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Sleigh Bells turn down the volume on drastically different new single "Hyper Dark"

19 July 2016, 14:57 | Written by Laurence Day

Noise-pop duo Sleigh Bells have dropped "Hyper Dark", a drastic change in direction full of menace and wonder.

The grinding guitars are still present, but mostly pushed to the background - otherworldly textures and faraway fragments of melody float around Alexis Krauss semi-angelic vocal line. It's not the standard barrage of noise that we've come to know and love from Sleigh Bells (although it's lovely nonetheless).

This is Sleigh Bells' third one-off single in recent months, following "Champions Of Unrestricted Beauty" and "Rule Number One".

Sleigh Bells' latest LP, Bitter Rivals, was released in 2013.

Listen to "Hyper Dark" below, and view the Brian Montuori-created artwork after.

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