Posted by Jakub
Right around the time the Ghostly Swim tracklist was coming together i had to check out some more releases by some of the new faces and picked up this limited 7″ vinyl from School of Seven Bells called Silent Grips. You might remember them from the last Prefuse 73 record or saw them on a tour date with Blonde Redhead. They have this wonderful full sound that is worn down, its like if you molded together some of the best parts of Slowdive and replaced the guitars with warm synths and but brought the vocals up front and add some slower dusty Black Moth Super Rainbow percussion. I hope you enjoy.
School of Seven Bells – Silent Grips[audio:silentgrips.mp3]
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Jess says:May 23, 2008 at 4:11 pm
Great choice in tunes, Jakub… I like the album artwork above.
By the way, I was looking at the Obama site by chance a few minutes ago and the prints are up for presale I guess. Of course, I nabbed one! AMAZING work Scott!
Scott says:May 23, 2008 at 7:03 pm
wow, loving that cover art… at the hotel now with these crap laptop speakers so not getting the full effect of the music, but sounding good even so.
Dan says:May 24, 2008 at 9:51 am
I saw them on tour with Prefuse 73 some last Fall. Was a bit disappointed they didn’t play “Class of 73 Bells.” Cool show either way.
Ted says:May 27, 2008 at 7:06 am
I saw these guys (well, gals) when they opened for Blonde Redhead in Boston. I remembered thinking at the time that they sounded like a modern mixture between Splashdown and Cibo Matto.
EJ says:June 2, 2008 at 4:57 am
beautiful cover art. not really the kind of music im into but I love the cover.