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Monday, April 26, 2010

School of Seven Bells returns in July

looking kind of busy this a.m., so it might be a few quick notes early on -

Experimental dream-pop group SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS announces the July 13th release of their new album Disconnect from Desire, on Vagrant/Ghostly International and Full Time Hobby in Europe. In support of the release, the three-piece will play two shows at Mercury Lounge in their hometown of New York City, on June 9th and 10th.

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."

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." They have also been featured in the pages of Rolling Stone, Spin, Details, the NME and others. The band has since toured with Blonde Redhead and Bat For Lashes, among others.

School of Seven Bells are represented worldwide by Ryan Gentles for Wiz Kid Management & Danny Goldberg and Brady Brock for Gold Village Entertainment.

Tour dates for SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS, more to be announced:
June 9 - Mercury Lounge - New York, NY
June 10 - Mercury Lounge - New York, NY

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