School of Seven Bells Streaming Forthcoming Album SVIIB Online

(Vagrant) School of Seven Bells are streaming their forthcoming album "SVIIB" on via NPR's First Listen, giving fans an early full listening to the effort ahead of its official release on February 26th. We were sent the following background on the album:

It was in the summer of 2012 that School of Seven Bells' fourth and final album, SVIIB, was written. It was in early 2013 that Benjamin Curtis was diagnosed with a rare form of T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma, less than a year later Deheza would be the sole member of the group. Benjamin Curtis passed away on December 29, 2013.

Alejandra Deheza reflects, "I can easily say that it was one of the most creative and inspired summers of our lives. What followed was the most tragic, soul shaking tidal wave that life could ever deliver, but even that wouldn't stop the vision for this record being realized."

In 2014 Deheza moved to Los Angeles to finish the record with Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, Nine Inch Nails, M83), As soon as Alley was settled in LA it took the two only a month and a half to finish the record.

"This is a love letter from start to finish. It's the story of us starting from that first day we met in 2004, and that's the story of School of Seven Bells," Alley says, "When I see those roman numerals, I just think of an era". Listen to album here.

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