Tag Archives: School of Seven Bells

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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Friday Music News

The Flaming Lips are as busy as ever. After embarking on an epic quest to release new music every single month of 2011, it doesn’t look like the Lips are about to stop now that 2012 has rolled around. In fact, this month may be their busiest yet. According to the Twitter of Wayne Coyne,Read more...

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Bumbershoot 2011, Sunday: Still More Bands, More Photos

The 2011 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival may be done now, but we’ve still got more to write about and more photos and videos to show you. For now, here’s a selection of yet more bands that played on Sunday this year. Keep an eye on the blog for more Bumbershoot coverage.  

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Bumbershoot 2011, Sunday: School of Seven Bells

It is fitting that School of Seven Bells’ set occurred towards the end of the middle day of Bumbershoot -- their synth-heavy, at times tribal at others shoe-gazy, set seemed crafted for nighttime listening. It is odd that at one point during the set, I thought “This sounds a bit like The Secret Machines.” CoincidentallyRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

  With Labor Day Weekend and Bumbershoot ahead of us, it’s a busy time for music, so you’ll just have to pace yourself. Monday has Ravenna Woods and Motopony, and Tuesday is arguable one of the most kick-ass shows of the week -- Japandroids and Bass Drum of Death at Sunset. Surfer Blood‘s on Wednesday,Read more...

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Live Video: School of Seven Bells

Alejandra Deheza and Benjamin Curtis, better known as School of Seven Bells, stopped by to play a few tracks for live on KEXP recently. The band, hailed for their their lyrical-focused songwriting, performed a rare, stripped-down acoustic performance, thus leaving out the drum machines and pulsating rhythms found on their studio recordings. The end resultRead more...

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Monday Morning News Fix

We’re sad to report the passing of Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson, who, according to the Throbbing Gristle website, “passed away peacefully in his sleep on the 24th November 2010 at his home in Bankok.” A founding member of the controversial and groundbreaking Throbbing Gristle, notably the first ever “industrial” band, Sleazy was also a successful artistRead more...

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Out This Week 7/13

Her first album was named for her father, her second for her mother, and now, M.I.A. fully comes into her own with the third, and self-titled, album Maya. Sometimes stylized as /\/\ /\ Y /\), this group of songs developed after the creation of her N.E.E.T. record label, the controversy she’s stirred in the press,Read more...

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Song of the Day: School of Seven Bells - Windstorm

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of 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. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more...

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