| Sleigh Bells|
| September 15, 1985 (age 30)
Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York, United States (1985-09-15) |
Bitter Rivals, Treats, Reign of Terror
Derek Edward Miller, Caroline Polachek, David Koepp
Sleigh Bells (Since 2008)
Alexis Krauss (born Sydney Alexis Duncan Krauss; September 27, 1985) is an American singer, songwriter, former schoolteacher, activist and frontwoman of the noise pop duo Sleigh Bells. She is co-founder of Beauty Lies Truth, a website dedicated to educating consumers about the ingredients in personal care products.
Krauss studied International Studies at Marymount Manhattan College, and then received New York State certificates for elementary and bilingual education at Pace University. After completing Teach For America and meeting her bandmate Derek Miller, she began her career as a full-time musician.
Sydney Alexis Duncan Krauss was born and raised in Manasquan, New Jersey. Her father, Joel Krauss, is a professional musician who was a member of Holme and a founding member of Cats on a Smooth Surface. Krauss performed in music and musical theatre from the age of nine until the age of 16. After breaking from music, she returned to school and majored in international studies in college. Her mom is Karen Duncan, a registered nurse.
Krauss had been teaching elementary school via Teach for America for two years before she met soon-to-be Sleigh Bells bandmate Derek E. Miller, who was the server at the restaurant she and her mother were dining in. Miller mentioned that he was looking for a vocalist for his music project and Krauss' mother suggested Krauss.
In February 2014, Krauss and her friend Jessica Assaf founded the blog Beauty Lies Truth, which educates consumers on the toxic ingredients in cosmetics and skincare products. The blog was officially launched in August 2014.Treats (2010)
Reign of Terror (2012)
Bitter Rivals (2013)
Jessica Rabbit (2016)
Alexis Krauss Wikipedia