Sleigh Bells had easily some of the biggest buzz of the festival going into their Pitchfork performance. That’s why I had to run from Big Boi’s performance to the other end of the fest to make sure I got a good spot in the pit for Sleigh Bells. They took a while to set up, but the crowd was pretty good natured through the whole thing. I even heard one of my favorite quotes of the fest, when a front-row fan described Sleigh Bells to a security worker: “I would say she yells more than screams — they’re two distinct singing styles.”
My only complaint about Sleigh Bells’ otherwise great show is that I don’t really see why they haven’t expanded to have three members when they play live. Would it really be a bother to lug around drums or even a laptop to cue up their samples? But still, it was a minor complaint when their live show still manages to be fairly powerful with just the duo.
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