Posted in music | pictures on August 17, 2009

photos by Chris La Putt

The School of Seven Bells

"The xx, a four-piece from the United Kingdom, were a competent enough opening band, with interesting song structures and crystal-clear guitar lines. However, we haven't seen a more morose crew of characters in a while, and the fact that all four of them stood rooted to their positions on stage throughout the performance made them a less than inspiring live act. Still, their wistful vocals and rhythmic drum machine beats were enough to keep most the crowd entertained and happily spaced out.

School of Seven Bells, appropriately, were the highlight of the night. Only consisting of three members -- twin sisters Alejandra and Claudia Deheza and The Secret Machines' Benjamin Curtis -- the ethereal, full-bodied sound they established on their debut LP Alpininisms shone through uncommonly well. Live, their sound is similar to that of dream-pop godfathers Blonde Redhead -- unsurprising considering they've toured together -- but School of Seven Bells manages to get a lot more done in their live show." [20 Watts]

Friday night's show (8/14) was the final free Seaport show of the summer. Reminisce HERE. More pictures from Friday below...

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Comments (13)

beautiful night. great show. school of seven bells set seemed a little short, but they sounded great.

Posted by wembley | August 17, 2009 12:10 PM

every show at south street seaport seems short.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 12:22 PM

School of Seven Smells?

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 12:23 PM

Some nice photography. I see from the fashions worn onstage, that black is the new black.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 12:33 PM

School of seven boners.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 1:06 PM

I got about seven boners looking at these photos.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 1:16 PM

are they lesbians?

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 1:33 PM

Twins, dude/dudette. Twins.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 8:58 PM

No, I know they're twins! But are they lesbian twins? Like Tegan & Sara? Or maybe just one of them is a lesbian? I'd really like to go out with one of them.

Posted by ms_scene | August 18, 2009 12:10 AM

one's taken (the guitarist's g.f.) but not sure about the other.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 5:04 PM

but how were the backing tracks?

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 5:36 PM

theyre playing tomorrow at galapagos in dumbo with kaki king, setting sun, soundpool and dan gould

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2009 10:47 AM

For those who like The XX, here's a cool video interview at www.the-drone.com
Their show in Paris was amazing!

Posted by Bobbi | October 22, 2009 6:35 PM

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