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.
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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