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Wednesday, October 06, 2010

School of Seven Bells, The Echoplex, Los Angeles: 10.01.10

Having just stumbled across the tail end of the SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS (SVIIB) show, a month earlier at the FYF fest; I was excited that they were coming to the Echoplex in Silverlake & to see them play a full set. Hailing from Brooklyn; they're composed of the sisters Alejandra & Claudia Deheza (vocals/keyboards & vocals/guitar), guitarist/producer Benjamin Curtis, and are backed by tour drummer Zach Saginaw.

The unfortunate twist of the night, was that Claudia could not make the evening's performance. However, with a 'show must go on' attitude; Benjamin came to the stage and assured the audience that even with the night's setback, they would be on in a minute... (and so they were) Even with this as a disadvantage: Alejandra and Benjamin played an intriguing and sonically alluring show - not dissimilar to what you might have if there were a love-child between Curve, Ladytron, Delirium, and Miranda Sex Garden.

Opening with dream infused ode "Half Asleep", they proceeded to the electronic yet noisily danceable sounds of "Heart Is Strange", and their new album's stand-out track: "Babelonia". With their beguiling sound, SVIIB wove their way through roughly an hour of spellbindingly danceable tunes. The band covered songs from their latest release Disconnect from Desire, as well as their debut album Alpinisms - which served to keep the audience duly entranced.

Now, all that's left is to see them preform a full set with a full band: something to look forward to. As this was the beginning of their US tour, DEFINITELY check them out, you won't be disappointed...

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