Do I have this right: SM member breaks off to form School of Seven Bells? Me thinking thinking SOSB would sorta fade and SM would carry on to greater heights (even though 2nd album wasn't as good...and since not on my iTunes-- I'm not sure SM had a 2nd album...maybe boxed up in the CD closet...?)...and...
And the long and short of it is SOSB have put out some really nice stuff while SM fell off the map (broke up?). Luckily I'm not the A&R guy at your record company, eh.
Still, if you'd dig an 00s indie-take on 70s AOR then you should get this. It RAWKS