Before Grammy nominations and blockbuster soundtracks, M83 proved to the world that shoegaze and electronica could thrive in the same space. The then-duo feasted on a history of computer music, striving to create life with airless tools. By aspiring to post-rock heights with dusty samples and laymen's synths, Anthony Gonzalez and Nicolas Fromageau broke a longstanding mold of restrained, austere electronic music. Under their hands, synths could swell and scream like forces of nature. Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts started M83 on the track to global recognition, and still stands as one of [...]
Metal Mother, Oakland's earthy electro-sprite, unveils Ionika, letting us know that even dream pop can have nightmares.
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Memoryhouse, Mazzy Star, School of Seven Bells Song: Young Galaxy - New Summer [download here ] What's so good? [...]
"I (Teen Daze) released this song to raise awareness for a wonderful artist named Benjamin Curtis (who you may know from School Of Seven Bells ), as he makes his way through cancer treatment. Please head to supportbenjamincurtis.com to donate what you can. Thank you!" web // facebook // twitter // soundcloud // shows // bandcamp // iTunes
Norman Wong Increasingly, Friday posts are for clearing off the decks of whatever hasn't gone out earlier in the week, but that doesn't mean the content isn't quality - this ain't no fire sale, son. But it also doesn't mean I'm not giving some stuff away. Because I am. Earlier this week, Toronto electro-operatic sensation Austra announced details of their second album, to be entitled Olympia and due out June 18. And because they believe in deeds, not words, they also made the first single from the new record available [...]
A fund has been set up for School Of Seven Bells guitarist Benjamin Curtis, who was diagnosed with T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma last month . The good news is that Curtis's condition is treatable with chemotherapy; the bad news is that it's pretty expensive. You can find out more about the fund - set up by his sister - at SupportBenjaminCurtis.com . "He is responding really well to treatment," explains bandmate Alejandra Deheza, "and rough as it has been, it's your messages and posts that have inspired us and keep us focused on [...]
"That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that which is Above, corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracles of the One Thing" Fingerbanger 1 : Miguel - Adorn (Ground is lava Benedek Cool Mix) (don lowed) -- For he who has not known himself has known nothing, but he who has known himself has at the same time already achieved knowledge about the depth of the all. Fingerbanger 2 : Mr. Carmack - [...]
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Chad Valley, Active Child, School Of Seven Bells Song: Young Galaxy - Falling For You [download here ] What's so good? [...]
photos by Jonathon Bernstein School of Seven Bells played Music Hall of Williamsburg at the end of January (1/31) with Prince Rama and Weeknight and we've got a belated set of pics from that show in this post. Since that show the band revealed some bad news: SVIIB guitarist Benjamin Curtis is battling cancer, having been diagnosed with T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. Singer Alejandra [...]
Alley Deheza: "The good news is that it's TREATABLE." The post School of Seven Bells' Benjamin Curtis diagnosed with cancer appeared first on Treble: Music news, reviews, interviews and more .
photo by Dave Lichterman Atoms for Peace 's Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich will mark the release of their new album, Amok , with a brief series of shows. The duo will take on London, Berlin, and New York in the coming weeks to perform DJ sets along with special guests like Actress, Throwing Snow, Shed, and Anstam. Pitchfork has the details on all three shows; look for Amok in record stores on February 26. As we mentioned yesterday [...]
Potential blizzard conditions in New England seem to be on the near horizon and so too will be a weekend away from work for millions of people. In preparation, ...
Benjamin Curtis of School of Seven Bells has been diagnosed with lymphoma, according to a note from bandmate Alejandra Deheza posted this morning on the band's Facebook page. Deheza writes: It feels so surreal to be writing this to you. In fact I still can't wrap my head or my heart around it, but here it goes. A few nights ago Benjamin was admitted to the hospital for symptoms that have been getting worse for a few weeks now. After a dozen tests and scans (which he's endured like a champion) , the doctors [...]
We've shared their music a handful of times and had the honor to premiere one of School of Seven Bells ' videos. Today, Alley Deheza of the band shared some heartbreaking news via their Facebook page about Benjamin Curtis. According to Deheza, Curtis was hospitalized earlier this week, and after extensive testing, he has been diagnosed with T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. Thankfully, lymphatic cancer is treatable, but Curtis will have to undergo "aggressive" chemotherapy treatments. Read Deheza's statement below: It feels so surreal to be writing this to you. In fact I still can’t [...]
Filed under: News Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images for Levi's School of Seven Bells guitarist Benjamin Curtis has cancer, the band revealed via Facebook today. In a short note, the New York City indie band's singer Alejandra Deheza wrote said that Curtis is suffering from T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma, a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma:
It's with great sadness that we report that School of Seven Bells member, Benjamin Curtis has been diagnosed with lymphatic cancer. Curtis (pictured above) is said to be suffering from T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. His bandmate, Alejandra Deheza, revealed the news earlier today (8 February) but insists the illness is treatable and hopes for a strong recovery. Deheza released the following statement on their official Facebook page : Dear Friends, [...]
Benjamin de SVIIV A través de un mensaje compartido en Facebook , Alley de School of Seven Bells ha dado la triste noticia que llegó a la banda hace un par de días. Se trata de Benjamin, miembro de la banda, quien fue diagnosticado con Linfoma de células T después de ser internado a causa de síntomas que lo han inquietado durante las últimas semanas. En el mensaje, la cantante y guitarrista de la banda, explica que la situación de Benjamin aún es tratable pero deberán atravesar por un [...]
School of Seven Bells' Benjamin Curtis has been diagnosed with a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer found in the lymphatic system. Fortunately, the cancer is treatable, but Curtis must undergo a "pretty aggressive" chemotherapy. Bandmate Alley Deheza revealed the heartbreaking news in a letter posted on Facebook : It feels so surreal to be writing this to you. In fact I still can't wrap my head or my heart around it, but here it goes. A few nights ago Benjamin was admitted to the hospital for symptoms that have been [...]
Cecil Mathieu There are musicians out there with a more impressive alt.rock resume than Ken Stringfellow . Starting out as co-frontman of the criminally under-appreciated Bellingham power-pop outfit The Posies , he was part of the final incarnation of the legendary Big Star , he was an unofficial member of R.E.M. both on stage and in the studio for a number of years in the post-Berry era, is part of the massive rotating cast of The Minus 5 , he fronts a Norwegian garage rock band called The Disciplines , and [...]