Wednesday, December 3, 2008

School Of Seven Bells: Alpinisms

School Of Seven Bells
Ghostly International Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
School Of Seven Bells makes a washed dream pop sound into something special and completely their own on their debut record Alpinisms. The group has a solid resume in this sort of genre with Ben Curtis formally of Secret Machines and twin sister vocalists Claudia and Alejandra Deheza from On! Air! Library!. This is a killer combo for the balance between the sisters sweet and soft flowing vocals complemented by Curtis's knack for the rock that comes out in pulsating percussion, chopping keyboards and background guitar that makes Alpinisms a great release and a really new experience for the listener.

Key Track:
"Face To Face On High Places"

Band With Similar Fire: My Bloody Valentine

Half Asleep (mp3)
Connjurr (mp3)
Chain (mp3)

School Of Seven Bells MySpace

Buy at iTunes Music Store

-Reviewed by Robyn Gatsby