Normally I am not too into the idea of the “album trailer”—just put out a song, jeeeez—but the trailer for the second album by the always-maxing-out-the-sound-system duo Sleigh Bells, called Reign In Terror, is too good—a thrashy loop that I could, truth be told, probably listen to for a much longer time than the trailer’s 2:25 length running under footage of Alexis Krauss outfitted like HIStory-era Michael Jackson and somberly fixing her glossy hair, which is intercut with various bits of home movies that date all the way back to the camcorder era. The only thing missing from the video, really, is a release date. Anyone? Anyone?
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 2, 2011