School of Seven Bells feature a Secret and a couple of Librarians. - Oh My Rockness

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School of Seven Bells feature a Secret and a couple of Librarians.

February 09, 2009
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You probably know some of the players involved in School of Seven Bells, a new-ish band from Brooklyn. Benjamin Curtis of Secret Machines (well, formerly of Secret Machines) formed the project with former On!Air!Library! singing sisters, Alejandra and Claudia Deheza (they're still sisters, actually). Curtis supplies the beats and tribal guitar hooks, and the Deheza ladies supply the perfectly in-sync harmonies that sound other-worldly.

Overall, School of Seven Bells is a friendly battle between atmospheric laptop melodies and gloomy guitar pop. The music is slightly space-y, definitely drone-y and a little glitch-y psych-y. They recently played shows with M83 and Blonde Redhead, so maybe you can slide the Bells' sound somewhere in between those two great bands.

It's hard to pin these three down, but they're definitely rocking to something different than your average band off the street. See them live and you'll know what I mean. Oh, and you should check out their debut album "Alpinisms" out now on Ghostly.

Headlining this show is Fujiya & Miyagi, a wonderfully poppy trio from Brighton, England, that definitely throw down some sweet electro samples and beats. This is fun disco-Kraut-funk that is catchy and sometimes silly. Their influences vary from Can to Brian Eno to Sly and the Family Stone and Aphex Twin. Fujiya & Miyagi are a good time. I'd play them at a dance party if I had any friends.

BUY TICKETS TO SEE SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS (WITH FUJIYA & MIYAGI) AT (LE) POISSON ROUGE!


School of Seven Bells open for Fujiya & Miyagi at (le) poisson rouge, on Tuesday, February 17th.

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