Thursday, Dec. 09, 2010

Sleigh Bells, "Rill Rill"

"Rill Rill" is the most accessible song on Sleigh Bells' loud, abrasive and wonderfully distorted debut album Treats. But that doesn't mean it's not daring. The song begins in a jangly dreamlike haze, then morphs into a bold, bring-it-on mantra about early high school life. ("Wonder what your boyfriend thinks about your braces?/ What about them?/ I'm all about them.") It's light and young and like nothing your parents — heck, even your older siblings — ever listened to. This song just sounds new.