Tag Archives: School of Seven Bells

R.I.P. Benjamin Curtis

This weekend, the music community and the world lost a wonderful talent in Benjamin Curtis. The 35-year old was best known as the guitarist and songwriter of School of Seven Bells, which he formed after sharing several projects, including Secret Machines, with his brother Brandon. Benjamin Curtis was diagnosed this past February with T-cell LymphoblasticRead more...

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Friday Music News

Atoms for Peace‘s Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich will mark the release of their new album, Amok, with a brief series of shows. The duo will take on London, Berlin, and New York in the coming weeks to perform DJ sets along with special guests like Actress, Throwing Snow, Shed, and Anstam. Pitchfork has theRead more...

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Song of the Day: School of Seven Bells - Secret Days

photo by Kyle Johnson

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s selection, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Secret Days” by School of Seven Bells fromRead more...

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Out This Week 11/13

Hardly a season goes by without some sort of release from Robert Pollard or his reunited band Guided by Voices, and among the highlights of this week’s list of new releases is the third GBV album of 2012. So what makes this so special? Our Music Director, Don Yates, thinks it might be “the strongestRead more...

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Thursday Music News

photo by Christopher Nelson

You can’t have Halloween without vampires. Vampire Weekend performed on Jimmy Kimmel last night (dressed as skeletons, ironically enough) and treated the audience to “Oxford Comma” and a new song called “Unbelievers.” The quartet has been working on a new album for the past year, and hopefully we’ll hear more good news from them soon.Read more...

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Wednesday Music News

Only nine months after the release of their third album Ghostory, School of Seven Bells are prepping the release of a new EP featuring recorded versions of songs that the duo had played on their last U.S. tour. The EP, Put Your Sad Down, will be released on November 13th, featuring four original tunes andRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

When the weather starts getting better in Seattle, so do the shows. This week we start with a great show at the Crocodile with School Of Seven Bells and Exitmusic, Tanlines are at Neumos, and the first of two nights begins with Bettye LaVette at Jazz Alley. On Wednesday, DJ Shadow is at Showbox at theRead more...

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Record Store Day 2012: The Top Vinyl Releases

Earlier in our coverage of Record Store Day 2012, KEXP has covered both the full list of record exclusives and live events around Seattle; however, amidst the many, many special releases available this weekend, we’ve highlighted the vinyl releases that we’re super excited about. Arcade Fire - “Sprawl II” (Mountains Beyond Mountains)  Courtesy of MergeRead more...

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Out This Week 2/28

In this week’s list of new releases, you’ll find a handful of bands you’ve likely heard about first while listening to KEXP or reading this blog. As we’re currently deep into our Spring Membership Drive, we’re asking you to consider all this new... and often free!... music we’ve helped you discover over the years andRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

Disney caused a stir earlier this week when they announced they were selling Mickey Mouse tee-shirts inspired by the cover of Joy Division’s classic 1979 album Unknown Pleasures. As soon as Disney got wind of the rumblings throughout the music community over the odd juxtaposition of images/commercialization of the iconic album cover, they quickly pulledRead more...

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