Sleigh Bells Working On New M.I.A. Album

     

    M.I.A. is hard at work wrapping up her third album, working with longtime collaborators Diplo and Switch and newcomer Blaqstarr to get the album out this summer. But a new collaborator has emerged for the album too; Derek Miller of buzzed-about Brooklyn boom-boom-bappers Sleigh Bells was revealed as a producer on the album via Diplo’s Twitter. It’s obviously a coup for the Bells, who haven’t even gotten signed or recorded a proper album yet, but M.I.A. is apparently a fan, as she has been spotted at Sleigh Bells shows in New York.

     

     

    M.I.A.’s album is due this summer, while a Sleigh Bells album is due out in 2011 (supposedly). [Pitchfork]