Our experiences with the School of Seven Bells have so far been pretty spaced out, consisting of us coming down from caffeine stratospheres on the soothing melodies of their "Trance Figure" or "Chain." But the new track they recently beamed our way literally starts out like a transmissions from Mars — creepy ghost broadcast, Morse pulse and lazer guns in the first few seconds — and makes us a little uneasy (We hate Martians). What follows though is probably the best song we've heard from them yet, from their forthcoming album Alpinism, and actually sounds more like what you'd expect from Benjamin Curtis, former guitarist of ill space rock dudes the Secret Machines (see FADER 15). While we stay interested in what Machines are up to (new album in October), we have to say that the Deheza sisters are killing us right now on what we'd think is a break up song if it didn't sound so pretty.
Download: School of Seven Bells, "Connjur"