Brooklyn-based noise-rockers Sleigh Bells have unveiled a moody new video for post-modern power ballad, “End of the Line,” taken from the duo’s latest full length album, Reign of Terror.
In the dark, atmospheric clip, guitarist Derek Miller cruises a tree-lined suburban street on a BMX bike in his trademark denim and shades while alt-pin-up queen singer Alexis Krauss wanders around a desolate rural area (and alternately rolls around on a bed) wearing an old-school gown that looks plucked from a 1970s horror film.
Directed by Miller and Gregory Kohn, the video also adds a sequence of Krauss exhibiting her signature fashion sense in a modified jean jacket during her own suburban BMX bike cruise.
The video comes as the band is slated to appear at this year’s expanded FYF Fest in Los Angeles alongside such acts as M83, the Refused, and Dinosaur Jr. over Labor Day weekend. Sleigh Bells will follow that appearance with a slew of U.S. tour dates, including a string of shows with emerging hip-hop producer and live sensation AraabMuzik.
–Scott T. Sterling