NYC-based dream-pop outfit School of Seven Bells will return with their third album, Ghostory, on February 28th via Vagrant Records/Ghostly International. With Claudia Deheza having left the band in October 2010 due to personal reasons, the new album is the band’s first as a duo, featuring Claudia’s identical twin sister, vocalist Alejandra Dehza, alongside guitarist and producer Benjamin Curtis (of Secret Machines fame).
According to an issued press release, Ghostory is a concept album of sorts, telling the tale of a young girl named Lafaye and the ghosts that surrond her life. The album is also said to feature the band’s most collaborative music to date.
Alley and I have always written our music together, but always independently and on our own time,” explains Curtis in an issued statement. “We knew we wanted to do something that was more sensual and spontaneous than anything we had ever done before, and that meant writing together in a room, coming up with ideas quickly and immediately reacting to what the other person was doing.
Additional album details, including a tracklist and an audio preview, are still forthcoming. In the meantime, revisit the band’s 2010 LP, Disconnect From Desire, with the video for the track “Windstorm”.