School of Seven Bells "Open Your Eyes"

School of Seven Bells "Open Your Eyes"
Benjamin Curtis of School of Seven Bells tragically died of cancer in 2013, and his bandmate Alejandra Deheza used some of the musician's posthumous recordings to assemble a new album. With SVIIB coming out on February 12 on Vagrant Records, we can now get a taste of the album with "Open Your Eyes."

The song is swooning, cinematic synth-pop number in which a swaggering electronic stop-clap beat is anchored by steadily pulsing synths and a hypnotic vocal line that mostly hangs out on a single note. The arrangement expands and becomes a little more dynamic during the soaring choruses, with the whole thing amounting to a touching tribute to Curtis' memory.

Listen to the song below. SVIIB can be ordered on CD or vinyl right here. Digital copies are up on iTunes.