In Sleigh Bell’s live performance video for “Demons,” duo Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss perform their noise-cancelling song on a dark, smoky stage. Sure, it’s been done before but the camera shots are so fast and dizzying that it’s hard to make out what’s happening.
Here’s what I do know: there are a lot of hair flips, shots of studded jewels and a mosh pit or two. The shots are so interesting I couldn’t tell if it was a live performance or not. Sleigh Bells premiered the music video on Pitchfork.tv. It was co-directed by Miller, with Gregory Kohn.
Watch it here:
Last night’s episode of SNL was hosted by Maya Rudolph with performances by Sleigh Bells. The best act of the night was a Beyonce/Jay-Z sketch in which celebrities paid their respects to baby Blue Ivy Carter. Angelina tried to kidnap the Blue Ivy to add to her baby collection and an overly-excited Taylor Swift came through saying nothing at all. My fave visitors were Fred Armisen from Portlandia creeping over Ivy’s crib and giving her a creepy one-sided grin and Justin Timberlake putting himself to sleep strumming his canoe-guitar as Bon Iver.
Another great part of the night was a performance by musical duo Sleigh Bells. They also revealed that Jack White will be a musical guest on March 3 with Lindsay Lohan as host. It’ll be an interesting dynamic and I wonder if Lohan will poke fun at her longtime tabloid headlines.
Sleigh Bells is a band that received a ton of hype even before they released their first album. With that much press and exposure about the band, you would think Sleigh Bells would be feeling some pressure. Jordan spoke to Sleigh Bells about the good and bad of the hype machine.