School of Seven Bells - Alpinisms Deluxe Edition (tour dates / video / MP3)

School of Seven Bells

Alpinisms Deluxe Edition


Releasing: 3 October

School of Seven Bells is releasing a deluxe edition of their debut album, Alpinisms, October 3rd. In this case, "deluxe" means a digital-only version with all the original songs plus 9 bonus tracks of reworkings, remixes, and alternate takes of tracks from the critically acclaimed album.

Their new version of "Iamundernodisguise" sounds like an estrogen-laced version of Fleet Foxes, only what that band does with guitar strings, sisters Alejandra and Claudia Deheza do with their voices.

School of Seven Bells kick off their first North American headlining tour tonight at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia, PA. Depreciation Guild, Phantogram, Warpaint, and The xx are among the openers on the tour. Check out the rest of the tour dates after the jump .


01 Iamundernodisguise

02 Face to Face on High Places

03 Half Asleep

04 Wired for Light

05 For Kalaja Mari

06 White Elephant Coat

07 Connjur

08 Sempiternal/Amaranth

09 Chain

10 Prince of Peace

11 My Cabal


01 Wired For Light (Live Drum Version)

02 Half Asleep (Alternate Version)

03 White Elephant Coat (Early Demo Version)

04 Caldo (Live on Stereogum's Decomposed)

05 Sempiternal (Alternate Version)

06 Iamundernodisguise (Vocal Mix I)

07 My Cabal (Early Mix 07)

08 Connjur (Alternate Version)

09 For Kalaja mari (Drum Outtake Mix)

School of Seven Bells

Iamundernodisguise (Vocal Mix I) [MP3]



09/25 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's

09/26 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar

09/27 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel

09/28 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506

09/29 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn

10/01 Austin, TX - Emo’s

10/02 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits

10/04 San Diego, CA - Casbah

10/05 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour

10/06 San Francisco, CA - Slim’s

10/08 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge

10/09 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret

10/10 Seattle, WA - Neumos

10/13 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry

10/14 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle

10/15 Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace

10/16 Northampton, MA - Pearl Street Nightclub

10/17 Boston, MA - Paradise

10/23 New York, NY - Webster Hall/CMJ Music Marathon

In the wake of Malcolm Young's passing, Jesse Fink, author of The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC, offers up his top 10 AC/DC songs, each seasoned with a dash of backstory.

In the wake of Malcolm Young's passing, Jesse Fink, author of The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC, offers up his top 10 AC/DC songs, each seasoned with a dash of backstory.

Keep reading... Show less

Pauline Black may be called the Queen of Ska by some, but she insists she's not the only one, as Two-Tone legends the Selecter celebrate another stellar album in a career full of them.

Being commonly hailed as the "Queen" of a genre of music is no mean feat, but for Pauline Black, singer/songwriter of Two-Tone legends the Selecter and universally recognised "Queen of Ska", it is something she seems to take in her stride. "People can call you whatever they like," she tells PopMatters, "so I suppose it's better that they call you something really good!"

Keep reading... Show less

Morrison's prose is so engaging and welcoming that it's easy to miss the irreconcilable ambiguities that are set forth in her prose as ineluctable convictions.

It's a common enough gambit in science fiction. Humans come across a race of aliens that appear to be entirely alike and yet one group of said aliens subordinates the other, visiting violence upon their persons, denigrating them openly and without social or legal consequence, humiliating them at every turn. The humans inquire why certain of the aliens are subjected to such degradation when there are no discernible differences among the entire race of aliens, at least from the human point of view. The aliens then explain that the subordinated group all share some minor trait (say the left nostril is oh-so-slightly larger than the right while the "superior" group all have slightly enlarged right nostrils)—something thatm from the human vantage pointm is utterly ridiculous. This minor difference not only explains but, for the alien understanding, justifies the inequitable treatment, even the enslavement of the subordinate group. And there you have the quandary of Otherness in a nutshell.

Keep reading... Show less

A 1996 classic, Shawn Colvin's album of mature pop is also one of best break-up albums, comparable lyrically and musically to Joni Mitchell's Hejira and Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks.

When pop-folksinger Shawn Colvin released A Few Small Repairs in 1996, the music world was ripe for an album of sharp, catchy songs by a female singer-songwriter. Lilith Fair, the tour for women in the music, would gross $16 million in 1997. Colvin would be a main stage artist in all three years of the tour, playing alongside Liz Phair, Suzanne Vega, Sheryl Crow, Sarah McLachlan, Meshell Ndegeocello, Joan Osborne, Lisa Loeb, Erykah Badu, and many others. Strong female artists were not only making great music (when were they not?) but also having bold success. Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill preceded Colvin's fourth recording by just 16 months.

Keep reading... Show less

Frank Miller locates our tragedy and warps it into his own brutal beauty.

In terms of continuity, the so-called promotion of this entry as Miller's “third" in the series is deceptively cryptic. Miller's mid-'80s limited series The Dark Knight Returns (or DKR) is a “Top 5 All-Time" graphic novel, if not easily “Top 3". His intertextual and metatextual themes resonated then as they do now, a reason this source material was “go to" for Christopher Nolan when he resurrected the franchise for Warner Bros. in the mid-00s. The sheer iconicity of DKR posits a seminal work in the artist's canon, which shares company with the likes of Sin City, 300, and an influential run on Daredevil, to name a few.

Keep reading... Show less
Pop Ten
Mixed Media
PM Picks

© 1999-2017 All rights reserved.
Popmatters is wholly independently owned and operated.