School of Seven Bells Plays Two Nights in June at Mercury Lounge / New Album in July ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Sunday, May 09, 2010

School of Seven Bells Plays Two Nights in June at Mercury Lounge / New Album in July

DOWNLOAD: School of Seven Bells - "Babelonia" (from Disconnect From Desire)

School of Seven Bells Releases New Disc, 'Disconnect from Desire',  on July 13Shoe-gazer, ambient rock band School of Seven Bells have announced the July 13th release of their sophomore album Disconnect from Desire, on Vagrant/Ghostly International and Full Time Hobby in Europe. The album, produced by band member Benjamin Curtis and mixed by Jack Joseph Puig, was recorded in the band’s home studio and mixed in Los Angeles at Ocean Way Recording.

Disconnect from Desire is a tremendous leap forward for the band musically, evident in all elements of their intricate and multi-layered sound. Further, the unique experience of playing live allowed them to step out of their sometimes-insular creative process, and to discover and explore a newfound connectivity with listeners. This connection to the external world is reflected throughout the new album and indicative of the trio’s development. “From the start, we knew we wanted to make a record that connected on more of a direct and personal level than we ever had before,” says Curtis, “It's a complete account of our lives this past year, and it's crazy how taking an honest look at yourself can tell you the most about the world around you."

In support of this upcoming release, the three-piece band will play two shows at Mercury Lounge on June 9th and 10th. Tickets for each night are $12 in advance and $14 DOS. School of Seven Bells are playing with Maus Haus on June 9th and ArpLine and Warm Ghost on June 10th.

School of Seven Bells, composed of Benjamin Curtis (formerly of Secret Machines) and identical twins Alejandra and Claudia Deheza, (formerly of On!Air!Library!) released their debut album Alpinisms in 2008. Paste Magazine called it “a psychedelic excursion anchored by beautiful, winding melodies and entrancing synth backdrops as bright and buoyant as a wall of clouds.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Jun. 09 2010 -- Mercury Lounge, New York
Jun. 10, 2010 -- Mercury Lounge, New York
Jul. 13, 2010 -- Molotow, Hamburg, Germany
Jul. 18, 2010 -- Thekla, Bristol, England
Jul. 19, 2010 -- Ruby Lounge, Manchester, England
Jul. 20, 2010 -- Scala, London, England

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