School of Seven Bells Sign To Ghostly International, Release 7″ Exclusive Single w/ Full-Length Debut To Follow, Tour with M83
NYC three-piece School of Seven Bells is very excited to announce they have signed with Ghostly International for the release of 7″/Digital single, Half Asleep/Caldo on Sept. 16 (cover art shown left), followed by their long-awaited full-length debut, Alpinisms, on Oct. 28. The band is also preparing for a North American tour with M83 this November.
Born as the result of a late-night revelation. Benjamin Curtis and twin sisters Alejandra and Claudia Deheza found themselves in a new and unique partnership while their bands–Secret Machines and On!Air!Library! respectively–were on tour together. From the outset, it was clear that the trio’s musical collaborations transcended the usual genre restrictions.
Formed in NYC in 2007, SVIIB released a very select and highly-celebrated handful of 7″s and compilation tracks through various labels such as Sonic Cathedral (with a remix by Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie), Table of the Elements, and Suicide Squeeze. This caught the ears of Blonde Redhead and Prefuse 73, who then handpicked them to join their North American tours late last year.
Now, the band will prepare for the release of its forthcoming 7″ single and full-length, Alpinisms, via their new-found label home. See below for M83 tour dates.
“School of Seven Bells, founded by ex-Secret Machines guitarist Ben Curtis and featuring twin-sister singers Alejandra and Claudia Deheza, slipped easily between epochs — medieval polyphony, laptop sorcery, the rhythmic turmoil of Public Image Ltd.’s 1981 album, Flowers of Romance — with smart hooks and the Dehezas’ alluring vocals, liberally greased with reverb.” – David Fricke, Rolling Stone
“A promising blend of the psychedelic and the futuristic.” – Jon Pareles, The New York Times
“A reverberating march of twinkling effects, glitchy Bjorkian rhythms, and insistently echoed drones of womanly harmonies.” – Pitchfork Media
SVIIB TOUR DATES w/ M83:
10/18 KALAMAZOO, MI – State Theater^
11/13 WASHINGTON, DC – Black Cat
11/14 NEW YORK, NY – Webster
11/15 PHILADELPHIA, PA – Starlite
11/16 NORTHAMPTON, MA – Pearl Street
11/18 BOSTON, MA – Middle East Downstairs
11/19 MONTREAL, QC – Studio
11/20 TORONTO, ON – Opera House
11/21 CHICAGO, IL – Bottom Lounge
11/22 MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Triple Rock
11/25 SEATTLE, WA – Neumo’s
11/26 VANCOUVER, BC – Richard’s on Richards
11/27 PORTLAND, OR – Doug Fir
11/28 SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The Fillmore
11/29 LOS ANGELES, CA – Fonda Theater