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Ben passed away on December 29, 2013 after being diagnosed with T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma in February 2013. He was a kind and brilliant human and will be sorely missed.

Read the official statement from SVIIB's management here. They have asked that condolences be sent to the following email address: sviib@wizkidmanagement.com.

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(Sorry was asleep when this was announced. Stupid time zones! - K)


We are pleased to announce that the Put Your Sad Down 10″ will be made available at participating stores on Record Store Day 2014 (April 19, 2014). In August 2013, an extremely limited run of 500 copies of the EP were manufactured & solely on sale at a special sold-out benefit in NYC to raise money to support Benjamin’s recovery during his battle with T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. This marked the first & only time the EP was released physically.

The remaining copies unsold from the benefit will be made available for the first time since, this coming Saturday. Each of the 300 copies comes with a dust sleeve designed by graphic artist Blanda Eggenschwiler, commissioned specifically for the production. 

Take a look at the SVIIB website for a full list of participating stores here:http://www.sviib.com/2014/04/17/record-store-day/


Participating stores include:
OZ Enterprises/ Oz Music – Tuscaloosa, AL
Rasputin Records – Berkeley, CA
Mad-Rhino – Claremont, CA
Amoeba Records – Los Angeles, CA
Fingerprints – Long Beach, CA
Canterbury Records – Pasadena, CA
Dimple Records – Sacramento, CA
Boo Boo Records – San Luis Obispo, CA
Lou’s Records – San Diego, CA
House of Records – Santa Monica, CA
Street Light Records – Santa Cruz, CA
Amoeba Records – San Francisco, CA
Freakbeat Records – Sherman Oaks, CA
Salzer’s – Ventura, CA
Angelo’s Records – Colorado
Twist and Shout Records – Denver, CO
Eagle Valley Music and Comics – Minturn, CO
Independent Records – Colorado Springs, CO
Disc and Dat – Bethel, CT
Criminal Records – Atlanta, GA
Dusty Groove Records – Chicago, IL
Reckless Records – Chicago, IL
Luna Music – Indianapolis, IN
Tracks Records – Bloomington, IN
Tracks Records – Bloomington, IN
Central – Lexington, KY
Euclid Records – New Orleans, LA
Bull Moose Music – Maine
Newbury Comics – Boston, MA
B-Side Records – Northampton, MA
Sound Garden – Silver Springs, MD
Dearborn Music – Dearborn, MI
The Electric Fetus – Minneapolis, MN
Down in the Valley – Minneapolis, MN
Vintage Vinyl – St. Louis, MO
School Kids Records – Raleigh, NC
Bull Moose Music – New Hampshire
Homer’s – Omaha, NE
Vintage Vinyl – Fords, NJ
Scotti’s Records – Summit, NJ
Earwax Records – Brooklyn, NY
Lakeshore Records – Rochester, NY
Shake It Records – Cincinnati, OH
Record Den – Mentor, OH
Finders Records – Bowling Green, OH
Culture Clash – Toledo, OH
Finders Records – Bowling Green, OH
Music Millenium – Portland, OR
Record Exchange – Cleveland, OH
Jackpot Records – Portland, OR
Gallery of Sound – Wilkes Barre – Scranton, PA
Gallery of Sound 6 store, PA
Waterloo Records – Austin, TX
Cactus Music – Houston, TX
Graywhale – Salt Lake City, UT
Zia Records – Phoenix/Las Vegas
Silver Platters – Seattle, WA
Sonic Boom – Seattle, WA
Easy Street Records – Seattle, WA
The Exclusive Company – Milwaukee, WI

(Alas, no record shops in London, UK… *sobs weepingly into MP3 collection*)

(Sorry was asleep when this was announced. Stupid time zones! - K)

We are pleased to announce that the Put Your Sad Down 10″ will be made available at participating stores on Record Store Day 2014 (April 19, 2014). In August 2013, an extremely limited run of 500 copies of the EP were manufactured & solely on sale at a special sold-out benefit in NYC to raise money to support Benjamin’s recovery during his battle with T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. This marked the first & only time the EP was released physically.

The remaining copies unsold from the benefit will be made available for the first time since, this coming Saturday. Each of the 300 copies comes with a dust sleeve designed by graphic artist Blanda Eggenschwiler, commissioned specifically for the production.

Take a look at the SVIIB website for a full list of participating stores here:
http://www.sviib.com/2014/04/17/record-store-day/

Participating stores include:
OZ Enterprises/ Oz Music – Tuscaloosa, AL
Rasputin Records – Berkeley, CA
Mad-Rhino – Claremont, CA
Amoeba Records – Los Angeles, CA
Fingerprints – Long Beach, CA
Canterbury Records – Pasadena, CA
Dimple Records – Sacramento, CA
Boo Boo Records – San Luis Obispo, CA
Lou’s Records – San Diego, CA
House of Records – Santa Monica, CA
Street Light Records – Santa Cruz, CA
Amoeba Records – San Francisco, CA
Freakbeat Records – Sherman Oaks, CA
Salzer’s – Ventura, CA
Angelo’s Records – Colorado
Twist and Shout Records – Denver, CO
Eagle Valley Music and Comics – Minturn, CO
Independent Records – Colorado Springs, CO
Disc and Dat – Bethel, CT
Criminal Records – Atlanta, GA
Dusty Groove Records – Chicago, IL
Reckless Records – Chicago, IL
Luna Music – Indianapolis, IN
Tracks Records – Bloomington, IN
Tracks Records – Bloomington, IN
Central – Lexington, KY
Euclid Records – New Orleans, LA
Bull Moose Music – Maine
Newbury Comics – Boston, MA
B-Side Records – Northampton, MA
Sound Garden – Silver Springs, MD
Dearborn Music – Dearborn, MI
The Electric Fetus – Minneapolis, MN
Down in the Valley – Minneapolis, MN
Vintage Vinyl – St. Louis, MO
School Kids Records – Raleigh, NC
Bull Moose Music – New Hampshire
Homer’s – Omaha, NE
Vintage Vinyl – Fords, NJ
Scotti’s Records – Summit, NJ
Earwax Records – Brooklyn, NY
Lakeshore Records – Rochester, NY
Shake It Records – Cincinnati, OH
Record Den – Mentor, OH
Finders Records – Bowling Green, OH
Culture Clash – Toledo, OH
Finders Records – Bowling Green, OH
Music Millenium – Portland, OR
Record Exchange – Cleveland, OH
Jackpot Records – Portland, OR
Gallery of Sound – Wilkes Barre – Scranton, PA
Gallery of Sound 6 store, PA
Waterloo Records – Austin, TX
Cactus Music – Houston, TX
Graywhale – Salt Lake City, UT
Zia Records – Phoenix/Las Vegas
Silver Platters – Seattle, WA
Sonic Boom – Seattle, WA
Easy Street Records – Seattle, WA
The Exclusive Company – Milwaukee, WI

(Alas, no record shops in London, UK… *sobs weepingly into MP3 collection*)

Thoughts on “tomorrow’s news”

• RSD release? The Put Your Sad Down vinyl is being released for this year’s Record Store Day (19th April, I think) and so far there’s been no official announcement.

• New music from album 4?

• That new (old) profile picture on Twitter is the cover of the Face to Face on High Places vinyl. No idea if that means anything!

This just in from SVIIB’s Facebook page:

Dear Friends, 

On behalf of Alejandra, we’re excited to say that we have some new School of Seven Bells news to share with you in the upcoming days, weeks and months. 

But before moving forward with that, we wanted to take a moment in memoriam of our friend and founding member of SVIIB. We’d like to acknowledge all the letters of support and caring words that so many of you have sent in, every one of them appreciated. 

Today, we turn a page, and tomorrow we’ll bring you the first of some new SVIIB news. But first, a moment of silence for the friend we’ll never forget…..

This just in from SVIIB’s Facebook page:

Dear Friends,

On behalf of Alejandra, we’re excited to say that we have some new School of Seven Bells news to share with you in the upcoming days, weeks and months.

But before moving forward with that, we wanted to take a moment in memoriam of our friend and founding member of SVIIB. We’d like to acknowledge all the letters of support and caring words that so many of you have sent in, every one of them appreciated.

Today, we turn a page, and tomorrow we’ll bring you the first of some new SVIIB news. But first, a moment of silence for the friend we’ll never forget…..

Put Your Sad Down vinyl to be released for Record Store Day!

Found this on the US RSD site! The 12-inch vinyl will be released on 19 April, and I’ve read somewhere that only 300 copies are available. I believe this vinyl was only previously available at the PYSD benefit in New York last August, so it’s pretty exclusive! -J