Sleigh Bells Announce Sixth Album with the Ominous “Locust Laced”

The duo’s new album Texis is out September 10 on Mom + Pop Music.

Just over 10 years ago, Sleigh Bells made an unforgettable debut with their album Treats. Four albums later they’ve been a go-to fixture for an addictive balance of sweetness and mischief. Today, Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller have returned with news of their sixth album titled Texis and its lead single “Locust Laced.”

Over their signature fuzzy, noodling guitars, Krauss sings some ominous words. “A screaming comes a thousand miles / It might be yours, it might be mine,” she sings eerily in the opening line. In the accompanying video directed by Miller and Kills Birds’ Nina Ljeti, Krauss plays a wholesome country singer who warns of “wicked ways that are here to stay.” Even more unnerving in the video are Krauss’ three back-up singers who smile so widely their faces nearly split in half. The chorus is a fun play on the ears, with the listener trying to discern whether she’s singing “I feel like dynamite” or “I feel like dying tonight.”

The former ends up being true, seemingly, for the video. There’s also a really sad-looking Basset Hound so…watch it below and pre-order the album here.

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