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Sean put me onto their album last year and its pretty special. I didn't know he was ill. Tragic.
ten silver drops and now here is nowhere were so important to 15-18 me :((
Saw School of Seven Bells five or so times and bought their first album off him after one of the shows. He seemed like such a down to earth and humble person, not to mention a hugely talented musician. One of my favourite gigs ever in fact was a SVIIB gig, the DiS one at the Harley in Sheffield.
band. Such a shame.
So sad. I was a big fan of SIIVB, especially their Alpinisms record. RIP.
Can remember being unemployed/unhappy, went cycling in the early morning to try and clear my head, and 'Half Asleep' came on.
RIP Benjamin Curtis.
i had the pleasure of meeting Ben and Brandon after a Machines gig in 2005 and was struck by how outgoing and friendly they both were. it was an amazing but poorly attended gig but they were both still super jazzed, chatting up the few of us who stuck around. thoughts and prayers to his family.
Not sold out at all, no where near but they absolutely smashed it. The drummers sticks were like tree trunks. No one should be dying at 35. r.i.p.
SVIIB first couple of records were pretty special. Must have a listen to the more recent stuff.
RIP dude, hope you're making sweet sounds somewhere else now.
followed updates on his condition online and from the start it actually looked pretty positive, but the decline was just awful to see. Really talented musician, and SVIIB made an awesome noise live. RIP.
I was aware he was diagnosed with cancer many months ago, but I just kind of forgot about it and assumed he'd beat it because... I don't know. Now I feel like a total berk for being so aloof. Been a fan of the Secret Machines since hearing Now Here Is Nowhere for the first time, and I really like School of Seven Bells too, so this news just devastates me.
R.I.P. Thanks for all the wonderful music.