Sleigh Bells, the Brooklyn noise-pop duo that broke out in 2010 with debut album "Treats," is getting ready for a busy 2012 that will see the release of their sophomore disc, "Reign of Terror." The crackling first track issued from the album, "Born To Lose," made its debut on Thursday (Dec. 15) on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show.
The track features Sleigh Bells' signature mix of heavy riffs, stuttering beats and Alexis Krauss singing in a lilting, childlike manner. "Born To Lose" sounds pretty standard for the Bells except for the final minute, in which Derek Miller's distorted guitar breakdown makes for a sad, subtle finale.
Earlier this month, Sleigh Bells released a teaser video previewing "Reign of Terror," which is due out in February 2012. The clip showed Krauss staring into a mirror and remembering all the fun times the band had while out on their "Treats" tour.
Speaking of which, Sleigh Bells will open the year with a 8-date run in Miller's native Florida beginning Feb. 3. The dynamic bill also features producer/DJ Diplo and Brooklyn black metal group Liturgy.
Here are Sleigh Bells' announced 2012 tour dates:
Feb. 3: Gainesvile, Fla. (Florida Theater)
Feb. 4: Tampa, Fla. (The Ritz)
Feb. 6: Pensacola, Fla. (Vinyl Music Hall)
Feb. 7: Tallahassee, Fla. (The Moon)
Feb. 9: Jacksonville, Fla. (Freebird Live)
Feb. 10: Orlanda, Fla. (Firestone)
Feb. 11: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Revolution)
Feb. 14: Miami, Fla. (Grand Central)