In the wake of Sleigh Bells’ legal drama with Demi Lovato over uncleared samples, the duo has taken advantage of their moment in the press this week to announce a third studio album, Jessica Rabbit, slated for release on November 11. Some may call the timing opportunistic, but we just call it smart—very smart. If you’ve been fucked over by a major pop star, why not capitalize on some of her fame, no?
Regardless, the pair that introduced an entirely new sound with 2010’s breakout, Treats, will return this fall with a 14-track LP co-produced by longtime Kanye West collaborator Andrew Dawson. The forthcoming album will include previously released tracks, “Rule Number One,” and, “Hyper Dark,” as well as, “It’s Just Us Now,” which Sleigh Bells dropped today with an official music video.
Artwork by Brian Montuori
In the video, directed by Sleigh Bells’ own Derek Miller, words flash onto the screen before Miller’s thrashing guitar opens the expectedly abrasive track. “As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to build a fire,” it says, showing lead vocalist Alexis Krauss floating face-down in a backyard swimming pool, eventually emerging with mascara tears falling down her face. Krauss sings melodically above fiery, powerhouse production—the band’s signature—as runs away from an unknown person and Miller shreds in a graveyard.
Watch the madness, below: