Last week Sleigh Bells dropped their new single, the fizzy and ferocious Reign of Terror single "Comeback Kid." Today, they add to their already stellar collection of ominous videos with the clip for the song, which starts in nicely Freudian fashion with singer Alexis Krauss jumping around on a bed in a red bathrobe while clutching a large gun, ends with guitarist Derek Miller doing a Breakfast Club style fist-pump freeze-frame, and gets even more compellingly kooky in between. Also: Nice Nirvana T-shirt!
As the band told us in our exclusive in the studio interview, Reign of Terror is all about the guitars. "With Treats, it was less clear to me whether Sleigh Bells was going to be a guitar band or if we were going to do more sample-heavy stuff," guitarist-producer Derek Miller said. "With this record I had to pick sides. The beats are still important to me, but the guitar won." Our first listen to "Born to Lose" confirmed that, too.