I went to college in the City and was working in New York. And he was working in a restaurant. I was out for dinner with my mom, and she’s rather talkative and friendly. So she struck up a conversation with Derek. He said he was looking for a female vocalist, so my mom was like “Oh, Alexis is a singer” and I turned red
Sleigh Bells is an American noise pop musical duo based in Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2008. The duo consists of vocalist Alexis Krauss and guitarist Derek Edward Miller. After signing to N.E.E.T. Recordings and Mom+Pop, Sleigh Bells released their debut album, Treats, on May 11, 2010. Their follow-up album, Reign of Terror, was released on February 21, 2012, and was described by Pitchfork’s Mark Richardson as a mixture of “heavy metal shredding with R&B vocals”. On October 8, 2013, the band released their third album, Bitter Rivals. Sleigh Bells are renowned for juxtaposing simple pop hooks with loud, rhythmic noise, electronic beats, harsh guitar riffs, and dreamy vocals.