“This is a really special day for us… If I was more eloquent I could tell you about it,” rooster-haired guitarist/producer Curtis bashfully informed the audience before the 15-track set’s encore. “We had a new record come out today. I’m really proud of the little fucker.”—Live Review: School Of Seven Bells At Mercury Lounge | CMJ
Love Play: You take my love and leave me empty, and all you feel (is a fist) of draining sand. This wasted heart you take for granted is tired out; (tell me) what did you expect? Why would you stay; to deceive me? We’re playing this game like this is love. The longer I stay, the more you need me. I’ve made the mistake to wish this love…
Reappear: You know it’s time to find the will to reappear back into your life: when all you see and you love is back again, under the veil; when you find you’ve been estranged from your own heart, and love was just a way to hide. And all the pain you thought you’d lost, you found again, in someone else…
Show Me Love: How can you see, when you’ve got the rain in your eyes? It keeps you looking down. We’re all the same with a different name: does it have to be your story now? Hey, you’ll never find love…
White Wind: I can feel my blood rush with the tide and rally the waves. I’d fashion my heart, locked in a vice between shore and sea. (White, white, white wind. White, white, white wind) This restlessness has always been (white, white wind) the foam sleeping in the waves. My heart is betrayed by silence (white, white wind), like a—
Unnature: You give me a burning wish that gives me heat, but when your story turns into smoke, then you give me nothing. You give me light, a body to feel; five ways of persuasion deluded by doubt, disguised in belief. Words and chants, lust and nature: collide in the dark, disarmed by the dance, you betray your heart.
Available to pre-order from the lovely independent store Rise. They have shops in Bristol, Cheltenham, Swindon and Worcester. I’ve been to the latter and it’s lovely, plus I picked up the special edition of Alpinisms while I was there.
The digital single will be available to download on January 17th, with an exclusive b-side, ‘Love
From a Stone’. I think the artwork is up on Full Time Hobby’s Soundcloud.
If you’ve not yet downloaded ‘The Night’, now’s the time! Ghostly has compiled a few tracks from their upcoming releases. Along with SVIIB, there’s also Shigeto, Mux Mool, Matthew Dear, Choir of Young Believers, and Aeroc.
“What is a ghost? A tragedy condemned to repeat itself time and again? An instant of pain, perhaps. Something dead which still seems to be alive. An emotion suspended in time. Like a blurred photograph. Like an insect trapped in amber.”—Casares, The Devil’s Backbone