Benjamin Curtis, one-third of the NYC dream-pop band School of Seven Bells, has died at the age of 35 after a long battle with cancer, specifically T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphona.
I first heard of Benjamin when he was involved in Tripping Daisy who were famous for this song.
Later, Ben and his bother Brandon founded Secret Machines, a criminally underrated heavy psych album who released three albums between 2000 and 2008. This was my favourite song of theirs.
School of Seven Bells came next. Here’s a sample of what they could do.
More details at Stereogum.