingness to work together. After we made, that time we spent together promoting it, and just sort of playing together for so long, formed really strong bonds-familial bonds-and we just really enjoy each other’s company.
Kid Kruschev sees Sleigh Bells strike a delicate balance, branching into new creative waters whilst staying true to the musical formula which first garnered them attention. As a 'mini-album', Kid Kruschev contains all the bubblegum pyrotechnics that Sleigh Bells perfected last year. In the process, Krauss and Miller evoke plenty of the tricks and weaponry that made Jessica Rabbit so explosive.
Album by Sleigh Bells. Blue Trash Mattress Fire. Florida Thunderstorm.
Artist: Sleigh Bells. Previously on NewAlbumReleases. net: October 26, 2016 - Sleigh Bells – Jessica Rabbit (2016). October 7, 2016 - Sleigh Bells – Jessica Rabbit (2016). October 5, 2013 - Sleigh Bells – Bitter Rivals (2013).
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