Track of the Day: 'Windstorm'

Past TracksOn their second album, New York's School of Seven Bells amps up their rhythms while leaving their dream-pop guitars and Technicolor synth washes in place. The exotic harmonies from twin sisters Alejandra and Claudia Deheza are still the star of the show, but while the band's debut largely avoided the club, a handful of tracks from this work would be right at home there.

Lots of mystical imagery floats by in the group's lyrics. Can't really pretend I know how to interpret lines like: "When the fire's burning from sky to ground/Swing my weight around/Begin the windstorm." But literal truth is not what this band shoots for. They're about texture and feel. Preserving a vivid dream on tape. And what a strange dream it was, as you'll see in the video clip below.



On iTunes: School of Seven Bells / "Windstorm"

new track button.png
Presented by

Brendan Hasenstab is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register with Disqus.

Please note that The Atlantic's account system is separate from our commenting system. To log in or register with The Atlantic, use the Sign In button at the top of every page.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

A Miniature 1950s Utopia

A reclusive artist built this idealized suburb to grapple with his painful childhood memories.

Video

Why Principals Matter

Nadia Lopez didn't think anybody cared about her school. Then the Internet heard her story.

Video

A History of Contraception

In the 16th century, men used linen condoms laced shut with ribbons.

Video

'A Music That Has No End'

In Spain, a flamenco guitarist hustles to make a modest living.

More in Entertainment

Just In