Although dream pop seems to be a very straightforward genre, it never quite grasps how weird my dreams are. Sure, there are plenty of bands that capture the feeling of floating over fields of gold, but how many capture the feeling of having a paddle-boat ride with Jay-Z? Not a one. Maybe Brooklyn duo School of Seven Bells will give it a shot when they release their new EP, Put Your Sad Down, on November 13 through Vagrant. While I’m personally expecting more of a drifting-through-space feeling from the EP’s four original tracks, maybe they’ll capture that 0ld “David Bowie is hitting on my mom, while I eat ramen noodle soup” feeling. Aside from a cover of Silver Apples’ “Lovefingers,” that’s the only thing I really want from this EP. Got a good feeling that half of my wishes are coming true!
And now I’m reminded of my favorite quote: “Dream pop loves company, especially when it’s another dream pop band.” Or something like that. The point is, School of Seven Bells will be heading on a co-headlining tour this November with their similarly dreamy contemporaries Twin Sister. It’ll be a short, sweet tour, lasting less than a week — much like a dream, which typically tends to last less than a week. If not, watch out, you may be in a coma.
Put Your Sad Down tracklist:
01. Put Your Sad Down
02. Secret Days
03. Faded Heart
05. Painting A Memory
School of Seven Bells + Twin Sister dates:
11.26.12 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
11.27.12 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
11.28.12 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
12.01.12 - Portland, ME - SPACE
12.02.12 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair