School of Seven Bells
are one of the best bands out there right now. The bring a blend of pop, dance and ambient and mix in high concept song writing. There is even something a little FUNKY in there somewhere (which is amazing for a band with no And to make things even better they are a fantastic live band.There are a lot of bands out there these days who mix dance music with pop or rock or calypso or whatever. T
hat is all well and good but, very often, there are seems and glitches, both figuratively and literally, in the music.School of Seven Bells' music and performance is seemless and glitchless.
They do not sound like they are trying to be anything. They just are
School of Seven Bells formed six years ago. Alejandra Deheza and Benjamin Curtis remain from the early days. You may recollect Curtis from Secret Machines and Deheza from on! air! library! Their first record was Alpinisms (2008) which was followed by Disconnect From Desire. Ghostory, released earlier this year, is the band’s third record.
One guy in the audience had been shopping in a nearby CVS and saw the band on the marquee and bought a ticket. Others, a diverse group, talked between the opening act and School of Seven Bells about seeing them opening for Interpol or Blonde Redhead. Apparently, anyone who sees them wants to see them again and again, Everyone had a story about how they first came to hear the band.
In addition to the recently released, Ghostory, the band put out a cover of the Siouxsie and the Banshees track, Kiss Them For Me, as a 7 inch. That release came out on Record Store Day and was limited to a 1,000 copies. They still had a handful at the Chicago show.