Did anyone get the feeling early this summer that everyone else wearing headphones on the L train was listening to the Sleigh Bells record? From the cute girl with the Strand tote bag, to the strung-out dude in the too-short shorts, to the hip mom pushing the stroller. Treats was in everyone’s ears.
So it’s about time someone mashed these guys up with some Jay-Z rhymes! (Apparently people are still into mashups albums?) The Beatles got Grey Albumed by Dangermouse. Radiohead got Jaydioheaded by Max Tannone. And now Sleigh Bells just got Jay Bellsed by DJ O-Face.
Surprisingly, it’s not bad. Although many iTunes libraries have become exhausted from listening to “Tell ‘Em” on repeat, and maybe you’re still on a Jay-Z hiatus to recover from 2009’s ubiquitous “Empire State of Mind,” this is a nice change of pace. Jay spits over six of your favorite Treats tracks, sometimes intermingling with Alexis Kraus’s screech-singing. When you’re blasting this on your next commute, you’ll still feel kindred to your fellow travelers, but with a little more swagger.