It partly explains (though only partly) my affection for School of Seven Bells. This shoegaze-esque group, nominally a duo, though usually augmented by additional musicians (in particular Allie Alvarado aka Painted Face), features the winsome Alejandra Deheza on vocals, and she bears a marked resemblance to the aforementioned Homeland actress. Of course, that's merely a nice bonus. Even if she looked like Hylda Baker (or even Arthur Baker), I'd still be greatly attracted to the SVIIB sound. If you've ever wondered what Slowdive would have sounded like if they'd come from Williamsburg rather than Reading-- hey, who hasn't?-- I imagine they'd have sounded a lot like this. The new single The Night is out next week, and you can hear them performing it on the Jimmy Fallon Show below.
Happy birthday Little Richard!
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