Sleigh Bells and Ten Other Guy-Girl Rock Band Duos

Sleigh Bells and Ten Other Guy-Girl Rock Band Duos
Petra Collins

Four guys used to be the prototypical make-up of a rock band. Trademarked by the Beatles, followed by the Who, the Doors, Led Zeppelin, U2, and a thousand others. Lately however, there have been a new number that dominates rock and roll and and addition of the "fairer" sex.

With greater and greater frequency, rock bands are duos made up solely of a man and woman. A prime example of this phenomenon lies in Brooklyn's Sleigh Bells. With these two coming to Culture Room November 2, now seems as good a time as any to explore ten great guy-girl duos.

See also: Derek Miller's Evolution: From Poison the Well to Sleigh Bells

10. The White Stripes

Jack and Meg White's publicity stunt of being coy over whether they were siblings or lovers made their music ubiquitous. From appearing in Napoleon Dynamite to being the soundtrack to the Miami Heat player intros, everyone knows their songs. The popularity of the White Stripes led to a boom of indie guy-girl bands that couldn't crack this list, from the Fiery Furnaces to Best Coast to Glass Candy to YACHT.

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9. Captain and Tennille

Speaking of yacht rock, this seventies duo brought us hits like "Love Will Bring Us Together" and "Do That to Me One More Time." Tennille had her wide smile and Farrah Fawcett hair, while her partner captained the piano.


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