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Contest: School of Seven Bells/Fujiya & Miyagi @ 9:30 Club (DC)

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Courtesy of the fine folks at the 9:30 Club, we have a pair of tickets to next week’s School of Seven Bells / Fujiya & Miyagi show  (Thursday Feb 17th).  

Send us an email to auralstates at gmail dot com or comment this post to enter!  We’ll draw and email a winner Tuesday night.  Sorry folks.  Winner has been emailed; congrats to Paul Kelch! Enjoy the show!

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MP3: Fujiya & Miyagi – Pterodactyls from Lightbulbs (2008)

Fujiya & Miyagi are a smooth and steady cadenced extension of some strong Can influences.  Though they faltered some on their third album (2008′s Lightbulbs) by mostly treading water stylistically, their music still has an undeniable intensity that sucks you in, simultaneously trance-inducing and grounding.  Read more about their motivations and music in my interview with David Best from a ways back.

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MP3: Sempiternal Amaranth from Alpinisms (2008)

School of Seven Bells is a project formed from the split factions of two established groups (the Secret Machines and On!Air!Library!), but their airy, dream-like melodies seem to transcend and rise above what some view as a tumultuous origin.  Instead, their music relays the organic spirit of the relationship between Benjamin Curtis and the Deheza twins that catalyzed the group’s genesis.  Where F&M create a subtle and often minimal sound, School of Seven Bells coalesces an enveloping din of fuzzed-out guitars and a cloud of electronics.  This instrumental haze is purposeful as Curtis has openly stated the music is a lens to amplify the lyrics.  In this fashion, the music serves to set the pace and tone of each song, ultimately enhancing the impact of the strong vocal harmonies.

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7 Responses to “Contest: School of Seven Bells/Fujiya & Miyagi @ 9:30 Club (DC)”

  1. Courtney Clark says:

    Woot!

  2. Sean M. says:

    oh oh I want tix!

  3. Jeremy Brown says:

    I’d be up for that.

  4. Molly says:

    I told my lady friend who is obsessed with Japanese culture that I thought a band from Japan was playing at the 930 club on Thursday. Really I just wanted some company to see SVIIB. I think it will be fun despite the lack of Niponess. Please help mend my foolish assumption by providing free tickets to experience ethereal noises.

  5. Rachel says:

    I’m interested in tickets

  6. Carey says:

    Yes Please! This sounds like utter awesome in a can.

  7. pkel says:

    Any band who names themselves after a Karate Kid character is fine by me- would be pretty happy if I won the tickets!

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