Published Jul 30, 2008As previously reported, new Secret Machines/On!Air!Library! offshoot School of Seven Bells are gearing up to lend those M83 shoegazers some tour support. And since we all know tours and record releases go hand in hand, the NYC three-piece have announced theyve inked a deal with renowned Michigan imprint Ghostly International, who will be dropping some long-awaited School of Seven Bells releases this fall.
On September 16, the label will release the seven-inch/digital single "Half Asleep/Caldo, with School of Seven Bells debut full-length, Alpinisms, coming October 28. These follow a string of celebrated singles and compilation tracks by the band, which are made of ex-Secret Machines guitar man Benjamin Curtis and twin sisters Alejandra and Claudia Deheza of the now-defunct On!Air!Library!. They also follow a remix by Cocteau Twins' Robin Guthrie, who reportedly is a self-professed fan, and a collaboration with Prefuse 73, with whom they recorded the track "The Class of 73 Bells.
Before lining up their current tour with M83, School of Seven Bells last year joined the touring forces of Prefuse 73 and Blonde Redhead, who at one point also took Curtiss old Secret Machines on the road as well.
To catch School of Seven Bells Alpinisms live in action, as well as M83, here again are those tour dates:
10/18 Kalamazoo, MI, State Theater^
11/13 Washington DC, Black Cat *
11/14 New York NY, Webster Hall *
11/15 Philadelphia PA, Starlite Ballroom *
11/16 Northampton MA, Pearl Street Nightclub *
11/18 Boston MA, Middle East Downstairs *
11/19 Montreal QC, Studio Juste Pour Rire *
11/20 Toronto ON, Opera House *
11/21 Chicago IL, Bottom Lounge *
11/22 Minneapolis MN, Triple Rock Social Club *
11/25 Seattle WA, Neumos *
11/26 Vancouver BC, Richard's on Richards *
11/27 Portland OR, Doug Fir Lounge *
11/28 San Francisco CA, Fillmore *
11/29 Los Angeles CA, Henry Fonda Theater *
* with M83
Prefuse 73 with School of Seven Bells "The Class of 73 Bells