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Sleigh Bells

Sept. 3
8 p.m.
$20
Alternative, Electro Pop, Indie Rock

Treats, the neck-snapping debut album by Brooklyn-based duo Sleigh Bells, powered the band to indie fame at a rapid pace back in 2010. That seemed like an inevitable result given the sheer force and physicality of the music; it was hard not to have some kind of reaction to highlights like “Rill Rill,” “Crown on the Ground,” and “Infinity Guitars.” Right away, singer Alexis Krauss and songwriter/producer Derek Miller had a strikingly original sound, a noisy combo of Krauss’ pop melodies, Miller’s blazing guitar riffs, and clattering hip-hop-influenced drum rhythms. Both 2012’s Reign of Terror and 2013’s Bitter Rivals introduced effective modifications to Treats’ basic sound: The former had a more distinct ’80s metal influence, while the latter found a more confident Krauss coming into her own as a singer and writer of her own melodies. After that prolific three-year run, Krauss and Miller are finally set to drop their fourth full-length, Jessica Rabbit, on November 11. Tiny Deaths open.