Every year there are so many buzzbands that are available to 'buzz about'/align your blog's brand with by covering them on a regular/daily basis. Some artists are 'good' and 'deserve hype', but other bands sorta represent how hollow/forced the buzzosphere can be.
Here are bands that Carles 'could have' blogged abt on HIPSTER RUNOFF this year, but opted to 'pass' on, in order to prevent readers from getting confused abt what is 'truly buzzworthy' and 'what is being forced down ur throat' as buzzworthy just bc blogs need buzzbands 2 blog abt.
Sleigh Bells - This band 'got tons of buzz' after the post-chillwave bubble in 2k10, and ppl were all like 'they are s0 loud and s0 hard but at the same time they have a pop appeal.' It generally seemed 'unlistenable' 2 me, but I guess it is always good 2 have a female indie 'frontwoman' 2 get females excited abt indie music + altbros 'all hornie' abt 'liking their music.' Think maybe they 'made a huge mistake' by aligning their brand with M.I.A. after her 'disastrous' 2k10 campaign.
Might start covering Alexis Krauss bc of her Virgin Mary tattoo. Hopefully they release a slutwavey video where she shows off her bod and I will probs be 'on board.'
Das Racist - I listened 2 a few of these MP3s and I think they got a 'high score' from Pitchfork. From what I understand, their gimmick is being 'ethnic' + 'educated' + 'in touch with white man's pop culture' so they can have lyrics abt The Office, and they 'are good at rap' so they have some sort of modern indie Weird Al/Tenacious D type of brand. Seems 'funnie'/think I have seen some 'funnie videos/interviews' by them, but I don't appreciate rapping as an art form, so it is difficult for me to blog abt.
Janelle Monáe - I think she is one of those 'legitimately talented' artists, but I think she is like 'too talented'/'not watered down enough' to be successful with mainstream black audiences, so all she can rlly do is 'be critically acclaimed by white ppl.' Sorta just confusing + annoying to white indie fans when they feel pressured 2 like some random artist who doesn't really align with the white indie content stream.
Yeasayer - Sorta remind me of a band that ppl who like Passion Pit would like. Not even sure what they are all about bc I have only heard 1 of their songs, but might go ahead and label them "a poor man's Animal Collective."
titus andronicus - No idea what this band sounds like/is all abt. Would have to guess it is either a bleep bloop band, or maybe a cool dad garage band Vice Magazine type of band.
War Paint - some band with some alt women who play forgettablewave indie rock that probs would have been more successful between 2k0-2k5. I wonder if they would be buzzworthy if they were a male band.
Japandroids - No idea what this band is all abt. Sounds kinda lame.
James Blake - I heard he is 'frontrunner' for 2k11 album of the year. Wonder if he deserves coverage 'moving forward' or if he is one of those artists who is 'critically acclaimed' bc they make music that is 50% unapproachable and 50% predictably enjoyable in a simple way, so u forget abt the unapproachable half and just say 'this is rlly good, yall!'
Googled him, found out he was a tennis player or something.
Then found a 'real picture' of James Blake.
Do yall think he is 'brilliant' / 'bloggable' or just an overhyped UK export that American indie fans should boycott? Do yall wish Americans had boycotted The xx?
How to Dress Well - I think there are tons of bands that provide 'good'/dark/mysterious/spooky MP3s, but they just have to develop a better/more coverable brand. I guess some bands aren't really created 2 perform live.
Kanye West and Lady Gaga - 2 really amazing artists that deserve way more coverage from blogs. They truly 'get' art, and will produce the best music in the coming decade. Look out for these buzz humans in 2k53.
Are any of these bands 'amazing' / 'deserve mad coverage'?
Which HRO artists 'get too much coverage'?
Is HRO's music coverage 'mad boring'?
Do all of these bands 'suck' and represent what a crappy year 2k10 was if all of these albums/artists got 'tons of buzz'?
Can any1 tell me why ppl 'like' / 'cover' / 'enjoy' these bands?
What other bands / genres / memes should have been covered by HIPSTER RUNOFF in 2k10?
R u glad 2k10 is ovr?
Should HIPSTER RUNOFF cover 'more artists' and 'give more buzzbands' an opportunity 2 be relevant'?
Do yall h8 blogs bc they cover 2 many bands and u can't rlly tell 'what is good'?
Is there 2 much noise + inauthentic buzz in the buzzosphere?
R u glad 2k11 is finally here?
O Sexi Lexi...
Part of me wishes that u 'went solo'
and sang over bleep bloops
So I could look at u all day
instead of the cyberpunk forest creature that is Grimes
I sorta wish u got to show off ur BANGIN BOD in this viddy
Show us how u earned the nickname 'Sexi Lexi'
U make me feel sad
when u look sad
and look off in2 the dirstance
Do u evr look up at the moon
and think that maybe
I'm looking up at the same moon
at the exact same time?
sometimes I wish I could eat exotic ass foods with u
U'd offer to make me an avocado margarita
and I'd be happy for the first time in 23 years.
I could hang with ur hardcore alt friends
and we could burn various farm animals
until they were unedible
Oh Sexi Lexi...
Plz don't hide that bangin bod evr again...
Is Sexi Lexi the #1 indie BB diva in the world?
Are Sleighbies still 'relevant' or have they been 'used and abused' by the Corrupt Indie Machine?
Do u like their music or are u just on #TeamSexiLexiCrowdSurfingOnU?
Oh Sexi Lexi BB...
Plz stay the same
I hope u don't degenerate
into a #zoner
That's what I <3 abt u Lexi
U don't have to wear a headset
to connect with the Creatures and Gods who live in Altered Zones
U just do U
U don't try 2 hard 2 do a fake U
U've never resorted 2 a Skrillex haircut with bangs
U won't end up dead
after a DJ set in Mexico
U didn't have to get a part time job
at a telemarketing call center in order to pay ur buzz bills
after obtaining a buzz loan at unfair rates
Grimesy who? #TeamLexKrauss4evr
Does Alexis Krauss look WAY keuter than Grimes?
Which 1 is the most premium alt diva?
Who is Grimes talking 2 in her headset?
Do u think she works at a Dell computer customer service centre?
R u on #TeamSexiLexi?
Alexis Krauss is one of the most desirable frontwomen in indie music, earning the nickname "Sexi Lexi" Krauss. It was only a matter of time before she went solo, experimenting with her own pure pop desires, instead of letting some other dude play weird, loud guitars and have her sing soothing vibes over them, then yell sometimes. Really confusing.
Alexis finally went solo and sang a hit new song at the Billboard Music Awards. She CRUSHED IT with her voice AND her stage presence. The crowd was truly WILDNOUT. It's only a matter of time before Lexi Krauss solo is one of hte biggest pop stars in the world.
Lexi looks good, bb!
She really looks good in her famous Krauss leggings
Do u <3 Alexis's new gig?
Was it time 4 her to 'spread her wings'?
Does this song sound more appealing to mass audiences than Sleigh Bells?
Does her new band have 2 many 'other dudes', or are there so many 'other dudes' that u forgot abt them?
Is Alexis Krauss the #1 indie diva of 2k12?
Will Grimes evr reach Lexi Krauss / Alice Glass status?
Oh Sexi Lexi...
How do u do it?
U have the perfect voice
The perfect alt personal brand
and u manage to have the ULTIMATE BANGIN BOD in indie
and u still eat pizza
Honestly, u look good, bb!
But at the same time...
I sorta wish I was 'other dude' in ur band
so that I could buy u toppings.
Do u like artichoke hearts?
Or just a pepperoni type of viber?
I sorta wish Other Dude would chill out some times
I mean, WTF bro? This isn't freaking Desert Storm
Wish he would just ease up on the aggro vibes
now that we got Saddam and Osama
I wanna buy u an HD TV
so we can 'warm up a premium DiGiorno'
and just vibe on it
watching some killer eps of a relevant TV show
Oh Sexi Lexi Krauss...
I'd rather canoodle with u
than #LDR any day of the week
Gonna be so pissed when that broad gets a sleeve tat
Do u <3 Alexis Krauss?
Is she the #1 indie diva BB in indie?
Do u want 2 eat pizza with her?
Do u wish Other Dude would chill?
Were u Born 2 Die or Born 2 Lose?
What if I told you that before she was alt and mainstream famous, Alexis Krauss was a normal human, just like you or me, attending a high school, having friends, and having her pictures captured 4evr in her high school year book. She grew up on the rugged streets of Manasquan, NJ, doing her best to create a life 4 herself in the buzzosphere. She succeeded, and now we are all watching as her AMAZING talent and BANGIN BOD travel across the world while every1 tells her 'ur buzzworthy and beautiful, bb!' every day.
At the end of the day, maybe we should put aside the Crystal Castles Vs. Sleigh Bells debate and celebrate the beauty and talent of Alexis Krauss and Alice Glass... Or maybe the feud is just beginning...
Should I author Alexis Krauss's life story called "From Sydney to Alexis: The Real Sexi Lexi."
Looks like Sydney Krauss's class 'nailed it' with the Most Likely To Be Famous winner.
Joe Mele is rumored to be managing an Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Secaucus, New Jersey. He threw a beer can at the television while watching Krauss on SNL.
I heard that in addition to "Best Vocalist," she was also voted "Most Likely to Appear as a Musical Guest on SNL" and "Most Likely To Form a Successful Hardcore Pop Indie Band with an Other Dude."
I'm glad she stopped caring abt Third World Issues and focused her life on acquiring First World Buzz. <3 <3
Lexi BB! I'm glad u decided to 'go alt' with the bangs + arm sleeve tat.
Do u <3 Alexis Krauss at any age?
Does Alexis Krauss look good, bb?
Would u guess that she has the free-spirit of a 2000s alt that would eventually lead her to become an indie superstar?
Will Alexis Krauss ever cut her bangs and go back to the short, alt hair, or would that be 'career suicide'?
Do u live 4 Sexi Lexi?
Do u wish u could have gone to high school with her, convinced her to be your high school sweet heart, convince her to marry you, discourage her from pursuing a buzz career, and ensure that both of you were eternally unhappy while attempting to hold on to your perception of yourselves as high schoolers while your entire life was a series of middle class misfortunes bc neither of yall fulfilled your alt or artistic destinies?
Did she 'manufacture her image' [via the hilarious fallacies in the LDR-authenticity argument that Carles invented 'just to get hits']?
The best part abt the Lana Del Rey SNL TANKJOB is that it has us watching our beloved mainstream indie bands more closely than evr, pretending that we care if they disgrace 'the sacred SNL stage.' Sleigh Bells went on there, and I guess they were 'whatevr'. What's important 4 them is that Sexi Lexi Krauss LOOKS GOOD, bb, even if they make relatively inaudible noises. For some reason, they added another OTHER DUDE, when they probably should have added another Alexis Krauss, but maybe there can 'only be 1' diva per buzzband, or else u accidentally turn into an indie slave band, sorta like the Dirty Projectors. I wonder if OTHER OTHER dude had 2 sign a contract that said he would dress like other dude, but at the same time, not completely 'jack his steeze' to where his personal brand was marginalized.
Did Sexi Lexi Krass LOOK GOOD, bb?
After 2 albums, I don't even know it I 'get' Sleigh Bells. Is there 'beauty' somewhere in the breakdown, or is it all some sort of buzz pyramid scheme because they have successfully found a scheme to exploit in the Corrupt Indie Machine?
I wonder if American lamestreamers prefer the 'hard rock' duo Sleigh Bells, or the 'hip hoppity rap pop' stylings of Karmin, since they both look 'one of those relationship' bands.
I wonder if I should 'hang myself' in my effing closet while listening to Sleigh Bells or Karmin.
Does Karmin look like 'effing dunces'?
Should I start a boy-girl duo fronted by a keut female?
Should we be an indie hardcore band or a viral Youtube pop band?
If Alexis Krauss's career had gone perfectly, would she be fronting a Karmin-like band?
Can lamestreamers 'tell the difference' between Sleigh Bells and Karmin, or are they 'just the same', trapped in a buzz machine, trying to sell albums and make 'mad bank'?
Was she forced to 'settle' for Sleigh Bells, or did she ultimately find fulfillment thru mnstrm fame?
Do u <3 or h8 Sleigh Bells?
Do u <3 or h8 Karmin?
If u wanted to 'make it' on 2 the SNL stage, would u go 2 Berklee College of Music, start a youtube channel, or start an indie buzzband?
Sexi Lexi BB! U look good! U've morphed into a TIER ONE indie diva and soon to be moderately mainstream sex icon after ur AMAZING performance on SNL this weekend. I remember when u were just an MP3... but then it turned out that u were a BEAUTIFUL buzz human with another dude. Just being honest, but I sorta wish SPIN had shown off ur BANGIN BOD like in that GQ Magazine photoshoot.
Not to be weird/creepy, but I took that .jpg to Kinkos, told them to blow it up to cover my wall, and got a canvas print where Other Dude was photoshopped out of the picture. Not to harsh his vibes bc I understand that he is a part of what yall do, but it is just nice to fall asleep and not feel alone when I look up at your face and feel like ur close 2 me. Then I will hug a body pillow and pretend that u r crowdsurfing over me.
Does Lexi BB look good?
Is SPIN Magazine turning into a 'mainstream indie' magazine?
Is Sexi Lexi Krauss the #1 BB in indie evr?
Does Sexi Lexi have it all?
Sexi Lexi Krauss's personal brand is truly 'making the leap', as she morphs from 'indie sex icon' to 'mnstrm sex icon.' She truly has it all. Mad record sales on her debut album without backlash buzz, appearing on SNL on Feb 18 to 'rectify' the Bon Iver and Lana Del Rey performances, and is truly The Indiesphere's Most Desirable Woman.
Oh Lexi BB...
What I would give 2 be 'other dude' in Sleigh Bells
Ugh why is Other Dude vibing in all these pix?
U look good, bb!
I would pay upwards of $250 to see Alexis "Sexi Lexi" Krauss in concert for even NON-VIP tickets, having the opportunity to feel her gentle touch as she crowd surfed over me.
Does Lexi look better than ever?
Does this photoshoot make her the #1 BB in the indie game?
Is she the pound-for-pound #1 indie diva in the world right now?
Do u <3 or h8 Sleigh Bells?
Does Other Dude look 'handsome'/do girls think Derek E. Miller is HOT and KEUT?
Do u like their music, or does it not matter bc of their sex appeal? [via the LDR theory]
Do u #Live4SexiLexi?
I missed u...
How've u been?
What've yall been up 2?
O kewl. New album coming out
Do u still make those songs that are all 'hard'
but then ur 'soft voice' is over them
so all the tweens and entry level alts are like 'this rules'
but then all the critics who like 2 write abt 'pop sensibilities'
are all like 'this rules'
UR music is PERFECT!
NPR cool dads will love it!
But it can also be played during 'Teen Mom 2'
AND ppl have fun at ur shows!
Ur a triple threat, Sleighbies!
I honestly love hardcore music
bc I live a hardcore life
Love the new video because u have a gun
and I know this might be TMI
but I can only 'get off' in the bed room
a) with some1 who I truly <3
b) if they are holding a firearm to my head while we make love
I mean, I still don't know if I understand what is happening in ur songs
But I guess ppl like keut girls
with BANGIN BODS
singing songs, having fun, being free
Honestly, u look good, bb!
Sometimes I pretend that I'm 'other dude'
on tour with u all year
watching u sleep on the tour bus
in a non-creepy, affectionate way
I wanna go grocery shopping with u, bb!
This viddy makes me wanna go 2 suburbia with u
Maybe we can be the new Win and Regine...
Should Alexis Krauss 'go blonde' to 'soften' her image?
Do u <3 or h8 Sleigh Bells?
Is Alexis Krauss the #1 indie diva in indie right now?
Can u only 'get off' if some1 is holding a loaded firearm to ur head?
With their last album Treats, Sleigh Bells became one of the most popular buzzbands in indie, riding the sexi looks of Alexis Krauss to the indie promise land. Now they have to come up with a 'sophomore album' that won't let down their fans and hopefully propel them into the indie mainstream. It will probably be pretty EZ for them, as u can see by this 'teaser video'. They just make everything sound all 'heavy' and 'intense', and showcase the QT face of Alexis Krauss aka 'Sexi Lexi.'
It is always fun 2 watch indie females 'grow up' into glamorized diva. Any1 can be some crusty-looking Brooklynite who gets in2 Nylon Magazaine, but eventually u have to graduate 2 'glamour-wave' shoots, or else u r probably just some weird crusty lezbo who doesn't care abt sex appeal and then the bro markets will turn on u.
I hope they go on tour so I can stand in the front and touch her bum when she crowdsurfs. Many ppl say that she has 'the nicest a$$ in indie.'
Do u know why she is wearing a Coldplay-style uniform, though?
Chris Martin used 2 rule the world [via every tear drop being a waterfall, yall]
Maybe she's just vibing to Julian Casablancas military jacket waves.
R u 'pumped' 4 this album?
Will it just be the same distorted faux hardcore with a QTBB 'singing' ovr it?
Do u still prefer Crystal Castles?
Is Sleigh Bells the only 'young person buzzband' that some how appealed 2 cool dads?
Is Sexi Lexi Krauss a 'premium piece of alt baguette a$$'?
Do u ever have a dream where u move to Brooklyn and get into a serious relationship with Alexis Krauss and she writes songs abt u?
Does Sleigh Bells sound 'so awesome' or 'like p00'?
Is Sleigh Bells 'the best live show in indie', or are u an entry-leveler if u 'honestly believe that'?
Oh Sexi Lexi...
I might finally forgive u
for tainting the legacy of Michael Jordan's #23 jersey
U crushed it at Bonnyroo, bb!
Even though I don't really listen 2 ur music
bc it sounds like my speakers are totally effed
I still respect u...
as a beautiful, Grade a piece of premium A-list female indie celeb a$$
Zooey Dee who? #TeamSexiLexi
BB.... I never knew
ur bod was so banging....
Be careful when u crowdsurf, bb!
Tons of hornie altbros
looking to 'have a grab'
Stick a finger where the sun doesn't shine
There are downsides 2 looking good, bb!
But at the end of the day,
U look good, bb!
And in the end, looking good is all that matters, bb!
Do u <3 Alexis Krauss?
Is she the #1 female in indie?
Will Sleigh Bells' next album chart at #1?
Will it reach the 9.0 zone, or will it be a 7.0 album that helps them 2 go mainstream?
Do u have a crush on Sexi Lexi?
Alexis Krauss from Sleigh Bells has been under TONS of scrutiny because of the Sleigh Bells merch that ripped off Chicago Bulls legent Michael Jordan [link]. Wearing #23 really 'pissed off' tons of NBA insiders and experts, but ppl still bought the jersey, especially if they didn't know who Michael Jordan was. Anyways, Sexi Lexi Krauss changed her number. I am pretty sure it is #99, but I can't confirm it.
She is potentially 'ripping off' Dennis Rodman's classic #91 jersey, who was a pretty alt NBA player.
This jersey must be customized, because at a recent show, they only had 23 jerseys available... [link]. She is definitely running the risk of making her fans feel like she is 'too VIP' for them.
Do u miss the #23 jersey, or does #99 make her look sexi, inspiring nostalgic images of the blurry porn channel from ur youth [via channel 99]?
R u happy that she finally honored MJ?
Should the NBA retire #23 on all teams?
Can Michael Jordan finally rest in peace?
Pictured: Michael Jordan
photo by LSQphotography
Sorta wish Sexi Lexi Krauss would 'wear even less', exposing her bangin bikini bod.... hopefully they play on a tropical indie cruise next year so that she can witness her personal brand reach Kickball Katy heights after 'showing a lil bit more skin.'
Will Michael Jordan/the NBA 'sue the eff' out of Sleigh Bells?
Does n e 1 know if these are 'selling like hot cakes'?
Are their merch sales 'going thru the roof'?
R u still 'hella pissed' that these jerseys exist?
Should they make a 'Derrick Rose' Bells jersey?
Is Alexis Krauss 'the hottest piece of a$$ in indie'?
OR are u on #TeamVickiLeGrand?
Is Michael Jordan 'rolling over in his grave'?
Photos by Tim Griffin
Hi Sexi Lexi...
How've u been...?
First of all, let me be the first to say...
U look good, bb!
What's the deal with the BELLS 23 jersey?
Why r u still wearing it?
I thought it was just a Coachella meme...
BB u shouldn't wear it every nite
Ppl might think that ur 'trying too hard' to sell ur merch
Would Vicki LeGrand wear a 'Beach House' t-shirt every gig?
Would Alice Glass wear a Crystal Castles sports bra every nite?
U have a GREAT BOD
and rlly sexi fashion sense...
I know u want to show off ur sleeve tat...
but u need to 'mix it up', bb!
I'm not saying u don't look good...
I'm just saying I care abt ur brand.
BRB I gotta hit the merch table
When will we see alts wearing the Sleigh Bells jersey?
Do u <3 or h8 the Sleigh Bells mp3 music?
Is Alexis Krauss a 'top tier' female alt celeb?
Do u think that she is secretly 'darker' than Salem [via snuff film collection]?
Is she ruining her brand by meme-ing the jersey too hard, or do u think the band has seen a 400% increase in jersey sales when she wears the jersey on stage?
Alexis Krauss from Sleigh Bells is known as one of the top indie female sex icons in indie music. Even if their music is generally unlistenable, her 'edgy hotness' has made her the apple of the blogiosphere's eye for the last ~year and they have carved out a meaningful indie brand where entry-level ppl are all like "This is HARD! Let's mosh, bitches!"
It appears that Alexis made an off-market custom Michael Jordan jersey, except that it saids BELLS on it instead of BULLS... U have to wonder if she is trying to say that Sleigh Bells are 'the Michael Jordan of indie music.'
Do u think this jersey 'went 2 far'?
Are Sleigh Bells the Michael Jordan of indie rock?
If u could compare Sleigh Bells to an NBA player, which 1 would they be? JJ Reddick?
Does Alexis Krauss's sleeve tattoo make u swoon/hornie?
Do u enjoy Sleigh Bells music, or did they just exploit the buzzosphere?
Will they headline Coachella in 2-5 years?
Who is sexier: Michael Jordan or Alexis Krauss?
Pictured: Michael Jordan
Odd Future, Das Racist, Pete Wentz & Matt & Kim attend the MTVu Woodie Awards bc they are lamestreamersBy Carles on 17 Mar 2011
The MTVu Woodies happened last night, and this is probably the first time u have ever heard of them. Like all awards shows, they don't really mean anything, and just produce pictures + videos of ppl trying to look like they have 'made it.'
Here are some pictures of bands that are both 'trying to be alt/indie' by attending, but also trying to 'go mainstream' and get called up to the 'Big Leagues of MTV' so that they can sell records 2 Middle American +Altweens.
Donald Glover apparently hosted the show. He is a wannabe relevant rapper who is totally entry level because he just raps sillie lyrics over indie band samples. He is sorta like the prototypical entry-level NBC comedian who thinks he is more relevant + funnie + creative than he is when he is actually just on an overhyped NBC comedy that no1 watches except for losers who stream things on Hulu.
Speaking of alt indie negro rapp, here is the popular rap crew Odd Future. I guess MTV is trying to 'get in on the ground floor' like many indie tastemaking sources 2 say 'we created them' too by inviting them 2 this event.
Speaking of alt rappers from the 'Negro Leagues of Indie', here is Lil B.
Amber Rose dumped Kanye for some other 2nd tier buzz rapper.
Pete Wentz thinks he is helping his alt brand by attending the Woodies
The alt tween from the MTV show 'My Life as Liz' is still trying to escape from rural Texas suburbia sprawl and live a meaningful life as an alt tween celeb.
Apparently they hired alt Corey Feldman to DJ
Not sure why the Foo Fighters were there.
Sleigh Bells dressing like kewl high school tweens
Check out Kim from Matt & Kim finally 'learning her role' and trying to dress 'like a woman.'
Do u wish u went to this fake indie awards show?
Did ur fave buzzband 'win a Woodie'?
Is a Woodie the most prestigious indie honor in indie?
Are all of these bands just trying to go mnstrm on MTV?
Are these just overground buzzbands?
Sleigh Bells played at some fake awards show called the "MTVu Woodie Awards." I think they sold a lot of albums, but performances at MTV won't really help u to win over Pitchforkian-wave critics who resent u for selling so many albums and licensing your songs to Samsung commercials. Anyways, they played some song called "Riot Rhythm" at the MTVu Woodie Awards. I think MTVu is MTV's attempt to have an indie channel, but basically all of the bands that go on there are only hoping to make it to MTV2, then make it to the MTV big leagues.
Did they 'crush it'?
Is this a 'bad career move' by Sleigh Bells?
Here is some funnie ass post posted by the MTV blog that writes like we are living in the 1990s or something.
If you've at all followed the career trajectory of noise-pop duo Sleigh Bells, you already know that a live performance by singer Alexis Krauss and guitarist Derek Miller can feel like a blow to the head in the most appealing way possible. And if you've heard any of Sleigh Bells' sweet-then-salty, loud-and-then-LOUDER songs on their first full-length album Treats, you know the tunes deserve -- make that DEMAND -- a performance of EPIC proportions. (We here at MTV found this out when we gave Sleigh Bells their very own Live In NYC show at Webster Hall.)
And that's precisely what they gave us at the 2011 mtvU Woodie Awards, a performance of epic proportions that only managed to get more epic. As if we weren't already scratching our heads over how just two people can make such a great big painfully pleasant noise, Sleigh Bells was joined on stage by the thunderous (and seriously sexy) sounds of Prairie View A&M's "Marching Storm," which launched their already out-of-this-world track "Riot Rhythm" into a whole new stratosphere of rock.
Here is 'Sexi Lexi Krauss' being all sexi, trying to make cool dads lust over her.
HEre they are walking the red carpet and the dude is like 'hey there's more 2 our buzzband than just Alexis Krauss.'
Is Sleigh Bells just an overground buzzband?
Will their strategic brand alliance with MTV help their career or hurt it in the long run?
Do their live performances 'crush it'?
Do u <3 Sexi Lexi Krauss?
Will she ever have as good of a voice as Vicki LeGrand?
Will she ever bleepbloopslutwave like Alice Glass?
Will she 'go solo' and release a Feisty piano album, or will she go solo and try to mimic the careers of Ke$ha and Vanessa Hudgens?
Sleigh Bells: I don't rlly vibe out 2 ur music
but based on ur pictures
yall seem to 'bring it'
I'm not sure why the other dude in the band
stopped playing guitar and started dressing like a biker sex slave
but '2 each his own' -the indiesphere
I guess he just wanted to be like Ethan Kath [via Crystal Castles]
and press more bleepy bloop buttons
Oh Lexie Krauss
What I wouldn't give
for 7 minutes in heaven with u, bb
U r beautiful on the inside and on the exterior
Completely 'crushing it.'
I can finally see
why ur buzzworthy
kinda 'dark' in an approachable way
that entry levs, cool dads, and alt tweens can vibe to
Might go out and buy some leather or something
Have u ever been 2 a Sleigh Bells show?
Was it 'super dark'?
R u crushing on Alexis Krauss, or is she more of a 'cool dad' 'bad girl with tattoo' fantasy type of crush?
Can Alexis Krauss launch a movie career so that she can become more relevant than Zooey Deschanel?
Anyways, have u seen this music video?
Do u think u r down 2 'talk urself' in2 Alexis Krauss?
Would u d8 her just because she is in a buzzband, even if you weren't in2 her music?
Some 'other bro' shows up. Not sure what his deal is. Guess he is in the band or something, and made the director put him in the music video so it didn't seem like it was Alexis Krauss's solo project.
Do u 'like' Sleigh Bells?
Are Sleigh Bells 'relevant'?
Do Sleigh Bells make poop mp3s?
What is the deal with the SB 'brand'? Are they trying 2 be 'hardcore' or something?
Should the ride rapegazes?
Can Alexis Krauss reach 'Alice Glass' levels of alt hotness / coverage?
Should she 'show more skin', 'produce more upskirt memes' and 'let us see a few indie nip slips'?
Should Alexis Krauss go solo and start a hardcore slutwave act?
Should she have just vibed out on a webcam? [link]
I remember the ginger from the MIA video for "Born Free" who got assassinated. His real life name is 'Ian Hamrick' [link] but he will always be known as the assassinated ginger. It seemed like his career was gonna 'take off' because every1 watched him explode as he ran over a landmine/got shot in the head/cried like a lil ginger baby... but then we waited... and waited... and we waited... but his career never really went any where. It seems like he is 'back' in some music video for some band. Not sure who they are, or if this song is any good, but just kept watching waiting for this lil kid to get asassinated.
Sorta miss his lil sad face
I remember one time he was gonna be in a mainstream video, but then he was fired bc he was in a controversial video [link].
Kinda worried abt his career. Bet he wants to be an actor, but Hollywood is probably like "No--u can't be an actor...U were assassinated in that 1 video.'
Kinda miss MIA's ginger music video. I feel like now I only 'get off' to videos where people explode, or where titties are jiggling.
Do u think Ian Hamrick's career is 'effed'?
Was it a bad decision 2 be in the MIA video?
Did he miss out on his opportunity to be the 'token ginger' in mainstream Hollywood hits?
Does this song sound 'good'?
Do u think he is gonna be stuck in gimmicky alt indie band videos 4 the rest of his career?
Did u just watch this video cuz u expected him to get shot in the head?