Sleigh Bells announce new album, single, and video, all called 'Bitter Rivals'

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Because all the world’s movie trailers aren’t going to soundtrack themselves, Sleigh Bells announced they have a new album coming out on October 8. It’s called Bitter Rivals (not to be confused with the UFC event of the same name), and the first single is the title track.

Though “Bitter Rivals” begins with a little acoustic strumming, it quickly morphs into the best kind of Sleigh Bells song: Raw, jittery, loud, and replete with the awesome chorus “You are my bitter rival/But I need you for survival.”

The video, made in collaboration with the Vice/Intel partnership The Creators Project, features also contains a bunch of scenes of singer Alexis Krauss shadow boxing, which will hopefully lead to some sort of title fight against Katy Perry. Check it out below. 

The band will head out on tour starting at the beginning of October in support of Bitter Rivals. Those dates are below. Doldrums will open most of those shows, though in New York they will be joined by noted hip-hop lunatic Danny Brown for what should be a pretty YOLO-heavy performance.

Krauss premiered the song last night on SiriusXM’s SiriusXMU last night, and she was in the studio to talk about the science behind the title and gave a preview of the tone of the rest of Bitter Rivals.

What do you think of “Bitter Rivals”? Let us know in the comments.

Sleigh Bells Tour Dates
10/4/13             Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls

10/10/13            Vancouver, BC @ Commodore

10/11/13            Portland, OR @ Roseland

10/12/13            Seattle, WA @ Showbox at Market

10/15/13            Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory

10/18/13            Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey

10/20/13            San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Music Festival

10/22/13            Salt Lake City, UT @ The Grand

10/23/13            Denver, CO @ Bluebird

10/25/13            Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom

10/26/13            Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre

10/27/13            Austin, TX @ Stubbs

10/29/13            Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage

10/30/13            Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live

11/1/13             St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre

11/2/13             Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room

11/4/13             Orlando, FL @ Firestone

11/5/13             Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre

11/6/13             Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre

11/8/13             Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works

11/9/13             Columbus, OH @ Newport

11/10/13            Chicago, IL @ Metro

11/12/13            Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews

11/13/13            Toronto, ON @ Phoenix

11/14/13            Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom

11/16/13            Boston, MA @ Royale

11/17/13            Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

11/19/13            Washington, DC @ Upstate Concert Hall

11/20/13            Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

11/22/13            New York, NY @ Terminal 5


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