School of Seven Bells Tour

School of Seven Bells Tour with Fujiya & Miyagi
Release "Iamundernodisguise" Single and Alpinisms on Vinyl

School of Seven Bells
"A promising blend of the psychedelic and the futuristic." - Jon Pareles, The New York Times

"A reverberating march of twinkling effects, glitchy Bjorkian rhythms, and insistently echoed drones of womanly harmonies." - Pitchfork Media

"...the sum of hip contradictions: om-drone modernism coated with the Dehezas' antique vocal blur...The effect is warm goth - New Order with more eros." - David Fricke, Rolling Stone

If School of Seven Bells' (Benjamin Curtis from The Secret Machines and the twin Deheza sisters from On! Air! Library!) full-length debut, Alpinisms, is divided between two stylistic imprints - one consisting of heavenly drones and soaring melodies, the other built upon tribal beats and hypnotic, incantatory vocals - then "Iamundernodisguise," the album's second single, is most definitely the latter. Ghostly International will release School of Seven Bells' "Iamundernodisguise" on 7" vinyl and digital download on February 17.

A sinister electronic calypso marked by ping-ponging percussion and one of the Deheza sisters' slinkier melodies, "Iamundernodisguise" teases out School of Seven Bells' darker side within the parameters of a concise, catchy pop song. Repetition is the key here, as the Dehezas sing breathy, cryptic promises ("I am neither walker nor sleeper/ I am neither sister, brother, son, nor daughter") over and over as the beat goes on. B-side "Trance Figure (Nobody Remix)" takes the Dehezas' already-detached vocals into even more foreign territory with the help of West Coast producer Nobody.

In the wake of a recent cross-country tour with M83, School of Seven Bells will be joining Fujiya & Miyagi for a set of US dates in February before heading to Europe for the next few months. Alpinisms will also be available February 24th on 180-gram limited edition vinyl.

School of Seven Bells Tour Dates:
2/06 Wellesley, MA - Wellesely College
2/07 Princeton, NJ - Terrace F. Club
2/11 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry w/ Fujiya & Miyagi

2/12 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge w/ Fujiya & Miyagi
2/13 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick w/ Fujiya & Miyagi
2/14 Alfred, NY - Alfred University Knight Club w/ Fujiya & Miyagi
2/15 Boston, MA - The Paradise w/ Fujiya & Miyagi
2/18 Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero w/ Fujiya & Miyagi
2/19 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club w/ Fujiya & Miyagi
2/23 Dublin, Ireland - Whelans
2/24 Glasgow, Scotland - Captain's Rest
2/25 Leeds, UK - Cockpit
2/26 London, UK - Cargo
2/27 Manchester, UK - Night & Day
2/28 Bristol, UK - Start the Bus
3/01 Brighton, UK - Audio
3/04 Brussels, Belgium - AB Club
3/05 Paris, Ile-de-France - Le Point Ephemere
3/07 Munster, Germany - Gleis 22
3/08 Berlin, Germany - Bang Bang Club
3/09 Hamburg, Germany - Molotow
3/10 Cologne, Germany - Studio 672
3/12 Vienna, Austria - Flex
3/13 Munich, Germany - Atomic Cafe
3/14 Milan, Italy - La Casa

[Published on: 1/23/09]

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