SLEIGH BELLS Share New Song “I Can Only Stare” + Album Out Nov 11

Sleigh Bells have released a new song entitled “I Can Only Stare.” The song is the latest offering from their forthcoming album, Jessica Rabbit, set for release on the band’s newly-formed label, Torn Clean, on November 11, 2016. “I Can Only Stare” is available as a free download to fans who pre-order the record.

Sleigh Bells spoke with Zane Lowe at Beats 1 earlier today about the new song, which was Beats 1’s World Record.


I Can Only Stare” is a brilliant, head-spinning standout from Jessica Rabbit, an album that does not sound like anything Sleigh Bells has ever done — or anyone has ever done, for that matter. Jessica Rabbit is the sonic equivalent of firing synapses, with melodies zig-zagging in different directions in a beautiful and ever-modulating controlled chaos. It is playful but darkly so; flirtatious but caustic; ebullient but downright sinister. Singer Alexis Krauss has moved from the baby coo of the band’s earlier material into full powerhouse mode, singing with a visceral urgency that was absent from previous releases. Tempo changes stretch the songs in different directions, like an attention span gone haywire. It is a record that is wholly unique in sound and purpose, an unabashed and unafraid statement from a band that has made offending rote conceptions of pop music their signature and greatest strength.

Jessica Rabbit is available for preorder now at the following stores:

DIGITAL: iTunes / Amazon / Google Play

PHYSICAL: Limited Edition LP / LP / CD / Tape

Jessica Rabbit track listing:

01 It’s Just Us Now

02 Torn Clean

03 Lightning Turns Sawdust Gold

04 I Can’t Stand You Anymore

05 Crucible

06 Loyal For

07 I Can Only Stare

08 Throw Me Down the Stairs

09 Unlimited Dark Paths

10 I Know Not to Count on You

11 Rule Number One

12 Baptism by Fire

13 Hyper Dark

14 As If

Sleigh Bells tour dates:

11/11/16                      San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park

11/12-13/16                 Los Angeles, CA @ Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival

11/15/16                      San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

11/16/16                      San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

11/18/16                      Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

11/19/16                      Seattle, WA @ Neumos

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