Sleigh Bells Return with New Album 'Texis'
Watch their video for the single "Locust Laced"
Published Jul 28, 2021After taking a few years off from recording, 2000s noise-pop darlings Sleigh Bells have returned with plans for a brand new record called Texis. The release will arrive through Mom + Pop Music on September 10, and today, we're getting a taste of what's in store for us with a new single.
"Locust Laced" finds Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss reuniting for the lead single from their sixth studio album. The song comes along with its own Miller- and Nina Ljeti-directed video, which reimagines the band as a deranged country music duo whose singer flips her shit on stage — a thematic reflection of the album to come.
"The thing I'm most attracted to is the juxtaposition of happy and sad, melancholy and hope," Miller explained of the forthcoming record. "A lot of this is about trying to hold on to a shred of optimism through sheer force of will, and I hope this music can give people some joyful energy and confidence."
Sleigh Bells will also head out on a lengthy tour in support of the album later this year. Among the 30 North American dates they've scheduled for late 2021 and early 2022, Sleigh Bells will perform two nights in Canada, including a stop at Vancouver's Venue Nightclub and another at Toronto's Axis Club.
See their tour schedule, new video and album tracklisting below.
Texis marks Sleigh Bell's first full-length album since 2016's Jessica Rabbit.
2. An Acre Lost
3. I'm Not Down
4. Locust Laced
6. Justine Go Genesis
7. Tennessee Tips
9. Red Flag Flies
10. True Seekers
11. Hummingbird Bomb
Sleigh Bells 2021/2022 Tour Dates:
10/05 Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
10/06 Richmond, VA - The Broadberry
10/08 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
10/09 Charlotte, NC - The Underground
10/10 Atlanta, GA - Center Stage Theater
10/12 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
10/13 Austin, TX - Mohawk
10/15 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
10/17 Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
10/18 Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall
10/20 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
10/21 Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
10/23 Oakland, CA - The New Parish
10/26 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
10/27 Vancouver, BC - Venue Nightclub
10/28 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
02/08 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
02/09 Cincinnati, OH - The Ballroom at Taft Theatre
02/11 St. Louis, MO - Red Flag
02/12 Kansas City, MO - The Truman
02/13 Omaha, NE - Slowdown
02/15 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
02/16 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line
02/18 Chicago, IL - Metro
02/19 Detroit, MI - The Magic Stick
02/21 Toronto, ON - The Axis Club
02/23 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
02/24 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
02/25 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
02/27 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts