School of Seven Bells ’ debut is an electronically enhanced pop record of dizzying highs and claustrophobic lows, whose painstaking conception shows in its detail-laden crevices. On Alpinisms_ ’ best tracks, Benjamin Curtis constructs layers of shoegazing, moire-patterned guitars, while sisters Alejandra and Claudia Deheza intertwine their near-identical voices like the fingers of praying hands. Throughout, the whole heavenly affair is tethered to the ground with a glitchy, tribal thwomp.
Due to popular demand and the record’s near-universal acclaim, we’re re-releasing Alpinisms in collaboration with Vagrant Records. The digital-only Alpinisms (Deluxe Version) features nine bonus tracks including demo versions, alternate takes, and new mixes of songs from the album.