10 February 2009


I was cruising around on this very overcast day flipping between stations, and landed on FBi (besides the two classic rock stations, this is probably the only good radio station in Sydney). They were playing School of Seven Bells jam "iamundernodisguise." I think this song is absolutely wonderful. It has a melody that sounds like a church song from the Middle Ages. The Deheza twins have voices that alternately soar and lull, creating a great soundscape on top of the droning electronic rhythms put forth by ex-Secret Machines member Benjamin Curtis.

School of Seven Bells - iamundernodisguise

I first got into the music of Claudia and Alejandra Deheza when they were in a band called On!Air!Library! The mood back then was a little dreamier, moodier, and spaced-out. A mix of shoegaze, space rock, electronics, and jagged guitars made them lesser-known contemporaries of bands like Blonde Redhead, Portishead, and My Bloody Valentine. Here's my favorite song from their self-titled album:

On!Air!Library! - Bread

And the video:

Prettiest band ever.