Miller says, “Some of you might recognize the main synth/chord progression of ‘Rainmaker’ from the trailer we made for Reign of Terror back in 2011. I’ve always loved those chords…only took me six years to find the right spot for them. I’ve also been dying to sample the Soul Searchers ‘Ashley’s Roachclip’ break, which is up there with Funky Drummer in my humble opinion (Miss you, Clyde). I think the two speak to each other, puts me in a good place. And of course I really, really love Alexis’s vocal which sounds desperate in the best way.”
The Brooklyn, NY duo Sleigh Bells, comprised of vocalist Alexis Krauss and producer/guitarist Derek Miller, have today shared new track “Rainmaker,” the second single from their forthcoming mini-LP Kid Kruschev due out November 10th, 2017 on the band’s own Torn Clean label. Following on the heels of the dark, meditative “And Saints”, “Rainmaker” marks a return to the band’s block-party influences, mixing a subtle EQ’d sampling of the classic The Soul Searchers “Ashley’s Roachclip” breakbeat (made famous in Eric B & Rakim’s “Paid In Full”), with layers of gritty head-rush instrumental immersion, careening guitars, pep rally stomps and Krauss’s urgent, crystalline vocals to glorious effect.