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New York duo primed for the big time

Graduating from Buzz Phase One "Bloggy Pre-Hype", to Buzz Phase Two "Full Blown Blossoming Promise" are New York frolicboom girl/boy duo Sleigh Bells. Earlier demos were charmingly rough, making total sense within today's low-fi centric indiescape.

But tonight, from the gravitas of the gong-sirened intro to the arena-posturing rawk thwacks of "Infinity Guitars", Sleigh Bells' assembly du jour of blanketing sub-bass, post-hardcore menace and cloud-splitting hooklines seem primed for the all-American Bigtime. A less edgy, heavier proposition than we figured but all the more necks a crackin' for it.



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