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Meet the artist: Derek Miller of Sleigh Bells



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Sleigh Bells guitarist Derek Miller, left, and lead singer Alexis Krauss have become one of the biggest names in indie music. The duo performed with their band June 14 at The Vogue in Indianapolis.


Sleigh Bells guitarist Derek Miller, right, and lead singer Alexis Krauss have become one of the biggest names in indie music. The duo performed with their band June 14 at The Vogue in Indianapolis.


From the first note, the music of Sleigh Bells doesn’t seem to go together.

A maelstrom of screeching guitar and speaker-blowing bass is undercut by the pretty vocals of lead singer Alexis Krauss. Distortion and feedback give way to delicate musicianship.

To guitarist Derek Miller, that’s a direct result of their upbringing.

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