Between tours, the transformed duo recorded Ghostory at My Active Driveway Studio in Williamsburg.
"We recorded the album in two three-week sessions and it took us about a month to mix," notes Benjamin, who also produced the album.
Much like Seven Bells’ previous releases, Ghostory is layered with shadowy vocals and ambient guitar tones that weave between pop-driven electronic sounds. However, we see the band take on the task of storytelling for the very first time.
Ghostory tells the tale of a young girl named Lafaye and the love that enters and exits her life.
"Lafaye is a story of our experiences," says Alley. "These songs are about things that everybody has been through. I like the fact that it’s big and you never know which voice is mine or what side I’m on. Every person has a voice in each situation. I feel like calling that voice Lafaye is a way for everyone to own these songs. I didn’t want it to be the Alley show. I want everyone to cry for themselves."
(Rest of the interview/biography is here.)