Breathlessly unrelenting from the first seconds, this song makes me feel like I was walking down a street in some post-apocalyptic foreign city and suddenly got caught in a really awesome game of guerilla laser tag. With a girl band from the Sixties.
Tell ‘Em – Sleigh Bells
Sleigh Bells is a duo from Brooklyn who were just signed to M.I.A.’s label NEET Recordings. Their debut album Treats is out this week through Mom + Pop Records. You can stream the whole thing at NPR this week; I can’t stop listening.
I am off to Mesa Verde this weekend to see the remains of rad ancient civilizations. I did a report on it once when I was a nine-year-old living in California, and I’ve been fascinated ever since by the cliff dwellings the Anasazi left behind. Now it’s driving distance away, so I found a friend and we’re off. Since it’s May and supposed to be warm and gorgeous, I borrowed my dad’s little convertible car for our long drive, but instead, we’re flirting with snow. Ah well. It’s an adventure.