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Sleigh Bells announce new album, Jessica Rabbit

(Photo: Torn Clean)
(Photo: Torn Clean)

It’s been a while since noise-pop duo Sleigh Bells released an album, after an initial creative sprint that saw them release three pretty distinctive sets—Treats, Reign Of Terror, and 2013’s Bitter Rivalsin the space of just a couple of years. But after a number of delays and false starts—and an ongoing legal battle with their musical nemesis, Demi Lovato—it’s finally time for a new Sleigh Bells album to hit stores. The band has announced that Jessica Rabbit will arrive on November 11, delighting fans of messy pop tunes and cartoon lounge singer fetishists everywhere.

To commemorate the upcoming release—which features outside contributions from Dr. Dre producer Mike Elizondo, a first for the group—band members Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss have released a new single from the album, in the form of a music video for its lead-off track, “It’s Just Us Now.” You can watch the video above, and check out the album’s track list—including the previously released “Rule Number One” and “Hyper Dark”—below. The band’s also kicking off a new tour in support of the album, starting tomorrow night in Cleveland.

(Image: Brian Montuori/Torn Clean)
(Image: Brian Montuori/Torn Clean)

Sleigh Bells—Jessica Rabbit:

1. It’s Just Us Now

2. Torn Clean

3. Lightning Turns Sawdust Gold

4. I Can’t Stand You Anymore

5. Crucible

6. Loyal For

7. I Can Only Stare

8. Throw Me Down the Stairs

9. 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 Fall Tour 2016

8/31—Beachland Ballroom & Tavern—Cleveland, OH

9/1—El Club—Detroit, MI

9/2—North Coast Music Festival—Chicago, IL

9/3—Fine Line—Minneapolis, MN

9/4—Riot Fest—Denver, CO

9/7—U Street—Washington, DC

9/8—Le Poisson Rouge—New York, NY

9/10—House of Independents—Asbury Park, NJ

9/12—Union Transfer—Philadelphia, PA

9/13—The Sinclair—Cambridge, MA

11/11—Observatory North Park—San Diego, CA

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

11/15—The Independent—San Francisco, CA

11/16—The Independent—San Francisco, CA

11/18—Wonder Ballroom—Portland, OR

11/19—Neumos—Seattle, WA