They were never bitter rivals, but in the early days of Sleigh Bells, singer Alexis Krauss and guitarist/­producer Derek Miller weren't exactly friends, either. The Brooklyn-based heavy-metal-meets-pop duo famously met in a restaurant where Miller was waiting tables and Krauss was a customer. A shot-in-the-dark conversation led to some Myspace demos, which led to a label deal, which led to "Treats," their zeitgeist-­capturing 2010 debut that made several best-of-the-year lists and went on to sell 180,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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