Sleigh Bells announces new album, "Bitter Rivals" and tour dates - Reverb

Sleigh Bells announces new album, tour with a Denver show

Sleigh Bells dropped quite a bit of news on fans the morning of Sept. 3 — we’re talking a new album, a new video and a big North American tour. The band will release its newest album “Bitter Rivals” on Oct. 8 via Mom + Pop. A follow up to last year’s “Reign of Terror”, Sleigh Bell’s new album is a 10-song LP that promises equally hard-hitting guitar leads and heavy lyrics, maintaining the Sleigh Bells dark-pop persona.

Revolt noted that Sleigh Bells used a sample of music from the third album in a teaser for “Reign of Terror.” “It was one of the last things we recorded and it just didn’t have a spot on the record and I love that piece of music. So I’m going to develop it, flesh it out and arrange it and turn it into a fully fledged song,” Miller told a Seattle radio station last summer about the teaser in their previous album.

The teaser video from “Reign of Terror” will send chills up the spine of anyone with a soul, making the release of the new album that much sweeter (in the darkest sense of the word).

“Bitter Rivals” is produced by Derek Miller and mixed by Andrew Dawson (whose repertoire includes “Yeezus,” “Wolf,” “Watch the Throne,” “4” and “Teflon Don”), and is available for pre-order. Watch the video for the title track below — it’s kind of like an evil, goth-pop cheerleader chant — , directed by the band and made in alliance with Vice’s Creator Project.

Sleigh Bells has also announced a North American tour with the Doldrums, including one date with eccentric hip-hop artist, Danny Brown. The tour includes a Denver date at the Bluebird Theater on Oct. 27.

“Bitter Rivals” tracklisting:
1. Bitter Rivals
2. Sugarcane
3. Minnie
4. Sing Like a Wire
5. Young Legends
6. Tiger Kit
7. You Don’t Get Me Twice
8. To Hell With You
9. 24
10. Love Sick

Sleigh Bells tour:
10-04 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
10-10 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore *
10-11 Portland, OR – Roseland *
10-12 Seattle, WA – Showbox at Market *
10-15 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory *
10-18 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey *
10-20 San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island Music Festival
10-22 Salt Lake City, UT – The Grand *
10-23 Denver, CO – Bluebird *
10-25 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom *
10-26 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater *
10-27 Austin, TX – Stubb’s *
10-29 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage *
10-30 Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live *
11-01 St. Petesburg, FL – State Theatre *
11-02 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room *
11-04 Orlando, FL – Firestone *
11-05 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
11-06 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre *
11-08 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works *
11-09 Columbus, OH – Newport *
11-10 Chicago, IL – Metro *
11-12 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews *
11-13 Toronto, Ontario – Phoenix *
11-14 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom *
11-16 Boston, MA – Royale *
11-17 Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall *
11-19 Washington, DC – Upstate Concert Hall *
11-20 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *
11-22 New York, NY – Terminal 5 +
* with Doldrums
+ with Danny Brown

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Pop music blogger Laina Roberts is a Denver-based writer and new contributor to Reverb. Read more of her writing on her blog and follow her on Twitter.