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  • In December 2013, Benjamin Curtis of School of Seven Bells passed away after a battle with T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. This February 2016, his bandmate Alejandra Deheza will release the album SVIIB, featuring parts Curtis recorded before his death. In a post on their website, Deheza writes, "Benjamin and I wrote this record during a tour break in the summer of 2012. I can easily say that it was one of the most creative and inspired summers of our lives. What followed was the most tragic, soul shaking tidal wave that life could deliver, but even that wouldn't stop the vision for this record from being realized. This is a love letter from start to finish. It's the story of us starting from that first day we met in 2004, and that's the story of School of Seven Bells." Watch a trailer for the release below: [Under the Radar]

  • Former-Fiery Furnaces frontwoman Eleanor Friedberger announced a follow-up to her 2013 solo release, Personal Record. The full-length New View will hit stores January 22nd via Frenchkiss; stream the first single "He Didn’t Mention His Mother" below. The album was recorded live-to-tape with producer Clemens Knieper, which you can watch in behind-the-scenes clips in the album trailer below. [Stereogum]

  • In an in-studio session for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge, UK band Foals took on a cover of Florence and the Machine's "What Kind of Man," at one point, even dipping into their own track, "What Went Down." Watch the performance below. [Consequence of Sound]

  • Alabama Shakes shook up The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night with a rip-roaring rendition of the track "Joe," a bonus track from the import version of their latest Sound & Color. Watch the performance below, and keep track of all these late-night television highlights with KEXP's TV Eye column. [Spin]

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