Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Our exclusive Mus-o-meter registers School of Seven Bells

By Meredith Deliso

School of Seven Bells quickly gained attention two years ago with its debut, “Alpinisms,” a hazy, dreamy collection of synth, gentle guitars and clear, unaffected harmonies that drew connections to shoegazers My Bloody Valentine and Cocteau Twins. This summer, the band released a follow-up, “Disconnect from Desire,” which explores more of the same (hear it this Thursday at Brooklyn Bowl). But to really get a sense of what this music is all about, we leave that up to the math of the Mus-o-meter.

Take the careful harmonies and soaring vocals of Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 classic, “Rumours.” Then add …

The Eastern-tinged, dream-like qualities of the Beatles’ 1966 album “Revolver.” Then add …

The laid-back electronics-angelic vocal combination on Zero 7’s 2004 breakthrough, “When It Falls.” The result?

School of Seven Bells sophomore album, “Disconnect From Desire.”


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