RIP Benjamin Curtis

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.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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