SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS ANNOUNCE CO-HEADLINING US TOUR WITH BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Brooklyn three-piece School of Seven Bells (Benjamin Curtis from the Secret Machines and the twin Deheza sisters from On! Air! Library!) are pleased to announce their upcoming co-headlining US tour with experimental psych-band, Black Moth Super Rainbow. The Bells have spent the first half of the year on a world tour, and just performed a set of five highly-celebrated performances at SXSW. Entertainment Weekly called it, "...a sound that could just as easily put you in a reflective trance or make you dance for your life, and the Dallas Observer called the Bells, "quite alluring...incredibly interesting."
School of Seven Bells' Ghostly International full-length debut, Alpinisms, has received critical acclaim across the globe. The band was recently featured in SPIN, and in a recent Rolling Stone cover story on U2, The Edge sites School of Seven Bells' sound as an influence on No Line On The Horizon's droning tribal side. The New York Times called the Bells, "a promising blend of the psychedelic and the futuristic," David Fricke at Rolling Stone said, "the effect is warm goth - New Order with more eros," and PItchfork Media called it, "a reverberating march of twinkling effects, glitchy Bjorkian rhythms, and insistently echoed drones of womanly harmonies."
The Bells' video for "Half Asleep" premiered on MTV2 Subterranean and Pitchfork TV, has been airing on MTVU, and was featured on the front page of YouTube earlier this month. Ghostly International will be releasing a new 12" single "My Cabal" with remixes from Jesu and Seefeel on May 19th, following the recent release of School of Seven Bells' single for "Iamundernodisguise" on 7" vinyl and digital download, and Alpinisms on 180-gram limited edition vinyl.
School of Seven Bells is currently on a UK tour with Bat For Lashes, will be heading to Australia for the rest of April and touring the UK once more with White Lies before making their return to the states with Black Moth Super Rainbow in May/June. The band will also be performing at the All Tomorrow's Parties Festival in the UK, the Summer Sonic Festival in Japan, and the Sasquatch Festival in Seattle, WA.
School of Seven Bells US Tour Dates:
5/20 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge*
5/21 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon*
5/22 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club*
5/25 Seattle, WA @ Sasquatch Festival*
5/26 Portland, OR @ Holocene*
5/28 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill*
5/29 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour*
5/30 Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar*
5/31 Tucson, AZ @ Rhythm Room*
6/02 Austin, TX @ Mohawk*
6/03 Denton, TX @ Hailey's*
6/04 Little Rock, AR @ Sticky Fingerz*
6/05 Nashville, TN @ Exit In*
6/06 Columbus, OH @ Circus*
6/12 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
* w/Black Moth Super Rainbow