Singer Alejandra Deheza has announced the final School of Seven Bells album nearly two years since the death of her bandmate.

Benjamin Curtis passed away in December 2013 aged 35 after battling a rare form of lymphatic cancer. Shortly after his death, Deheza announced plans to complete the band’s fourth and final album using music Curtis had recorded when he was still alive.

An announcement on the band’s website now reveals that the album is titled SVIIB and due to hit shelves February 2016. The website also includes a note from Deheza, who describes the record as “a love letter from start to finish.” Hear a teaser below and read the note underneath.

Six months after Curtis’ death the remaining members of the group released the final track recorded by the producer and guitarist, a shoegazey cover of Joey Ramone’s ‘I Got Knocked Down (But I’ll Get Up)’.


Benjamin and I wrote this record during a tour break in the summer of 2012. I can easily say that it was one of the most creative and inspired summers of our lives. What followed was the most tragic, soul shaking tidal wave that life could deliver, but even that wouldn’t stop the vision for this record from being realized. This is a love letter from start to finish. It’s the story of us starting from that first day we met in 2004, and that’s the story of School of Seven Bells. So much love to all of you. Thank you for being a constant light in our lives.
This record is for you.




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