.
http://assets-s3.rollingstone.com/assets/images/album_review/7f5142033494016a9631deaf98dcedac79cc0210.jpg Disconnect from Desire

School of Seven Bells

Disconnect from Desire

Vagrant Records
Rolling Stone: star rating
Community: star rating
5 3.5 0
July 12, 2010

The Edge has cited this New York loops-and-dance trio as a recent inspiration. It's only fair, then, that a bit of U2 comes through in the pulse and hosanna of "Windstorm," the first track on their second album. But Benjamin Curtis (guitar and electronics) and Alejandra and Claudia Deheza (vocals and more electronics) are fonder of Joy Division and the early Cure, stylishly updated with pop flair and holy-aura harmonies. "Dial" comes with a full-rock slam, done with machines. But it makes you wonder how this School would sound with a real rhythm section.

prev
Album Review Main Next

ADD A COMMENT

Community Guidelines »
loading comments

loading comments...

COMMENTS

Sort by:
    Read More
    Around the Web
    Powered By ZergNet
    Daily Newsletter

    Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

    Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
    marketing partners.

    X

    We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

    Song Stories

    “Bird on a Wire”

    Leonard Cohen | 1969

    While living on the Greek island of Hydra, Cohen was battling a lingering depression when his girlfriend handed him a guitar and suggested he play something. After spotting a bird on a telephone wire, Cohen wrote this prayer-like song of guilt. First recorded by Judy Collins, it would be performed numerous times by artists incuding Johnny Cash, Joe Cocker and Rita Coolidge. "I'm always knocked out when I hear my songs covered or used in some situation," Cohen told Rolling Stone. "I've never gotten over the fact that people out there like my music."

    More Song Stories entries »
    www.expandtheroom.com