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When a musician puts together a moving tribute to her deceased bandmate, giving fitting visual accompaniment to the last thing that bandmate ever recorded, that video really should be #1 on this list. Most weeks, it would be. But this week, that video went up against the form’s reigning innovator, who’s put together a stunning… More »

When news broke that Benjamin Curtis had lost his battle with cancer on December 29, two basic trends seemed to dominate people’s reactions. With a common denominator of simply being crushed at the news of a prolific musician’s life being cut short at just 35, the reactions otherwise divided along generational lines. Music critics of… More »

Guys, it’s Friday, and there are used plates with smeared cake-frosting laying around, with empty booze bottles accumulating on our desks and a general pall of whiskey fumes hanging over the office. While that is some people’s idea of holiday magic, for us, it’s the signifier that it’s someone’s last day. It’s a sad thing. More »

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School Of Seven Bells Announce New Album Featuring Benjamin Curtis Recordings

Just after releasing the video for the heartrending cover of Joey Ramone's cancer-fighting call to arms "I Got Knocked Down (But I'll Get Up)," School…
Chris DeVille | June 25, 2014 - 1:26 pm

School Of Seven Bells – “I Got Knocked Down (But I’ll Get Up)” (Joey Ramone Cover) Video

Yesterday, we heard School Of Seven Bells’ cover of Joey Ramone’s “I Got Knocked Down (But I’ll Get Up),” a track that Benjamin Curtis, the…
Tom Breihan | June 25, 2014 - 12:48 pm

School Of Seven Bells – “I Got Knocked Down (But I’ll Get Up)” (Joey Ramone Cover)

When Joey Ramone was dying of lymphoma, he recorded the song "I Got Knocked Down (But I'll Get Up)" about his battle with the disease.
Tom Breihan | June 24, 2014 - 5:07 pm

R.I.P. Benjamin Curtis

Benjamin Curtis, founder of the excellent NYC dream-pop band School Of Seven Bells, has passed away after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 35…
Michael Nelson | December 30, 2013 - 6:30 pm

School Of Seven Bells – “Secret Days”

New York electro-dreampop duo School Of Seven Bells released their sharp album Ghostory earlier this year, and in a couple of weeks they'll follow it…
Tom Breihan | November 1, 2012 - 2:53 pm

Silversun Pickups, School Of Seven Bells, Atlas Genius @ Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica 9/13/12

It was a special homecoming show for Silversun Pickups as it was the last to feature bassist Nikki Monninger who will be on maternity leave…
Andrew Youssef | September 14, 2012 - 4:06 pm

MusicfestNW 2012 In Photos

Yesterday, Portland’s MusicFestNW wrapped up five days of concerts at over a dozen venues throughout the city. Among the acts who performed were Passion Pit,…
Stereogum | September 10, 2012 - 4:15 pm

School Of Seven Bells – “How To Love” (Lil Wayne Cover)

ere's School Of Seven Bells' silky take of Lil Wayne's "How To Love," No offense, SVIIB but it doesn't hold a candle to the Biebs.
Corban Goble | July 24, 2012 - 4:19 pm

School Of Seven Bells – “The Night” Video

In making the video for "The Night," a song from their excellent new album Ghostory, New York dreampop duo School Of Seven Bells crowd-sourced things,…
Tom Breihan | June 13, 2012 - 2:19 pm

School Of Seven Bells – “Kiss Them For Me” (Siouxsie And The Banshees Cover)

For a Record Store Day single, New York dream-wavers School Of Seven Bells recorded a gliding, synth-dipped cover of Siouxsie And The Banshees' all-time life-affirming…
Tom Breihan | April 26, 2012 - 5:39 pm

School Of Seven Bells – “Lafaye (CREEP Remix)”

Witch-house duo CREEP have remixed "Lafaye," the single from New York dream-pop duo School Of Seven Bells' really good new album Ghostory. Listen to the…
Tom Breihan | April 3, 2012 - 4:34 pm

Deconstructing: School Of Seven Bells

In “Lafaye,” School of Seven Bells’ latest video for their ardent, Anne Rice-ian single about a wayward spirit, singer Alejandra Deheza looks the part: wrapped…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd | March 13, 2012 - 1:19 pm

School Of Seven Bells – “The Night (Rewards Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

"The Night" is the evanescent opening track from School Of Seven Bells' new one Ghostory, which we named Album Of The Week last week. Reward…
Tom Breihan | March 6, 2012 - 12:59 pm

Album Of The Week: School Of Seven Bells Ghostory

Back when School Of Seven Bells first started, they seemed like some perfect lab-created hybrid combination of early-'00s dream-rock warriors. Benjamin Curtis, one third of…
Tom Breihan | February 28, 2012 - 5:25 pm

School Of Seven Bells – “Lafaye” Video

Shot in an old house in Dallas, the clip for School Of Seven Bells' single "Lafaye" gives off a eerie, haunted vibe, replete with people…
Corban Goble | February 24, 2012 - 3:09 pm

Stream School Of Seven Bells Ghostory

Next week, New York dreampop trio-turned-duo School Of Seven Bells return with Ghostory, the group's third album. We've already posted the early album tracks "The
Tom Breihan | February 20, 2012 - 2:17 pm

School Of Seven Bells Play Fallon

School Of Seven Bells returned to Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Friday night to play the leadoff track from their new album, "The Night." Watch…
Corban Goble | February 20, 2012 - 9:30 am
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