Sleigh Bells at the Firebird

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Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells chatting with fans post-show.

A deafening buzz surrounded Sleigh Bells even before the duo released its debut, Treats. The hype was somewhat perplexing: While its elephant-sized crunkbeats, razor-honed guitar riffs and Alexis Krauss' slam-poet-butterfly vocals are certainly arresting, the band's music isn't hugely groundbreaking. But after last night's sold out Firebird show, Sleigh Bells' appeal became crystal clear. Continue reading Annie Zaleski's review of Sleigh Bells at the Firebird. Photos by Jon Gitchoff.