“My Cabal,” the third single from School of Seven Bells’ Alpinisms, has at its core a rather telling bit of wordplay. The word “cabal”—usually pronounced “kuh-BALL,” meaning a secret, conspiratorial clique not unlike School of Seven Bells themselves—is here pronounced “cable,” like the electronic connector. Appropriately, the song “My Cabal” (download it at The Ghostly Store) reflects that strange conflation of technology and the supernatural, spinning a drum-machine throb, a few chiming guitars, and a My Bloody Valentine-style atmospheric “whoosh” into a sophisticated dream-pop anthem. (Ed: Stay tuned for a “My Cabal” video.)
School of Seven Bells are currently travelling ‘cross the country with Black Moth Super Rainbow. Peep the dates here.