Jessica Rabbit, is a deliciously dirty collision of sweetness and noise. “Hyper Dark” is an aptly titled soundscape of murky electronics and fuzzy guitar that’s illuminated by Krauss’ gauzily ethereal singing. “Flags tangle in the wind,” she purrs enigmatically while Miller lowers the boom with the sound of distant thunder and insomniac sound effects. Krauss could be describing Miller’s maelstrom of noise when she shouts, “Two tornadoes touch down in Kansas/Instinct takes over … but I’m bleeding profusely.” The pair make even bloodiness seem beautiful. Also at House of Blues Anaheim, Wednesday, March 29.
Alexis Krauss belts out her vocals with the sugary aplomb of a pure-pop singer, but Sleigh Bells’ music really becomes unique when her yearning melodies are paired with Derek Miller’s heavy guitar. The contrast between her singing and his abrupt power-chord interjections on “It’s Just Now,” from the Brooklyn duo’s latest album,