SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS ANNOUNCE “HEART IS STRANGE” SINGLE RELEASE

Indie-pop trio SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS are releasing a single for their track “Heart is Strange”, off their recently released sophomore album Disconnect from Desire on Vagrant Records/Ghostly International. The four track digital single will feature the UK edit of the track, as well as remixes of Disconnect from Desire tracks “Heart is Strange” by Pantha du Prince, “I L U” by Phantogram and “Dust Devil” by White Sea.

Band member Benjamin Curtis recently said of the upcoming single that “‘Heart Is Strange’, from the start, was clearly it’s own animal. It was a song we took on tour with us for most of 2009, changing it’s shape over and over again. Finally, influenced by a mind-bending night out we had dancing and listening to music after a show in Barcelona, it finally found it’s final (and best) form in early 2010. We did this shorter edit of the song after the album was finished, and probably for the first time in rock and roll history, I have to admit that I prefer the edit.”

As fervent Pantha Du Prince fans and both fans and friends of Phantogram, Ben was particularly excited for the remixes, praising White Sea’s remix as “the real stunner here…White Sea is a brand new project from Morgan Kibby, who you probably know as the star of the last M83 album ‘Saturdays=Youth’. I really can’t believe what a great job she did with this song, and I can’t wait to hear where she goes from here.”

SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS, formed in 2007 by Benjamin Curtis (formerly of Secret Machines) and identical twins Alejandra and Claudia Deheza (formerly of On! Air! Library!), are currently preparing for a US headlining tour in support of Disconnect from Desire, beginning in September.

“On their excellent second… School of Seven Bells update the atomic, textured sound of classic shoegaze bands like Ride and My Bloody Valentine with danceable beats, of-the-moment electronic textures and some of the prettiest, angelic vocals… in indie rock.” – Rolling Stone

“The lyrics revolve around perception and expectation, fate and few will, with the occasional blush of poetic overstatement. Now and then, though, the band unfurls a plain-spoken sentiment. There isn’t likely to be a more graceful breakup song this year than ‘I L U,’ or a more tersely affecting.” – New York Times

“Alpinisms… blended dreamy, deep-focus soundscapes with spiraling melodies sung in close harmony. On Desire, [they] rein in and smooth out those same elements, as songs like the uplifting ‘Windstorm’ and majestic ‘Joviann’ fit space-mother sing-alongs and relaxed Madchester rhythms into snappier verse-chorus structures.” – SPIN

Heart is Strange Tracklisting:
1. Heart is Strange (edit)
2. Heart is Strange (Pantha du Prince)
3. I L U (Phantogram Remix)
4. Dust Devil (White Sea Remix)

Tour dates for SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS:

September 9 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY
September 11 – Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge, MA
September 12 – Club Metronome – Burlington, VT
September 13 – La Sala Rossa – Montreal, QB
September 15 – Mod Club – Toronto, ON
September 16 – Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI
September 17 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
September 18 – Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI
September 19 – 7th St. Entry – Minneapolis, MN
September 20 – Blue Moose Tap House – Iowa City, IA
September 21 – Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
September 23 – Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
September 24 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
September 25 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
September 27 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
September 28 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
September 29 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
September 30 – Independent – San Francisco, CA
October 1 – Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
October 2 – Detroit Bar – Costa Mesa, CA
October 3 – The Loft- San Diego, CA
October 5 – Plush – Tucson, AZ
October 6 – Launchpad — Albuquerque, NM
October 8 – Hailey’s — Denton, TX
October 9 – Mohawk – Austin, TX
October 10 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
October 11 – Spanish Moon – Baton Rouge, LA
October 12 – Club Downunder – Tallahassee, FL
October 14 – Crowbar – Tampa, FL
October 15 – The Social – Orlando, FL
October 16 – Grand Central – Miami, FL
October 18 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA
October 19 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
October 20 – Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
October 21 – Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
October 22 – Johnny Brendas – Philadelphia, PA

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