School of Seven Bells is Ringing in Your Ears
January 30, 2013
There’s something primal about School of Seven Bells’ particular brand of dream pop. The ethereal vocals Alejandra Deheza and the churning soundscapes of Benjamin Curtis create a ghostly yet danceable blend, drawing out influences from the dense guitar-driven shoegaze genre to percussive electronic music.
What Was Matmos Thinking?
October 12, 2012
On Matmos’s new album, The Ganzfeld EP, the duo tried a new recording technique: telepathy. They recruited some 50 people to speak into microphones while Matmos’s Drew Daniel tried to psychically transmit ideas to them. The deluxe version also includes a kit that will allow listeners to set up a similar experience.
The Raveonettes, Ten Years In
October 5, 2012
The Raveonettes released their sixth album, Observator, last month—and, perhaps even more notably, recently celebrated their 10-year anniversary as a musical duo. They’ve come a long way since MTV censored the video for “Attack of the Ghost Riders.”
This Music is By Aeroplane
October 4, 2012
Aeroplane is Vito de Luca, who soared in 2008 on the strength of a delirious remix of Friendly Fires’ “Paris,” adding handclaps and gauzy vocals from Au Revoir Simone to the song’s indie romanticism. De Luca has a studio in his native Belgium, where he straddles the line between DJ and musician.