It didn’t take us long to think of Sleigh Bells’ Alexis Krauss while figuring who we wanted to feature in our Joey debut. The first time we met the singer, her band with Derek Miller was hardly yet on anyone’s radar. She was nice, somewhat assuming, if maybe even a bit shy—nothing like the presence that makes itself known onstage during a Sleigh Bells show. Six months later, when we finally saw her perform at a massive South by Southwest showcase, we were blown away. In her element, Alexis commands absolute attention, and for an issue all about cool girls, she seemed perfect. We asked photographer Elizabeth Weinberg to shoot Alexis in New York, at home and in her own wardrobe. (Special thanks to Marni Giannotti, as well, for handling makeup and hair.) Click through to see more photos of Alexis from Joey No. 1 and to read our interview with the singer.
Listen to “Tell ‘Em”
Listen to “A/B Machines”
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