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A new level of excellence
on 7 April 2012
What a great album! I liked School of Seven Bells first two albums a lot, but for me this third one represents a breakthrough to a new level of excellence. I just can't stop playing it.
School of Seven Bells are part of a new generation of American indie groups who draw their inspiration from the British shoegazing scene of the 80s/90s. Influences that come to mind are Cocteau Twins and My Bloody Valentine.
The strong influence of pumping 80s electronica is also noticeable on a lot of these tracks (Ben Curtis looks a lot like that guy in the Thompson Twins, which is perhaps no coincidence?)
If you like this genre I can also recommend The Hundred in the Hands, another boy-girl twosome from Brooklyn with a somewhat similar sound.