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May 14, 2010

Ring a Ling

Last Friday I was on my way home from a night out when I remembered that Sleigh Bells were playing at Coco 66, an awesome little venue right around the corner from my apartment. It was almost 1 AM and I figured I'd missed the show, and was sure it had sold out anyway, but I went nonetheless. And what did I find? Sleigh Bells, in full, sticky-icky action with M.I.A.

You can't see M.I.A. in that clip (well, you can't see much of anything... apologies), but she came on with Sleigh Bells at the end of their show to play "Ring Ring," one of my favorites, which samples Funkadelic's lickalicious song "Can You Get to That":

Aaaanyway, Sleigh Bells rule,* and they want to share their treats with you.

*As a side note, they also win the award for best lyric of the year ("Wonder what your boyfriend thinks about your braces"). I'm not really sure why it's so good, but it IS.


Ashwin said...

Thank you for sharing that source of inspiration for Ring Ring! I loooove that song and I knew that bit sounded familiar.

I'm confused and maybe someone can help me. I've had a tortuous relationship with Sleigh Bells. My first date was with Ring Ring and I immediately fell in love. Second date: Riot Rhythm. Still in love. Third date: Straight As. What the fuck? What happened? If I were a masochist I could imagine liking that song but seriously.

Are the people fawning over Sleigh Bells also fawning over songs like Straight As or do they hate it like me?

Megan, resist no longer... :)

Megan Matthieson said...

hahahaha i can resist because i don't know sleigh bells from ...yeah. hahahahaa come on. i'm 50. gimme a break. but that first video? it was black. just sayin.

Jacques said...


so jeal you saw them. there was no getting into the masonic temple show. cry cry.

you need a real, fully-embedded music player, my homie. who has time to click thru linx?

liking the sweet beats. write on.

Ashwin said...

Sleigh Bells + dubstep = aggressive: